18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD

for Sony APS-C mirrorless

Model B061

World’s first 16.6x zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras.

Wide-angle through ultra-telephoto. All-in-one.

One lens that covers wide-angle to ultra-telephoto – and everything in between!

An all-in-one lens that zooms from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto for Sony E and FUJIFILM X-mount

Finally, a zoom that lets you shoot everything from ultra-telephoto to wide-angle, without changing lenses. The 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061) is an all-in-one zoom lens for Sony E and FUJIFILM X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. It is the first1 lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a zoom ratio of 16.6x and 18-300mm focal length range (the full-frame equivalent of 27-450mm). Zooming from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto, it covers a broad array of shooting situations, including landscape, sports, wildlife, snapshots, and portraits. The lens’s compact design makes it easy to carry every day, and it is ideal for travel and family activities. With a 0.15m (5.9 in) MOD (Minimum Object Distance) at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, it lets you photograph subjects with a unique perspective. In addition, autofocus is very fast and accurate thanks to its precise, high speed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism. And for steady shots, it is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system. This all-in-one zoom lens makes photography more fun because you can use it in an unlimited number of situations. It’s so versatile, it will inspire you to push your creativity further and further.

1 Among interchangeable F2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras (As of March 2021: TAMRON)

 

Key Features

Capture dynamic images with a fast-aperture ultra-wide-angle zoom lens

Covering focal lengths from 11-20mm (equivalent to 16.5-30mm in full-frame format), this lens is the first ultra-wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras in the world to achieve a maximum aperture of F2.8 and allows users to fully enjoy the soft bokeh effects, distinctive depth-of-field and unique perspective provided by a fast-aperture lens. Enjoy a higher degree of photographic freedom than ever before, such as taking regular snapshots at the 20mm end, which has a rather natural angle of view, and then challenging yourself to take powerful ultra-wide-angle shots at the wide end – all while enjoying the easy handling and the advantages that fast-aperture lenses offer. The lens shines in various scenarios, including architecture, landscape, indoor environmental portraits, and interior photography.

18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061), a versatile zoom lens for mirrorless

The most exciting feature of this lens is its 16.6x zoom ratio. It is the first APS-C mirrorless camera lens in the world to achieve this extreme. Its 18-300mm range provides the full-frame equivalent of 27-450mm. From ultra-telephoto photography taking advantage of lens compression, to wide-angle photography that captures vast landscapes, this lens supports many different types of photographic expression. The lens’s very compact design weighs approximately 620g (21.9 oz). Plus, like most of TAMRON’s other lenses for mirrorless cameras, the filter size is unified at 67mm. The lens is easy to handle in any situation, and ideal to carry around all day.

Best-in-class autofocus that’s fast and precise, you’ll never miss a shot

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is a zoom lens with speed, precision and responsiveness that ranks at the top of all-in-one zoom lens category, due in part to TAMRON’s VXD linear motor focus mechanism. Even at the ultra-telephoto focal length of 300mm (the full-frame equivalent of 450mm), it glides into focus comfortably from the minimum distance to infinity. Its focus tracking is so effective that it allows you to capture decisive moments when photographing insects, animals, vehicles or other moving subjects. Since it directly drives a group of lens elements to focus without using gears, the lens is exceptionally quiet. The linear motor suppresses drive noise making this lens ideal for shooting both still photos and video in environments that demand silence.

Maximum magnification ratio is 1:2, absolutely amazing for an all-in-one zoom lens

At the 18mm wide end, the lens attains an MOD of 0.15m (5.9 in) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2. With an amazing working distance of 5mm (0.2 in)2, you can get as close as you want to your subject while capturing the background. This opens the doors for a style of expression that is exclusive to wide macro photography.

2 When shooting with an MOD of 0.15m (5.9 in) at the wide end, the distance between the subject and the front tip of the lens is approximately 5mm (0.2 in). Use precaution so that the front element does not touch the subject when shooting at MOD.

Uncompromising optical performance throughout the entire zoom range

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is a high-resolution all-in-one zoom lens created through TAMRON’s persistent pursuit of outstanding image quality. The optical construction includes several special lens elements, specifically four LD (Low Dispersion) and three hybrid aspherical lens elements. These elements help to produce clear, sharp images from the center to the corners. Chromatic aberration and other optical aberrations are well corrected. In addition, the BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating suppresses ghosting and flare, which commonly occur in backlit scenes. Throughout the entire zoom range, the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD provides both high image quality and soft creamy bokeh.

Equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC

This lens incorporates TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism to minimize the effect of camera-shake, which is likely to occur in the telephoto range. It displays its ability to perform when shooting handheld under low-light conditions such as indoor or when shooting at night. It effectively reduces the degradation of picture quality. Using AI technologies, the lens will choose the compensation characteristic for videography at focal lengths of 70mm or less.

Technical information

Specifications

0.15m (5.9 in) (WIDE) / 0.24 m (9.4 in) (TELE)

F16
Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Sony E-mount

Model B061
Focal Length 18-300mm
Maximum Aperture F3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 77゜24′-5゜30′
(for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 15 groups
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2(WIDE) / 1:4(TELE)
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ75.5mm
Length 125.6mm / 4.9 in (Sony)

125.8mm / 5in (FUJIFILM)

Weight 620g (Sony/ FUJIFILM)
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

Release Date
September 24th, 2021 (Sony)
To be released (FUJIFILM)

 MTF

OPTICAL CONSTRUCTION( 12 elements in 10 groups)