Tamron 150-600mm Lens

Gadzooks! Tamron Announces New 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens

Tamron-SP-150-600mm-Di-VC-USDTamron announced an exciting new telephoto zoom lens this morning, the SP 150-600mm f/5 – 6.3 Di VC USD. Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of zooms like this, including Tamron’s earlier 200-500mm model (still available for about $950) and Canon’s 200-400mm f4 1.4x zoom, as well as Sigma’s 50-500 and 150-500mm zooms.

The new Tamron bests all of its competition (the Canon doesn’t really count) by increasing its maximum focal length all the way to 600mm, while also extending the wide end to 150mm. The lens remains small and lightweight considering the zoom range, and includes Tamron’s image stabilization system, greatly reducing the chances of blur associated with movement of long lenses.  At 68.8 oz (1,951 g), the Tamron lens only one pound heavier than Canon’s 70-200 f/2.8L IS II telephoto (52.6 oz./1490g).

The price and availability remain unknown.


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Bill Minton

Can you imagine that Sigma 50-500mm lens on a crop sensor camera? lol  Now that would be some reach!

Anyone remotely serious about any of these should probably be sitting down before clicking that  Canon’s 200-400mm f4 1.4x ilnk though.  The price on it is somewhat of a shocker!