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Tamron Reveals the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8, Its First All-in-One Zoom for MFT Systems

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Tamron broke new ground in MFT lenses yesterday with the release of the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 DI III, the company’s very first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

The Tamron 14-150mm DI III lens offers MFT shooters a 28-300mm full-frame equivalent field of view and a f/3.5-5.8 variable aperture. Inside you’ll find 17 improved optical elements in 13 groups, a 7-blade aperture diaphragm, and stepping motor built with quick and quiet AF for video in mind.

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The one thing that is conspicuously absent from the specs and acronyms is image stabilization, which Tamron decided to eschew since many MFT cameras feature in-body stabilization anyway.

The 14-150mm lens comes in black and graphite color options with a petal-shaped lens hood, and will be shipping at the end of this month. If you’re interested, you can already pre-order yours at B&H for $590 by clicking on that price tag.

(via PopPhoto)


 
  • Marc Weisberg

    I’m interested to see the specs and reviews on this. Its priced quite a bit lower than the Panasonic 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS, but the Panny is a know contender. I’m on the prowl for a long through lens. Tamron lenses used to be horrible love to hear what others have to say.

  • OtterMatt

    Is that a zoom lock, or just a min aperture lock?

  • stoneysnapper

    Ottermatt, I’d guess its a zoom creep lock. Tamron lenses tend to have them.

    Interesting that PetaPixel mentions there’s no Image Stabilisation however the lens above shows “VC” at the lens mount, Tamron calls image stabilisation “Vibration Compensation”.

  • Teun

    It was originally planned with vc, so that’s probably an old picture. I can’t see the point of this lens. It’s nu (much) less expensive than olympus’ and panasonic’s offerings. It better be optically much better, or otherwise it will likely fail. I want to see tamron offering lenses that are not yet covered by panasonic or olympus. An 7 to 10mm prime is really misssing from the m43 line up.

  • OtterMatt

    If that is a zoom lock, then I feel cheated, because my Sigma 70-300 desperately needs one. :

  • gochugogi

    Sheesh, no IS? True, most Olympus models have BIS but most Panasonic MFT lack it since they went down the lens based OIS road.

  • Zos Xavius

    Their old 28-300 was a fairly underrated lens. The tamron superzooms generally are pretty good at what they do. The first half of the range is usually pretty good optically, its only the long end that really makes sacrifices. As long as you don’t expect edge to edge sharpness are are happy working with a sharp center circle, these lenses can be decent for quite a bit of shooting, especially people where sharpness in the center is what generally matters. Just don’t expect prime quality.

  • Bewar3them00n

    I’d prefer a faster lens, I had the 17-50mm 2.8f for my canon, it hardly left the camera, it was a bit of a beast with the VC, if they produce a similar lens for the MFT I’d be there, not only was the price half of the equivalent Canon version, it was just as good.
    With Sigma really upping the game with their lenses, and the recent art lenses for MFT being great quality and value, it’ll be interesting to see what Sigma will come up with, a 13-50 would be nice!

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