Tamron is also rumored to announce a new 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras in addition to the 18-200mm Di III VC lens for Canon EOS M cameras.
A few hours ago the rumors broke down that Tamron would become the first third-party maker to release a Canon EF-M-mount lens. The event will take place on June 19 and it seems like it will include another lens beside the 18-200mm Di III VC model aimed at Canon EOS M mirrorless cameras.
The model in question is the new Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens, which has been designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic among others.
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens rumored to be announced soon
It is not the first time that Tamron has been rumored to launch such product. In fact, the company has already acknowledged that this lens is in the works. The announcement took place at the beginning of 2013, when a mock-up was shown at various digital imaging events.
As some of you may be aware, the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III has not become official and has not been released on the market, yet. This fact has left a lot of people wondering whether it is still coming or not.
Leaked photo and rumors hint at lack of VC technology
It is worth noting that there is a huge change when compared to the original prototype of the Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens. The new name and the leaked photo are suggesting that the VC designation has been lost.
VC stands for “vibration compensation” and it is Tamron’s version of an optical image stabilization system. This may not be of particular concern to Olympus camera owners, as their devices come packed with on-sensor image stabilization. However, most Panasonic camera do not have such thing, so they would need a lens with built-in VC technology.
Either way, this product will be an useful all-round lens that will provide a good image quality without forcing buyers to dig too deep into their pockets.
It will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28-300mm. Until it becomes official, take the story with a grain of salt and tune in tomorrow for the official announcement!