Tamron is preparing to reveal a new telephoto lens on November 7, which is now rumored to offer a focal range between 150mm and 500mm.
The tireless rumor mill has recently begun claiming that Tamron is working on a new telephoto lens. Soon after that, a teaser has been posted on a Polish website and the whole world has been told that the third-party manufacturer is working on a “serious” optic.
Tamron rumored to announce 150-500mm telephoto lens on November 7
As we are getting closer to its launch, which happens to fall on November 7, inside sources have decided to release some specs in the wild. The first bits of details consist of the focal range, which will stand between 150-500mm.
By taking a look at this, it is clear that Tamron is replacing the 200-500mm lens with a newer one that happens to offer a broader focal scale.
Patent for 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens approved in 2012
The older product offers a maximum aperture of f/5-6.3 depending on the zoom levels. For the time being, the aperture of the upcoming product remains unknown, but it would not be surprising for the company to improve this feature as well.
Nevertheless, it is worth reminding that during the closing months of 2012, Tamron has managed to have one of its patents approved in Japan. The filing described a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens.
This means that the upcoming product might have the same aperture, as well as an even more extended focal range, that would provide a maximum 35mm equivalent of 900mm for APS-C cameras.
Vibration Compensation technology will stabilize the 150-500mm optic
The new Tamron 150-500mm telephoto lens is said to come packed with Vibration Compensation support. The VC technology is the company’s version of Vibration Reduction or Image Stabilization.
Vibration Compensation will help reduce the shakes, which are quite prevalent in telephoto optics so this system will surely stabilize things.
Amazon is currently selling the 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD SP FEC lens for Nikon, Sony, Canon, and Konica Minolta cameras for a price of $949.
It is very unlikely that this price will remain in place for the upcoming model, which will be released sometime in 2014. The older one used to cost a little under $2,000, so if you are looking to buy a new telephoto optic, then you should start saving a lot of money.