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Mastering the Magical World of 500mm Ultra-telephoto Zoom Lenses

With a really compact form and exceptional image quality, the 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) zoom lens for Sony E-mount and FUJIFILM X-mount challenges common wisdom about ultra-telephoto zoom lenses. The lens length range is 150-500mm (225-750mm on a full-frame camera)1. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 has a focal length of 500mm while being compact, allowing for comfortable ultra-telephoto photography. The image quality is prioritised in the design, which employs unique lens elements and hybrid aspherical lens elements to control numerous potential aberrations. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 features a high-speed, high-precision linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) and VC (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) (Vibration Compensation), ensure that no photogenic opportunity is missed Furthermore, at the 150mm end, the lens offers a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.6m (23.6 in) and excellent general usability. The Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount incorporates strap attachment holes, as well as moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating for outdoor shooting. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 is a flexible lens that can capture a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, birds, sports, and wildlife. You will be astounded when you first encounter the strong and unique world of ultra-telephoto lenses.

Ultra-telephoto 500mm Provides Shooting Enjoyment in a Truly Compact Size

Considering its pairing with mirrorless cameras, TAMRON pursued a compact size that allows handheld shooting while developing the 150-500mm F5-6.7. With a length of 20.96cm and a maximum diameter of 93mm, the 150-500mm F5-6.7 is astonishingly compact for a 500mm-class ultra-telephoto zoom lens. Even when extended to the 500mm telephoto end, the lens has a length of around 28.3cm. Another distinctive feature is that the arc of rotation of the zoom ring is small-only 75°-which enables swift adjustment to the desired focal length with minimal movement.

Uncompromising High Image Quality Throughout the Entire Zoom Range

In addition to covering a broad range of focal lengths, the 150-500mm F5-6.7 has high resolving power with excellent image-rendering performance across the entire zoom range. The optical construction features 25 elements in 16 groups. The effective placement of special lens elements-An astonishingly compact ultra-telephoto zoom lens for mirrorless cameras including XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), LD (Low Dispersion) and hybrid aspherical lens elements-enables the 150-500mm F5-6.7 to produce clear images while controlling chromatic aberrations. BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating is used to suppress ghosting and flare, which commonly occur under backlit conditions. These features allow the lens to produce finely detailed images of a wide variety of subjects including wild animals, birds, nature, and sports while producing soft and beautiful bokeh effects.

High-speed, High-precision AF means you'll Never Miss a Photo Opportunity

The 150-500mm F5-6.7 zoom's AF drive system is equipped with the VXD linear motor focus mechanism. VXD delivers extreme high-speed and high-precision movement and ensures exceptionally responsive performance. Focus tracking performance is also very high. The linear motor also suppresses drive noise and vibrations during focusing, making it ideal for shooting both still photos and video in environments that demand quietness.

VC Image Stabilization for Steady Shooting, Particularly in the Ultra-telephoto Range

When shooting in the ultra-telephoto range, even the smallest vibrations can lead to loss of image clarity. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 is equipped with VC functionality to support sharp images despite unavoidable camera shake. VC delivers powerful support for handheld shooting of scenes with low light levels, such as evening scenes and indoor shots, without the use of a tripod. The lens also features a VC mode selection switch with three modes including a dedicated panning mode (Mode 1: Standard, Mode 2: Exclusively for Panning, and Mode 3: Framing Priority), thereby enabling the selection of the ideal VC mode to match shooting conditions and preferences.

MOD of 0.6m (23.6 in) When Shooting at the 150mm Setting

The 150-500mm F5-6.7 lets users freely enjoy telephoto macro shooting of subjects at close-up distances. The lens has a MOD of 0.6m (23.6 in) at the 150mm end, and 1.8m (70.9 in) at the 500mm end. More remarkably, the maximum magnification ratio at the 150mm end is 1:3.1, offering excellent close-up shooting capabilities for an ultra-telephoto zoom lens. In addition to capturing dynamic shots by getting close to the subject, it enables tele-macro photography at close range, something that is not possible with conventional ultra-telephoto zoom lenses. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 can be used in a wide range of situations from plants to insects to tabletop photography.

MF SPEED Switch for Greater Manual Focus Control

The FUJIFILM X-mount version features an "MF SPEED switch." The switch allows you to select between two focusing speeds during manual focus shooting. This switch is useful when you are using the camera's LCD monitor to magnify the image for precise focusing. It facilitates accurate shooting in the telephoto to an ultra-telephoto range of 225-750mm (full-frame equivalent).

Mode 1: For normal manual focusing

Mode 2: When fine manual focusing adjustment is required

Model A057
Focal Length 150-500mm
Maximum Aperture F5-6.7
Angle of View 16°25′- 4°57
(diagonal) (for full-frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 25 elements in 16 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.6m (23.6 in) (WIDE) 
1.8m (70.9 in) (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:3.1 (WIDE) / 1:3.7 (TELE)
Filter Size 82mm
Maximum Diameter 93mm
Length 20.99cm
Weight 1.710kg (w/o tripod mount)
tripod mount 0.155kg
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)
Minumum Aperture F22-32
Standard Accessory Round-shaped hood, Lens caps, Tripod mount
Mounts Sony E-mount / FUJIFILM X-mount

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD for Fujifilm X Mount

Manufacturer Warranty

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24 month Australian warranty

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