Tamron 18-300mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD for Fujifilm X-mount Mirrorless Cameras
The Tamron 18-300mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD is a new 16.6x superzoom telephoto lens for Fujifilm X-series APS-C mirrorless cameras.
It covers a wide zoom range of approximately 27mm to 450mm in the 35mm full-frame equivalent focal length.
The new Tamron 18-300mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (model B061X) for Fujifilm X mount will be available from 28 October 2021 for £ 679.99 incl.VAT in the UK and $ 699 in the UK. United States.
Tamron USA Press Release
TAMRON announces the launch of the world’s first all-in-one zoom with 16.6x zoom ratio for Fujifilm X-mount
September 29, 2021, Commack, NY – Tamron USA, Inc. announces the launch date of the previously announced 18-300mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD. The Fujifilm X-Mount B061X will go on sale October 28, 2021 for US $ 699. Due to the current global health crisis, the release date or supply schedule of products could change. The Sony e-mount model of this new lens will be available on September 24.
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD covers a wide zoom range of approximately 27mm to 450mm in full frame equivalent focal length. The world’s first1 APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens offers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for a wide range of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focusing mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements that are precisely arranged to maintain high resolution edge-to-edge performance and deliver high image quality, making it the best of all all-zoom lenses. in one.
Plus, with a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 5.9 “at the 18mm wide end and a remarkable 1: 2 maximum magnification ratio, this lens performs surprisingly well when shooting from The lens is equipped with TAMRON’s exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, which effectively reduces image blur caused by camera shake in low light conditions or in the ultra-telephoto range. at slower shutter speeds.
In addition, like most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a unified filter size of 67mm. Along with a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a very versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide angle to ultra telephoto.
1. The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is the world’s first lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the largest feature of this lens, covering a wide angle to an ultra-telephoto range. The full-frame equivalent focal length range is from 27mm to 450mm. With this wide coverage, it can take photos in a wide variety of situations, including everyday and travel snapshots, both ultra-telephoto wide-angle and dynamic landscape photography and macro photography.
2. Best-in-class, extremely fast and precise AF provided by the focusing mechanism of the VXD linear motor
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD uses TAMRON’s proprietary VXD linear motor focusing mechanism. It achieves some of the best AF speed and accuracy of any all-in-one zoom lens. Across its range, from wide angle to ultra-telephoto, it delivers precise AF shooting. Excellent when tracking a moving subject with focus, it is ideal for photographing animals, airplanes, railroads and other moving subjects. It is extremely quiet and therefore ideally suited for still and video shooting in conditions requiring quiet operation.
3. 5.9 “MOD and maximum 1: 2 magnification ratio at the wide end
With a 5.9 “MOD at the 18mm wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1: 2, the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD performs surprisingly well when shooting up close compared to other all-in-one zoom lenses. It allows users to enjoy creative macro photography with extremely blurry backgrounds, a unique feature of macro photography. A pioneer of all-in-one zooms, TAMRON demonstrates its ability to ‘unparalleled originality in close-ups.
4. Best-in-class image quality
In terms of image quality, this new 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is one of the best performing all-in-one zoom lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras. To achieve a 16.6x zoom ratio while ensuring high image quality, the lens features a well-balanced arrangement of three hybrid aspherical elements and four LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements to effectively suppress aberrations optics. Over the entire zoom range, it maintains high resolving power from center to corner.
5. Exceptional stabilization of the VC
Despite its compact size, the lens is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism. With or without image stabilization in the camera body, the VC included in this lens effectively mitigates camera shake that can occur in low light conditions indoors and at night. In addition, using AI technologies, the lens will choose the compensation characteristic for videography at focal lengths of 70mm or less.
6. Comfortably compact
7. User-friendly features (moisture resistant construction, fluorine coating, zoom lock switch)
8. Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF
Focal length: 18-300mm (mirrorless APS-C format)
(Full-frame mirrorless format: 27-450mm equivalent field of view)
Maximum aperture: F3.5-6.3
Viewing angle (diagonal): 77 ° 24′-5 ° 30 ‘(for mirrorless format of APS-C frame)
Optical construction: 19 elements in 15 groups
Minimum object distance: 5.9 “(WIDE), 39” (TELE)
Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 2 (WIDE) / 1: 4 (TELE)
Filter size: Ø67mm
Maximum Diameter: Ø75.5mm
Length *: for Fujifilm X-mount 5 “
Weight: 21.9 ounces.
Aperture blades: 7 (circular diaphragm) **
Minimum opening: F22-40
Standard Accessories: Flower Shaped Lens Hood, Lens Caps
Compatible media: Fujifilm X-mount
* The length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the face of the lens mount.
** Circular diaphragm remains almost perfectly circular up to two stops from maximum aperture.