Tamron will release a version of its 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) lens for the Nikon Z mount on 31 October at a RRP of AU$2599.

The new Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens with the Nikon Z mount. (Source: Tamron.)

This lens is already available with Sony E and Fujifilm X mounts so the addition of the Nikon Z mount will open access to a wider range of potential purchasers. Owners of Nikon’s latest mirrorless cameras will be able to take advantage of the relatively compact size f this lens, which is 212.3 mm long at 150mm and only 287.3 mm long at 500mm, with a maximum diameter of 93 mm. The optical construction features 25 elements in 16 groups. The effective placement of special lens elements, which include one XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion), five LD (Low Dispersion) and two hybrid aspherical lens elements, enables the 150-500mm F5-6.7 to produce clear images while controlling chromatic aberrations. BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating is used to suppress ghosting and flare. A distinctive feature is the small arc of rotation of the zoom ring – only 75° – which enables swift adjustment to the desired focal length with minimal movement.

Autofocusing is controlled by a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism, which delivers high-speed and high-precision movement and ensures highly responsive performance, along with near silent operation for videography and environments that demand quietness. The lens will focus as close as 60 cm from subjects at the 150mm focal length. The maximum magnification ratio at 150mm is extremely high at 1:3.1. Tamron’s proprietary VC mechanism enables it to be used for handheld shooting of low light scenes without the use of a tripod. This lens is supplied with a lens hood that has a flexible, protective front portion and an Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount with strap attachment holes included. Click here for more information.