Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 in Sony A-Mount (Pre-Order for $1,399) offers improved optical design and performance from Tamron’s previous version plus an Arca-type compatible foot on the tripod collar for ease of use on monopods and tripods.
In addition to Sony A-mount DSLRs, this lens can also be used on Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras using a Sony LA-EA3 Lens Mount Adapter. (Please Note: this combination will offer fastest AF performance with a7II, a7RII and a6300.)
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 features an optimized optical design with three low dispersion (LD) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range. eBAND and BBAR coatings have also been applied to reduce ghosting and flare when working in strong, backlit lighting conditions.
The G2 version of this lens also incorporates a FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism to permit locking the zoom position at any focal length position to prevent accidental zoom extension. Conventional zoom lock is also featured to prevent barrel extension during transport. A ring-type Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) autofocus motor delivers notably quick and accurate focusing performance to suit working with fast-moving subjects, and full-time manual focus is also supported for fine-tuned control.
The lens also features a moisture-resistant construction along with a fluorine-coated front element to guard against dirt, dust, moisture, and smudging from affecting image quality. The ergonomic and durable metal construction of the lens also incorporates textured focus and zoom rings, and a removable, rotating tripod collar with an Arca-type compatible foot is supplied to better enable shooting from tripods and monopods.
Focal Length: 150 – 600mm
Maximum Aperture: f/5 – 6.3
Minimum Aperture: f/32 – 40
Camera Mount Type: Sony/Minolta A-Mount
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View: 16° 25′ – 4° 8′
Minimum Focus Distance: 7.22′ (2.2 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:3.9
Diaphragm Blades: 9 Rounded
Image Stabilization: No
Tripod Collar: Yes Removable – rotating with Arca-type compatible foot
Filter Thread: 95 mm
Dimensions (DxL): Approx 4.3 x 10.2 inches (108.4 x 260.2mm)
Weight: Approx 70.9 oz (2,010g)