2022-09-21 08:41Press release

New: Tamron ultra-telephoto 150-500mm zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount

Tamron ultra-telephoto 150-500mm zoom lens for FUJIFILM X-mount

Transcontinenta UK Ltd., Tamron distributor for the UK and Ireland, announces the launch of the Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057X), an ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount. This is already the third lens for the Fujifilm X-mount, next to the current Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD (Model B070X) and the Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061X).

The Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7, is based on the EISA Award-winning Sony FE mount version, and covers a full-frame equivalent focal length range of 225mm to 750mm on an APS-C camera like the Fujifilm X-H2S, X-T4 or X-T30 II. It combines compact size with stunning image quality across the entire zoom range, from the centre of the image to the edges. Fujifilm photographers can now easily enjoy the benefits of ultra-telephoto photography with this easy to handle and compact body. The new ultra-telephoto zoom is equipped with Tamron’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) precise and high-speed linear motor focus mechanism and Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. Additionally, the lens offers at the 150mm end, an extremely short MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.6m for powerful and dramatic close-ups.

Product highlights

Compact 750mm equivalent ultra-telephoto zoom lens
Although it reaches the ultra-telephoto focal length equivalent of 750mm, the 150-500mm F/5-6.7 is still quite compact with a length of just 209.9mm and a maximum diameter of 93mm. Even when extended fully to the telephoto end, the length of the lens is only 284.9mm so it can be used comfortably. The lens zooms from 150mm to 500mm by rotating the zoom ring through an arc of just 75° that enables rapid adjustment to the desired angle of view with minimal movement, avoiding missed opportunities and facilitating intuitive composition.

Amazing high image quality
The optical construction features 25 elements in 16 groups. The generous and effective use of special lens elements including one XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) element, five LD (Low Dispersion) elements, and two Hybrid Aspherical lens elements thoroughly controls aberrations including axial chromatic aberrations. And because the 150-500mm F/5-6.7 is designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras, it delivers extremely high image quality and overall performance across the entire zoom range, in the centre and from edge-to-edge. 

VXD AF motor provides high speed, high precision, and excellent quietness
The 150-500mm F/5-6.7 features the Tamron VXD linear motor focus mechanism. VXD delivers high-speed and high-precision movement and ensures responsive performance. Additionally, the linear motor also reduces drive noise and vibrations produced during focusing (as compared to a conventional drive system), making it ideal for shooting both still photos and video in low-noise environments.

Tamron’s acclaimed VC delivers exceptional image stabilization
The slim, compact 150-500mm F/5-6.7 is equipped with Tamron’s VC mechanism. The lens features a VC mode selection switch with three settings (Mode 1: Standard, Mode 2: Exclusively for Panning, and Mode 3: Framing Priority) so the ideal VC mode can be invoked to match shooting conditions. This functionality delivers powerful image stabilization performance, enabling efficient reduction of image blur caused by camera shake.

Telephoto-macro shooting for unique close-range shooting
The 150-500mm F/5-6.7 offers amazing close-up shooting capabilities for an ultra-telephoto lens. The MOD is 0.6m at the 150mm end and 1.8m at the 500mm telephoto end. The maximum magnification ratio at 150mm is exceptionally high at 1:3.1 (the full-frame equivalent of 1:2.1). Users can shoot powerful telephoto-macro images of subjects including flowers and insects while maintaining a reasonable shooting distance, closer than you can get with conventional ultra-telephoto zoom lenses. 

Additional features for greater convenience

  • Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount with strap attachment holes included

  • Lens hood with flexible, protective rubber front portion

  • Switch designed for ease of operation and handling

  • FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism for every zoom position

  • Equipped with an MF SPEED switch that is handy when focusing manually

  • BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating delivers stunning clarity and contrast
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating provide extra protection
Availability and price

The new Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057X) for Fujifilm X-mount, will be available in the UK and Ireland from mid-October 2022 for a recommended retail price of £1399.99 in the UK and €1629.99 in Ireland. Product photos and more sample photos, and detailed information, can be found in the Media Bank.

About Transcontinenta UK Ltd.

Transcontinenta UK Ltd. is a value added distributor for the UK and Ireland and as a branch office, part of the Transcontinenta Group with its headquarters in The Netherlands. The Transcontinenta Group has offices in The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK. From there we distribute well-known and leading brands in the field of photography, video, sport optics and mobile connectivity. The wide range of brands and products we represent enables us to position them in a wide range of markets. From the novice amateur, professional photo studio to museums and government.


Chris Watts
Chris Watts