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Tamron 50-400mm Mega Telephoto Zoom For Sony Mirrorless Is Set To Arrive This Fall

Tamron 50-400mm Mega Telephoto Zoom For Sony Mirrorless Is Set To Arrive This Fall

Tamron has said that it is making a 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The 8x zoom lens is expected to be available in the fall of 2022, but the company says that “due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change.”

This monster super telephoto lens is the 16th lens in Tamron’s Di III line that is made for the popular Sony mirrorless camera line. The 50-400mm is a good choice for travel because it has a wide zoom range. It’s also a good choice for shooting sports where you need to quickly change the angle of view (the zoom ring only turns 75°).

The Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 is surprisingly small, measuring only 183mm/7.2in length, and weighs a good 1,155g (40.7oz). The autofocus system uses Tamron’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, which is very quiet and quick. It also uses Tamron’s VC image stabilization mechanism, which is unique to this lens (Vibration Compensation).

The weatherproof lens can also focus very close, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 (half lifesize) and a minimum focusing distance of 25cm/9.8 at the widest 50mm end of the zoom.

The 67mm filter size is the same as most other Tamron Di III lenses for mirrorless cameras, so when using multiple lenses together, you won’t need as many filters or adaptor rings.

There is a port for connecting the lens to Tamron’s Lens Utility, which lets you change how the Focus Limiter works. A tripod foot that works with Arca Swiss will be an optional extra.

Details about how the lens works and how much it will cost have not yet been released.

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