Ontwikkeling van Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 VC aangekondigd

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Tamron heeft aangekondigd dat men werkt aan een 150-600mm f5-6.3 tele-objectief. De lens moet de 200-500mm gaan vervangen en biedt zowel aan de onderkant beduidend meer bereik. Het zou de enige 600mm zoomlens van dit moment worden (andere fabrikanten stoppen bij 400 of 500mm). Helaas heeft men niets vermeld over de prijs of de beschikbaarheid, waardoor we daar nog naar moeten gissen. Maar Tamron heeft een goede naam als het om de prijs-prestatieverhouding gaat, dus hopelijk dat deze lens niet veel duurder worden dan zijn opvolger (momenteel circa € 1100).

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De Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 beschikt over 20 lenselementen in 13 groepen, een nieuwe eBand coating en drie LD (Low Dispersion) glaselementen. Uiteraard is hij ook voorzien van beeldstabilisatie (VC), die de lens tot en met 600mm stabiel moet houden – ook voor het fotograferen uit de hand. Ook Tamron’s Ultrasonic Silent Drive is present – zeg maar de tegenhanger van Canon’s USM en Nikon’s AF-S. Hij komt beschikbaar voor DSLR’s van Canon, Nikon en Sony en is zowel geschikt voor fullframe als APS-C. Met de APS-C cropfactor zou de beeldhoek 233-930mm worden.

Wat uiterlijk en ontwerp betreft lijkt hij nog steeds op z’n voorganger (zie hieronder), maar lijkt het alsof Tamron een beetje de restyling van Sigma heeft gekeken.

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PERSBERICHT

TAMRON ANNOUNCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A REVOLUTIONARY NEW ULTRA-TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS FOR FULL-FRAME AND APS-C FORMAT DSLR CAMERAS: SP 150-600MM F/5-6.3 DI VC USD (MODEL A011)

Cutting-edge eBAND Coating(1) and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deliver superior imaging performance, while the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation)(2) system broadens users’ horizons in achieving sharper handheld photographs

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(1) The eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating is a new nanotechnology-based coating technique developed by Tamron to reduce unwanted reflection.
(2) VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron’s proprietary image stabilization mechanism.

November 7, 2013, Commack, N.Y. – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the development of an innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm for full-frame and APS-C format DSLR cameras. The lens sample will be on display in the Tamron booth at the Salon de la Photo 2013 that will be held from November 7-11 in Paris, France. Pricing and delivery information are not available at this time.

 

Tamron’s current 200-500mm (Model A08) is a popular, compact, easy-to-use ultra-telephoto zoom lens, but customers have shown great interest in having a lens that provides an even greater focal length range.

 

This all-new ultra-telephoto zoom lens features VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)(3), state-of-the-art eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, which significantly reduces the unwanted light reflections that cause flare and ghosting, and a sophisticated and stylish new external finish.
Its 4x ultra-telephoto zoom capabilities, with a focal length range from 150mm to 600mm, enhance the creative potential of telephoto photography, a captivating feature for all photographers, particularly nature, wildlife, and sports shooters.

 

Product Highlights

  • 4x ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm 
    The focal length range of this lens was extended by 50mm on the wide-angle side and 100mm on the telephoto side compared to the existing model A08, making it possible to take even more striking photographs of birds, wildlife, sports, and other distant subjects. Mounted on APS-C DSLR cameras, it has a stunning near1000mm telephoto equivalent focal length range of 233mm to 930mm.
  • World class image quality
    Employing 20 elements in 13 groups and boasting an advanced optical design, the lens delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images. The front group contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements (two in the first group, one in the third) for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end. The lens also adopts eBAND Coating, developed from state-of-the-art coating technologies, and conventional BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating to greatly suppress ghosting and flare even when shooting under adverse lighting conditions.
  • Achieves a 600mm focal length in a compact easy-to-handle package
    Ingenious optical design features minimize the movement of lens groups within the lens when zooming. This reduces the amount of barrel extension needed to cover the complete focusing range, making the entire lens more compact.
  • Beautiful background blur effects 
    Adopting a 9 blade circular diaphragm enables users to create beautiful background blur effects (Bokeh), which provide even greater potential for creative expression. This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture.
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism creates greater opportunities for sharper handheld photography
    Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system uses a three-coil system, delivering significantly sharper images and creating greater opportunities for handheld ultra-telephoto photography.
  • Comfortable autofocus
    Tamron’s new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD features a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ultrasonic motor drive for swift and accurate AF response, it delivers high torque, very fast response times, and very low noise. The full-time manual focus mechanism allows users to make fine manual focus adjustments at any time even when AF is engaged.
  • New elegant, high-class external finish
    Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a more sophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning full-frame DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an attractive and stylish tungsten silver brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
  • Easy-to-use tripod mount
    The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.
  • Comes with “SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron”, RAW image development processing software for Tamron’s SP lenses
    The SILKYPIX Developer Studio software can develop high-quality images from RAW data, incorporating adjustments that can express the personal style and taste of the photographer. These include white balance, color, sharpness, and the tonal curves recorded by digital cameras. The SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron provides a range of functions, in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities, such as correcting aberrations (chromatic aberrations of magnification, distortion, peripheral light fall-off), based on the optical data. Used in tandem with Tamron’s SP series lenses – renowned for their high-depiction capability – this advanced technology efficiently produces images that meet photographers’ most exacting demands.

(3) USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron’s proprietary ring-type ultrasonic motor.

 

 

Specifications(4)  
Model A011
Focal Length 150-600mm
Maximum Aperture F/5-6.3
Angle of view (diagonal) 16°25’ – 4°8’ (for full frame format)

10°38’ – 2°40’ (for APS-C format)

Lens Construction 20 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 106.3 in (2.7m)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:5
Filter Size Ø95mm
Maximum Diameter Ø105.6mm
Length (5) 10.1 in (257.8mm)
Weight 68.8 oz (1,951 g)
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 (circular diaphragm) (6)
Minimum Aperture F/32-40
Standard Accessories Lens hood, detachable tripod mount
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony(7)

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