Designed for full-frame (FX) and APS-C (DX) format Canon DSLR cameras, the Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD telephoto zoom lens offers a versatile focal range in a compact, lightweight design. This powerful lens enables you to capture wildlife close up in detail or at a distance in its natural habitat, without disturbing its activity. Tamron's image stabilisation system (VC) and Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) allows you to shoot crisp images of fast-moving, distant subjects handheld, and is suitable for a wide range of applications, including sports, wildlife, travel, and portraits.
ePhotozine Test Report
Highly Recommended Award:
Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SP Di VC USD Lens
"With this lens, Tamron have created something that offers more reach at the telephoto end than equivalent lenses, whilst still being able to deliver good sharpness for a reasonable price."
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- Versatile 4x telephoto zoom
- Suitable for full-frame and APS-C DSLRs
- VC Image Stabilisation gives 4-stop handling advantage
- Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus motor
- Full time manual focus override allows fine adjustments in AF mode
- Maximum aperture: F/5, Minimum aperture F/40
- Minimum Focus Distance: 2.7m, Max. Magnification Ratio 1:5
- Lens Construction: 20 elements in 13 groups (with XLD and LD elements)
- Diaphragm: 9 rounded blades
- Removable tripod mount
- Filter Size: F95mm
- Canon EF lens mount
Advanced optical technology
Three LD (Low Dispersion) elements are effectively deployed to correct chromatic aberrations, a challenging problem when shooting at long distances and at long focal-length settings. Tamron‘s eBAND Coating and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating help suppress flare and ghosting for class-leading image quality.
New eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating
This new coating technique developed by Tamron deploys a nano-structured layer (1nm = 1/1,000,000mm) of ultra-low refractive index, with dimensions smaller than the wavelengths of visible rays of light. This nano-structured layer coupled with the sophisticated multiple layer coatings underneath, yields significant anti-reflection properties, efficiently reducing undesired flare and ghosting to an absolute minimum to deliver sharp, crisp images.
VC (Vibration Compensation)
VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron’s proprietary image stabilization system. Tamron’s VC is a three-coil system, whereby three driving coils activate the shake-compensating VC lens group electromagnetically via three ceramic ball bearings.
The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the ceramic ball bearings, achieving smooth movement with little friction. And since the VC mechanism is moved in parallel using only the motorized control, the mechanical structure has been simplified, enabling the development of a more compact lens.
Compact and stylish
While covering a very wide range of focal lengths, this lens is remarkably compact and accepts 95mm filters. Its stylish design with signature Tamron tungsten silver finish and elegant brand ring incorporates a sturdy tripod mount to enhance both stability and ease of use.
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
Digitally Integrated Design - A Generation of lenses designed for optimized use with digital SLR cameras (APS-C format and full-frame) by means of superior designs and multi-coating techniques. The same outstanding performance is also achieved with conventional cameras.
SP - Super Performance
Tamron´s Super Performance series is a line of high performance lenses featuring high design specifications.
USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
Tamron’s USD works with high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations which are produced by a ring called a ‘stator’. Energy from the vibrations is used to rotate an attached metallic ring known as a ‘rotor’. Piezoelectric ceramic, an element that produces ultrasonic vibrations when voltage of a specific frequency is applied is arranged in a ring formation on the stator. This electrode configuration of piezoelectric ceramic causes two ultrasonic vibrations to occur in the stator. By effectively combining these two ultrasonic vibrations, it is possible to convert the energy from the vibrations that produced simple motion into energy known as ‘deflective traveling waves’, which then moves around the circumference (rotation direction) of the ring. With the USD, the friction between these deflective traveling waves created on the metallic surface of the stator and the surface of the rotor produce force, causing the rotor to rotate. The focusing ring of the lens, which is linked to the rotor, is thus moved, creating a fast and smooth auto-focus drive.
Tamron 150-600mm Sample Images
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