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.