Tamron unveils revamped 150-600mm ‘ultra-telephoto’

September 1, 2016

Tamron says it has improved several features on the second-generation model, including AF speed and accuracy, vibration compensation (now ‘4.5-stops’ equivalent) and ergonomics.

It has also added a fluorine coating designed to be oil and water repellent, and a Flex Zoom Lock mechanism to allow the zoom to be quickly locked or unlocked in any position by sliding the zoom ring.

The SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 is built from 21 elements in 13 groups and includes three low-dispersion elements.

The new lens is due to be launched in Japan, in Canon and Nikon versions, on 15 September. A Sony-mount model will follow at a later date.

A UK availability date and price have yet to be announced.

The original 150-600mm lens was launched in December 2013.

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