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Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E

BH #TA5040045S • MFR #A067
Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1:2 Magnification, 9.8" Min. Focus
  • Rapid Zoom Ring
  • Zoom Lock Switch
A sleek and versatile ultra-telephoto zoom lens, the Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is an ideal choice for photographing landscapes, wildlife, sports, portraiture, and more. Featuring an 8x zoom ratio that begins at 50mm, this remarkably compact and portable lens offers a length of just 7.2" making it the same size as conventional 100-400mm zoom lenses.
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Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4Closeup Capabilities
  • 5Autofocus and Vibration Compensation
  • 6Updatable for Modern Times
  • 7Intuitive Handling and Design
By B&H Photo's
A sleek and versatile ultra-telephoto zoom lens, the Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is an ideal choice for photographing landscapes, wildlife, sports, portraiture, and more. Featuring an 8x zoom ratio that begins at 50mm, this remarkably compact and portable lens offers a length of just 7.2" making it the same size as conventional 100-400mm zoom lenses.
Closeup Capabilities
In addition to its ultra-telephoto capabilities, the lens is well-suited for macro photography as well. With a minimum focusing distance of just 9.8" at the 50mm end, the 50-400mm provides up to one-half life-size magnification for closeup shooting.
Autofocus and Vibration Compensation
The VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism delivers fast, quiet, and precise autofocus.

VC (Vibration Compensation) system reduces camera shake and facilitates shooting at longer focal lengths and slower shutter speeds.
Updatable for Modern Times
For staying up-to-date and customizing your lens for maximum performance, the lens features a USB Type-C connector port for Tamron Lens Utility software, which enables you to customize functions and update the firmware for the lens by using a computer.
Intuitive Handling and Design
  • Rapid zoom ring and zoom lock switch.
  • Compatibility with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF.
  • Moisture-resistant design and fluorine coating to effectively repel dust, water droplets, fingerprints, and dirt.
  • 67mm front filter size, the same as most other TAMRON mirrorless lenses, provides greater convenience when using multiple lenses together.
  • Optional Arca-type accessory tripod mount for ease of use when using a tripod.

Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC Specs

Focal Length50 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum ApertureNot Specified by Manufacturer
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance9.8" / 24.9 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Weight40.7 oz / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.535 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 6.3 x 5.7"

Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC Reviews

Great lens

By Melanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-25

I just love this lens it is a great addition for me.

Wonderful Lens

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-06

I had a too-large collection of lenses including the Sony 70-300 and got this lens to replace that as well as several primes. On the plus side: especially after the firmware upgrade the focus is quick and spot on. The lens gives me tack sharp images through the entire focal length, although there is some vignetting which I should be taken care of by lens profiles once my lens/camera combo is available in DXO which should be any day now. With my 16-35, 24-105 and this 50-400, I'm pretty much covered for everything with just the three lenses.

Much Better AF After Update

By Wade
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-04

Clear. Much faster AF after V2 firmware update. Stays on my camera a lot more than I thought it would.

At last an affordable lens!

By Sandy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-26

An included lens collar would have given this a 5 star because really you can't use the tele end without one. I don't need 400 mm often but this will fit the bill when I choose to. I've used it a few times and am really happy with the quality. I have a Sony and it still picks up eye focus! I like the smaller size and weight compared to the Sony 100-400. But the price sold me and having the 50-100 extra reach is a bonus

The perfect Lense

By Ricardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-26

I saw some reviews about this lens before I bought it and they mostly indicated that it was for outdoor photos, however I used it in a concert at my church and the result was incredible. The pictures were taken with the Sony a7IV @ 3200 ISO - f/6.3 - 1/200 shutter. None of the pictures were retouched.

Works Fantastic with FX6 for Video, exceptional work Tamron!

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-22

Once used it on two shoots (nationally airing) so far, and it's a life-changer. Auto focus is very very accurate, and it seems to work very well with wide AF area, which can often confuse tele lenses (Sigma 150-600emount needed tap or zone, as it'd always pick the wrong thing to lock onto) Been using it on a second camera for interviews, and it feels like a bit of a joke being able to shoot at ~50mm for lots of it, but snap in to 400mm and isolate a mouth or eyes from 8' away. It's nuts to be able to do that with one lens. Haven't tested it's max focus speed yet, but so far it's been on 3-5/7 on the focus speed setting with FX6, and has 100% kept up. Macro aspect is a total bonus, didn't expect to benefit from that as much as I did. Totally adds to the one lens shot options with this, makes run-and-gun doc shoots 2x as fast as having to lens swap to a macro, let alone a 400mm macro. Optical stabilizer works amazing for hand-held, but I'm exceptionally good at it, so might not save everyone, but I was able to nail 400mm shots real-time during a scene at a barber shop without the space or time to shoot on sticks. It's way way better than on the Sigma 150-600 e-mount, as it seems to let the image float more organically, and doesn't have a sharp jerk when you reach the end of it's optical movement. Totally usable shooting whales off a 21' boat, with a little gyro stab help from Gyroflow, which wasn't usable with the 150-600mm even at the same 400mm range or less. Biggest reason I hoped this would work so well is not having a huge risk to shoot without rails and lens support. I'd take it off when moving the camera, but it's rock solid if on sticks and only the FX6 body is on the plate. Makes run and gun use possible, without risking lens mounts and lens-contacts which are mission critical for AF to work. I'll update with any negatives if I find them, but so far it's easily 10/10 on all the points I bought it for, and it's over delivered with lots of extras! (like the macro, and great OS) Zero sharpness issues shooting 4K on FX6, flares are quite controlled and the hood works well, colours are great and match the sharp bright look of the Sigma 24-70/2.8 e mount very well. (Didn't buy from B&H, as it was on rebate for less within Canada, but posting here for the review)

Good lens

By Melanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

Very nice lens for birding.

Excellent, fast and sharp.

By Juan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-15

Excellent lens. Fast focus and sharp images. My previous lens was a Sigma 100-400 with mc-11 adapter. Having a native lens makes a great difference. Will highly recommend it.

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