For those looking for an affordable ultra-telephoto zoom lens alternative for Canon, Nikon, and Sony full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras, then you’ll be glad to know that Tamron has got you covered, soon.
In a recent press release, Tamron announced that they’re developing a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens, which, if released, could be their longest focal length zoom yet. It will replace the 200-500mm lens in their product lineup once available.
According to the same PR copy, the Tamron zoom lens features “VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), state-of-the-art eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, which significantly reduces the unwanted light reflections that cause flare and ghosting, and a sophisticated and stylish new external finish.”
This is indeed good news for those photogs who are looking for a cheaper telephoto lens. As PetaPixel’s D.L. Cade said, “… discerning SLR users won’t be embarrassed to be seen toting it around.”
Unfortunately, Tamron stated that pricing and availability date for the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom lens are not yet available, for now.