Tamron Develops a Monster 18-300mm Lens for FUJIFILM X, Sony E-Mount APS-C Cameras

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Tamron has just announced the development of its first lens for the FUJIFILM X-series camera system, and that lens is a monstrous (in terms of focal-length range) all-in-one zoom—the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A2 VC VXD. The lens will also be available for Sony E-mount APS-C cameras.

Responding to consumer requests following its work with Sony E-mount cameras, Tamron has decided to enter the realm of lenses for the popular FUJIFILM X-series APS-C cameras. As the first company to make an all-in-one zoom lens, Tamron is jumping in with a lens that has the most expansive focal-length range available in any APS-C mirrorless lens—16.6x.

The new lens will have a full-frame equivalent focal length range of 27-450mm that takes you from a moderate wide-angle to a super-telephoto in the same lens. The lens’s autofocus system will use Tamron’s linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) for quiet and fast responsiveness, Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, and the optical design will include special lens elements to maximize edge-to-edge performance, making this lens a high-end all-in-one zoom experience. A close-focus capability of 5.9" will give the lens a 1:2 reproduction ratio for great close-up photographic opportunities.

Are you a FUJIFILM X or Sony E-mount APS-C shooter looking forward to this Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A2 VC VXD lens? Let us know in the Comments section, below!

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When do you anticipate this lens being in stock? Thanks!

While we do not have an ETA for the Fuji X or Sony E mount versions of this lens just yet, we are only accepting pre-orders for the Sony E mount version at this time. Those orders will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For the Fuji X version, you may sign up for an e-mail notification when it does arrive. 

Will the work on a full frame e mount?  If not why.

Hi Susan,

The lens will physically mount on a full-frame Sony E-mount camera, but the image will likely have significant vignetting as the image circle is optimized for smaller APS-C sensors and will probably not cover a full-frame sensor.

Thanks for the question!

Best,

Todd

What does it weigh?  How does it compare to the Sony 24-240 and 70-300(G) in terms of speed and sharpness?

Hi Arthur,

A weight for this lens has not yet been released. Stay tuned to the product page at B&H when the product is released as I am sure we will have more information.

Thanks!

Best,

Todd

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