SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Model A022 2018-05-01T15:56:16+00:00

SP 150-600mm F/5–6.3 Di VC USD G2 Model A022

You’re never too far from a great close-up

A022

Discover the next-generation ultra-telephoto zoom lens from Tamron

World acclaimed ultra-telephoto zoom reborn; meet the all-new next generation.

The SP 150-600mm G2 (Generation 2) ultra-telephoto lens with upgraded optical performance enables handheld shooting with remarkable definition. Building upon the success of the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011), this lens features better overall optical performance and faster AF speed, VC enhancements, plus Fluorine Coating, FLEX ZOOM LOCK and optional teleconverters.

Rebuilt from the ground up to meet Tamron’s strict quality standards and design specifications, this zoom combines smart engineering and high performance with quality craftsmanship, durability and user friendliness.

Enhanced optics meet greater versatility

The SP 150-600mm G2 includes three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements which completely eliminate axial and transverse chromatic aberrations. It also features upgraded optical construction (21 elements in 13 groups).

Anti-reflection technologies, eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating improve light transmission and suppress internal reflections, including light reflected off the camera’s image sensors. So even when taking a backlit or semi-backlit photograph, ghosting and flare caused by reflected light are fully eliminated.

Additional enhancements expand the lens’ versatility. For example, MOD (Minimum Object Distance) has been reduced to 2.2m (86.6 in) so you can enjoy tele-macro photography and dramatic bokeh.

Focal length: 600mm Exposure: F/8 1/2000 sec ISO400

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Tamron A022 autofocus

Capture the moment with sharpness and accuracy

The Model A022 is equipped with the USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor that delivers excellent responsiveness and control. AF speed is significantly improved from current model, and it enables accurate high-speed focus even when capturing moving subjects.

When shooting with AF, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually, without having to switch between modes.

Focal length: 350mm Exposure: F/6.3 1/1600sec ISO400

Keep it steady with improved VC

The VC (Vibration Compensation) effectiveness is equivalent to 4.5 stops, based on image stabilisation performance levels established by CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) when using in VC MODE 3. Model A022 now has three types of VC modes, and it is possible to choose the optimum VC mode according to the situation for taking a photograph, such as when wishing to pan the camera.

The improved VC minimises blurring caused by slight camera movement, which is prevalent with long telephoto lenses and even more troublesome with higher-resolution cameras. VC enhances the freedom of hand-held shooting at slower shutter speeds required by low-light conditions such as dusk.

VC MODE 1 is the standard mode that strikes a great balance between the stability of the viewfinder image and the stabilization effects.
VC MODE 2 is exclusively used for panning.
VC MODE 3 prioritizes the stabilization of the captured images and forgoes the stabilization of the viewfinder image.

With the optional accessory TAMRON TAP-in Console™, you can custom the configuration of VC MODE 1. Choose the viewfinder view of either Standard or viewfinder image priority.

Focal length: 213mm Exposure: F/6.3 1/50 sec ISO2000
Focal length: 375mm Exposure: F/7.1 1/80 sec ISO100

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Tamron A022 improved VC
Tamron A022 Flex Lock

FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism enables zoom lock at any position

FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism quickly locks or unlocks the zoom at any position simply by sliding the zoom ring. Photographers can shoot from any angle without the zoom extending unintentionally. Additionally, the customary Zoom Lock switch prevents unwanted barrel extension during transportation.

Intuitive design plus cutting-edge performance

The new design adopted for the four fixed focal lens models in the SP series already on the market is essentially a fusion of engineering and style, in pursuit of functional beauty and craftsmanship by paying thorough attention to minute details. With metal used as the exterior material, a high-grade design has been created based on the design concept that emphasises “Human Touch” characteristics, with user-friendliness considerably improved as a result. Those SP models feature a novel design for the switches, easy-to-read characters, an enlarged window over the distance scale, and the adoption of organic forms easy for the photographer’s fingers to hold onto.

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Tamron tele converters and TAP-in Console

Compatible with Tamron tele converters and TAP-in Console

This lens is compatible with the TELE CONVERTER 1.4x (Model TC-X14) and TELE CONVERTER 2.0x (Model TC-X20), which increase the focal length of the lens to 1.4 times and 2 times the original, respectively.

It’s also compatible with the TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory that provides a USB connection to a personal computer, enabling users to easily update a lens’s firmware as well as customise features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.

Technical information

Model no. A022
Focal length 150–600mm
Maximum aperture f/5–6.3
Angle of view (diagonal) 16°25′ to 4°8′ (for full-frame format)
10°38′ to 2°40′ (for APS-C format)
Lens construction 21 elements in 13 groups
Minimum focus distance 2.2m (86.6 in.)
Maximum magnification ratio 1:3.9
Filter size 95mm
Length* 260.2mm (10.2 in.) Canon
257.7mm (10.1 in.) Nikon
Maximum diameter 108.4mm
Weight** 2,010g (70.9 oz) Canon
1,990g (70.2 oz) Nikon
Diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm)***
Minimum aperture f/32–f/40
Stabilisation performance 4.5 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant) using VC Mode 3
For Canon: EOS 5D Mark III is used
For Nikon: D810 is used
Standard accessory Lens hood, lens caps, lens case
Mounts available Canon, Nikon, Sony****

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** Weight includes the weight of detachable tripod mount.
*** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
**** Sony mount model without VC.

MTF

Tamron A022 MTF chart 150mmTamron A022 MTF chart 600mm

21 elements in 13 groups

Tamron A022 optical construction