Tamron Co., Ltd. has unveiled its latest addition to the lineup, the full-frame 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057), a super telephoto zoom lens tailored for the Nikon Z system. Previously introduced for Sony E and Fujifilm X mounts, this lens showcases a meticulously crafted optical design comprising 25 elements arranged in 16 groups.
It includes one XLD (extra-low dispersion), five LD (low dispersion), and two hybrid aspherical elements, ensuring precise control over aberrations, including axial chromatic aberration. This meticulous design delivers exceptional resolution across the entire frame, ensuring sharp, high-quality images.
Tamron 150-500 Nikon Z is equipped with a sophisticated VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) autofocus engine, guaranteeing swift and accurate focus adjustments. Additionally, the lens incorporates Tamron’s renowned VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system, ensuring steady shots even in challenging shooting conditions.
Boasting a focal length of 150mm, the lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 60cm, enabling photographers to capture impressive close-up shots. Remarkably, despite its powerful capabilities, the lens maintains compact dimensions.
It measures a mere 212.3mm in length (extending to 287.3mm at the 500mm focal length) and boasts a maximum diameter of 93mm. These dimensions make it remarkably portable, especially considering its full-frame compatibility and substantial focal length.
Price and release date
Enthusiasts and professionals alike can now pre-order the Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD for Nikon Z on Adorama.com, with a price tag of $1,599. The lens is set to hit the market on October 31, 2023, promising photographers unparalleled telephoto capabilities in a remarkably compact package.
Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Nikon Z features
- Ultra-telephoto zoom with comfortable, intuitive operation
- Uncompromised pursuit of high optical performance in a compact body
- High-speed, high-precision AF means you never miss a photo opportunity
- VC image stabilization facilitates shooting handheld at the ultra-telephoto position
- Lens Mount: Nikon Z Mount
- Lens Format: Full Frame
- Zoom Focal Length: 150-500mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/5.0-6.7
- Lens Type: Telephoto Zoom
Last month, Nikon announced the NIKKOR Z 135mm 1.8 S Plena lens for its Z-mount lineup. It was designed with an emphasis on peripheral illumination—essentially, an emphasis on reducing vignetting and delivering clear, bright definition from edge to edge and corner to center. The lens consists of 16 elements arranged in 14 groups, including four ED elements, one aspherical element, and one SR lens. It features an 11-blade aperture and a larger rear element.