Development of Tamron 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) Announced

Tamron has just officially announced the development of Tamron 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2022.

Game-changing ultra-telephoto zoom starting at 50mm
50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067)

July 28, 2022, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of the versatile 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067), a next level ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Overview of the 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) features

The 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) creates an entirely new category for high-performance ultra-telephoto mirrorless zoom lenses. With an 8x zoom ratio that begins at an unprecedented 50mm (commonly called the “standard” focal length for full-frame cameras), this new ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras is the same size as conventional 100-400mm zoom lenses, yet offers a wider angle of view on the wide end for excellent versatility. The 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 is remarkably compact with a length of just 183.4mm (7.2 in) and a light weight of 1,155g (40.7 oz) but provides unparalleled high performance at all focal lengths. In spite of the high magnification ratio, high image quality is delivered across the entire 50-400mm range through the effective arrangement of special lens elements. Equipped with TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism that offers excellent quietness and responsiveness, plus TAMRON’s proprietary image stabilization mechanism VC (Vibration Compensation), the lens delivers versatile capability for all shooting scenarios.
Because the 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 provides up to one-half life-size magnification during close focus, users can enjoy the world of half-macro photography with excellent close-up shooting capabilities, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.25m (9.8 in) at the 50mm end. The filter size is 67mm, the same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras, providing greater convenience when using multiple lenses together. The lens also features ergonomic features that support comfortable shooting, such as the adoption of a new lens design with improved texture and operability, and a Connector Port for the dedicated TAMRON Lens UtilityTM originally and uniquely developed by TAMRON. In addition, for this 50-400mm F4.5-6.3, TAMRON Lens Utility newly offers a “Focus Limiter” function. An optional Arca-Swiss compatible accessory tripod mount is available for convenience when using a tripod. All in all, the 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 is a highly portable, versatile zoom lens that ensures users never miss a shooting opportunity, from the 50mm standard focal length up to the 400mm ultra-telephoto. This is a breakthrough product that creates an entirely new category of ultra-telephoto-mirrorless zoom lenses, another first for TAMRON.

Below are the key  features:

  • While covering the standard range of 50 mm to the super-telephoto range of 400 mm, it has a length of 183.4 mm and a weight of 1,155 g, achieving a compact and lightweight size equivalent to the 100-400 mm class.
  • By effectively arranging special glass material, high image quality is achieved over the entire 50-400 mm range.
  • Equipped with a linear motor focus mechanism VXD with excellent quietness and agility and a camera shake correction mechanism VC, it can be used in any shooting scene.
  • You can enjoy the world of half-macro with the shortest shooting distance of 0.25m at the wide-angle end and the high close-up shooting capability of 1: 2 maximum shooting magnification.
  • The filter diameter is φ67 mm, which is the same as most of our mirrorless lens series, improving convenience when using multiple lenses together.
  • Equipped with a connector port for the proprietary software “TAMRON Lens Utility TM” with the newly added “focus limiter function”.
  • By using the optional tripod mount, you can shoot a wide range of situations that require a tripod.

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