Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD

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1.1 Specifications

  • Weight : 1761g (incl 95g lens hood, 155g tripod collar)
  • Price : 1500 euros
  • Length : 209-284mmmm
  • Filter: 82mm
  • 7 blades aperture
  • Minimal focusing distance : 60 cm at 150mm – 180cm at 500mm
  • Magnification ratio : 1:3.1 – 1:3.7
  • Max diametre 93mm
  • Strap hole
  • Optical stabilisation
  • Numerous buttons :
    • Stabilisation mode : Mode 1: Standard, Mode 2: Exclusively for Panning, and Mode 3: Framing Priority
    • AF/MF
    • Focus limiter : 3m – infinity, 15mm – infinity, fulll
    • Lock
  • Zoom lock
  • Tripod collar (detachable) with area swiss plate
  • Lens hood with soft front material to absorb shock
  • All weather resistant

The Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD build quality and ergonomics are very good. It is quite a big step up from their Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD. The lens is heavy but stay quite compact for a zoom that can extend to 500mm, and will fit in a normal bag

On top of classical buttons for AF-MF switch, Stabilisation mode , focus limiter the lens is equipped with

  • holes to fix a strap in order not to put the weight on the camera mount
  • a detachable tripod collar that has an integrated arca Swiss plate
  • a push pull mechanism to fix the focal length next to the zoom ring , when pushed you see a white ring that indicate the focal is fixed , useful if eg you set the focal length at 300mm and you want to keep it like that

The zoom ring is very large and easy to turn , the focus ring is very thin

No Teleconverters are available as Sony doesn’t allow 3rd party manufacturers to produce those for E mount

  • Poids : 1761g (inclus 95g pour le pare soleil et 155g pour le collier de pied)
  • Prix : 1500 euros
  • Longueur : 209-284mm
  • Filtre : 82mm
  • Diaphragme à 7 lamelles
  • Distance de mise au point minimale : 60cm à 150mm et 180cm à 500mm
  • Rapport de grossissement : 1:3.1 à 1:3.7
  • Diamètre max: 93mm
  • Trous pour sangle
  • Stabilisation optique
  • Bouttons nombreux
    • Mode de stabilisation. : 1 standard, 2 Filé 3 priorité cadrage
    • AF/MF
    • Limitation de plage de mise au point : 3m – infini; 15m – infini, complète
    • Verrou
  • Verrou de zoom
  • Collier de trépied détachable avec support Arca Swiss
  • Pare soleil avec surface spéciale pour absorber les chocs
  • Protection tout temps

La qualité de construction et l’ergonomie du Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD sont très bonnes , c’est un tout autre niveau que le Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD. L’objectif est lourd et massif mais reste très compact pour un 500mm et rentrera dans un sac photo standard

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