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18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Tamron Lens
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    Tamron starts the development of its first lens for FUJIFILM X-mount and Sony E-mount cameras simultaneously.

    Since the launch of the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount Full-Frame mirrorless cameras in 2018, Tamron has continually expanded its line of lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras. The popularity and wide adoption of these lenses prompted many user requests for the manufacture of the lens for other camera brands.

    As a specialist in the all-in-one zoom lens category, Tamron recognized the potential to develop the first all-in-one zoom lens for the FUJIFILM X-mount. The Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061) is the world's first all-in-one zoom lens for Sony and FUJIFILM APS-C mirrorless cameras featuring a 16.6x zoom ratio. To provide the pleasure of photography to more people around the world, Tamron will continue to develop unique products and expand the number of lenses compatible with more camera brands.

    Overview of the Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061) features

    The Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061) covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm (Full-Frame equivalent focal length). The first APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for a broad array of photographic possibilities. Its AF drive system uses Tamron’s linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality that is among the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.

    With an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15m at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well in its category when shooting up close. It is equipped with Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism that supports stable photography even at ultra-telephoto focal lengths. And it features a unified 67mm filter size, the same as other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras.

    Main features

    1. The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom.
    2. Extremely fast and precise AF, VXD linear motor focus mechanism, the highest-level in its class.
    3. MOD: 0.15m, maximum magnification ratio: 1:2 at 18mm wide end.
    4. The best image quality in its class.
    5. Outstanding VC (Vibration Compensation).
    6. Comfortably compact.
    7. User-friendly features (Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating, Zoom Lock switch)
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  • Nice interview about this lens

    Why did you choose the high-magnification zoom as the first X-mount product?

    Sawao: Looking at Fujifilm's lineup, the only product in the category that can be called a high-magnification zoom was the "XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR". As a pioneer of high-magnification zoom, we decided that we could introduce a product that supplements the current lineup, which can extend the telephoto side even more with our technical capabilities, and decided to use 18-300 mm compatible with APS-C size. I decided to put it in. The same can be said for Sony's lens lineup.

    Mr. Kodai Misawa (General Manager, Marketing Planning Department, Video Business Headquarters; hereinafter, Misawa): I want to shoot with one lens without changing lenses, I want a more telephoto side with a standard zoom, and reduce my luggage as much as possible when going on a trip After all, there are many requests for wanting. It is a high-magnification zoom that we would like such people to use.

    Even with the high-power zoom, "18-300mm" and "16.6x zoom" are new challenges for mirrorless lenses, aren't they?

    Sawao: That's right. Even including Sony E-mount support, there was no high-magnification zoom that could reach a focal length of 300 mm and achieve high image quality. Even in the company, there was a plan to set the telephoto end to 200 mm for safe performance and size, but the appeal point of this lens is that I want to challenge 300 mm (equivalent to 450 mm in 35 mm format) like Tamron. But there is also.

    Did you consider the affinity with the Fujifilm X body, such as design and size?

    Sawao: At Tamron, we have set "Human Touch" as a design concept alongside the brand message "Human Focus." It has an ergonomic design that is designed to give users a feeling of warmth and familiarity with their hands. It is common to all of our products and does not change that concept.

    Misawa: Please think that the lens made based on our concept can be attached to the X mount, not the design that is customized for the X mount.

    https://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/interview/1323293.html

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