Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III

June 19, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses | 1 Comment |
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Tamron announced the price and availability of its first superzoom lens designed for Micro Four Thirds compact system cameras. Employing one LD (Low Dispersion) glass element, two AD (Anomalous Dispersion) glass elements, two Molded-Glass Aspherical elements and one Hybrid Aspherical element, Tamron's new 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III lens is housed in a compact body with a filter diameter of just 52mm. The metal lens barrel exterior is available in two colours: black and silver, providing the most popular colour options to match high end cameras. The Tamron 14-150mm Di III will be available in the USA starting June 26, 2014 at $589.

Tamron Press Release

Tamron launches its first all-in-one™ zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras

14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III (Model C001)

June 19, 2014, Commack, New York - Tamron USA, Inc. announced the price and delivery of its first All-In-One™ high power zoom lens designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. The Tamron 14-150mm Di III (model C001) will be available in the USA starting June 26, 2014 at $589.

For the past 22 years since Tamron released to the market an extremely practical high-power zoom lens (28-200mm Model 71D) in 1992, the company has endeavored to continually develop high-power zoom lenses. By actively using its long-cultivated technology, Tamron has successfully developed an epoch-making compact and stylish, high-power all-in-one zoom lens that will further accelerate the attractiveness of the Micro Four Thirds cameras in the market.

When the development of this model was originally announced in January 2013, the lens was slated to feature built-in VC (Vibration Compensation). However, a series of deliberations and discussions over the course of the development process resulted in the removal of VC functionality.

Product Highlights

  • Employing one LD (Low Dispersion) glass element, two AD (Anomalous Dispersion) glass elements two Molded-Glass Aspherical elements and one Hybrid Aspherical element, Tamron's new Micro Four Thirds high-power all-in-one zoom lens delivers leading-edge image quality by reducing aberrations to a bare minimum      
  • The ingenious optical design achieves a compact body with a filter diameter of just 52mm.     
  • A stepping motor that is optimized to match this model provides silent, quick and accurate auto focusing.     
  • The metal lens barrel exterior is available in two colors: black and silver, providing the most popular color options to match high end cameras.
  • Using a circular diaphragm[1], this lens achieves spectacular background blur effects.

Specifications [2]

This product conforms to the "Micro Four Thirds System Standard" established by Olympus Imaging Corporation and Panasonic Corporation.

Micro Four Thirdsä and the Micro Four Thirds logo marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Imaging Corporation, in Japan, the United States, the European Union and other countries.

The company names and product names in this document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

About the Stepping Motor

The stepping motor's actuator allows finely tuned control of angular rotation, and since it drives the focusing mechanism directly without an intermediate reduction gear, it also provides superbly quiet performance. 

[1] This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from the maximum aperture.    

[2] Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon-mount lens. Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. May be changed without prior notice 

[3] Case of aspect ratio "4:3"

[4] Length is the distance between the front tip of the

About Tamron

"New Eyes for Industry" is Tamron's philosophy. This creed is consistent with the company's position as a comprehensive manufacturer of a wide range of original optical products, from interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras to various optical devices for both the general consumer and OEM. Tamron makes optical products that contribute to a range of different industries and will continue to devote its rich creativity and leading-edge technical prowess to various industrial fields. Furthermore, Tamron is fully aware of its responsibility to the environment and aspires to help preserve the natural environment in all of its business activities. Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today's compact high power All-In-One™ lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the newly announced 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro - the world's only 18.8x All-In-One™ zoom lens featuring Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet autofocus operation. Tamron's recent SP (Super performance) lens introductions have received accolades and high praise from leading photographic magazines and websites for their outstanding best-in-class performance. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.

Optical Product Line-up:

Interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras, digital camera lenses, video camera lenses, lenses for automotive applications, CCTV and IP lenses, lenses for long wavelength infrared cameras, ultra-precision optical components and more.



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#1 dan

I was really hoping this would be cheaper. I don't think people will get this over the Oly/Pany ones.
It doesn't seem to add anything new to the mix.

1:44 pm - Thursday, June 19, 2014