Tamron today announced a new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens and a pair of new teleconverters (1.4x and 2.0x).
Other improvements in the new lens include an updated optical design for better image quality, a minimum focusing distance of 86.6 in (2.2m) instead of 106.3in (2.7m), a 1:3.9 max magnification ratio, faster autofocusing, a 4.5 stop vibration compensation (VC) system, 3 VC modes, and a new FLEX ZOOM LOCK system that lets you lock the zoom ring in any position.
Announced alongside the new Tamron lens are two new teleconverters, a 1.4x model and a 2.0x model. The moisture- and dust-proof extenders feature an aluminum body a durable build. They allow compatible Tamron lenses to continue to do autofocus and vibration compensation while being extended.
The new Tamron 150-600mm G2 will be available in the US shortly after September 23rd, 2016 (the Japan launch date) with a price tag of $1,399 (the “G1” model currently costs $999) for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony A. The 1.4x and 2.0x extenders will be available around the same time for $419 and $439, respectively, for Canon and Nikon mounts.