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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
  • 2Closeup Capabilities
  • 3Autofocus and Vibration Compensation
  • 4Updatable for Modern Times
  • 5Intuitive 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.
UPC: 725211670018

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

Awesome lens!

By Henry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-23

This Ultra telephoto zoom lens is lightweight, easily portable and the images are sharp and clear. It Features an extraordinary 8x zoom ratio, it delivers a wide range of focal lengths that covers the standard 50mm and stretches all the way to 400mm at the top end that offers an unrivaled level of versatility. At the wide angle (50mm) focal length, full-body images of subjects can be captured with crisp clarity.

Very nice lens!

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

About as close an all-around lens I've seen for Sony E-mount. It goes from macro all the way to super telephoto. On my APSC camera it will focus on objects just about touching the lens. I even have to take the shield off so I can get close enough. I attach some quick shots so you can see how good the zoom is.

A good lens with some flaws

By Dennis
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-14

I purchased this lens because I'm a bit lazy and like the idea of going out and getting some decent landscape shots as well as zooming in for wildlife shots without having to change lenses. The 50 to 400mm range does a decent job of that. A few things I am not so fond of would include the need to use the lock button just to keep the lens from extending while you are walking and the vignetting that is very noticeable especially when capturing the sky in the corners of your image. I know this can be corrected in post and if Adobe gets around to adding this lens profile, it may be taken care of with the click of a button, but for now, it is a nuisance that I find disappointing. For this reason alone, I would probably return the lens except that I haven't found one with the same focal range in a comparable price range. This is a good lens for what it is, but it does have some unfortunate flaws.

finally a telephoto zoom you can take a selfie with

By Gennadiy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-13

Through the years I had several 100-400mm lenses, two Canons, two Sigmas, and also Tamron 150-500. This one is better than any of them in more than one way. The focal range 50-400 is really convenient, in many situations 50mm is just as useful as 400mm. The lens pretty sharp at all focal length, better than Sigmas that are sharp only at the very center. Contrast is very good, AF is reasonably fast, and image stabilization is good, though not exceptional, which can only be a problem for handheld video. The only negative I noticed so far was a strong flare when I caught the sun right above the frame. That was one picture out of hundreds I've taken, so it might be just something rare.

Excellent All Around Lens

By Valentino
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-09

Excellent all around lens providing great telephoto capabilities. Operation is smooth and Tamron Lens Utility useful to program three custom settings and focus response. I use it primarily with my Sony 7RIV body. For it's capabilities, surprising light weigh and easy to handle. Great lens!

Great zoom for Sony FE

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-08

I tried out the Tamron 150-500 on my Sony A7 IV and really loved it, but the size and weight was too much. I pulled the trigger and purchased this new 50-400 and it fits the bill with quality, great VXD autofocus, range, weight and overall enjoyment to have on my camera now. VC in position #2 seems to work the best for me. I can shoot handheld at low shutter speeds 1/30 @ 400mm. The Tamron lens foot made for the old dslr 100-400 works perfectly for this lens. It's out of stock in many places though. My new lighter camera bag is now the awesome Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8, Tamron 17-28mm, Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN, and this lens. I love TAMRON lenses!

Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di I

By Kris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-21

Awesome Lense! It's range allows so much flexibility in one Lense. I use it to shoot sports, it's autofocus works flawlessly.

Tamron 50-400mm

By Carey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

This is a great lens! It replaced a 150-600mm I'd had for years. The focusing is very fast and the weight difference between the two is significant. Outstanding detail in all the photos I've taken so far (about 150)

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