19th June, 2014
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Tamron launches its first high-power zoom lens for
Micro Four Thirds cameras

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

High-performance zoom lens in a compact body with high-grade metal finish.

June 19, 2014, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono Headquarters: Saitama City, Japan), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment launches its first high-power zoom lens designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras.

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.

Model C001

Model C001

Product Name Date of Launch
14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III (Model C001) June 26, 2014

* 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.

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

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

Specifications

Model C001
Focal Length 14-150mm (equivalent to 28-300mm in the 35mm / full-frame format)
Maximum Aperture F/3.5-5.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 75°22’ ~ 8°15’
Lens Construction 17 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 0.5m (19.7 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:3.8 (at f=150mm: MFD 0.5m)
Filter Size φ52mm
Length*2 80.4mm (3.2 in)
Diameter φ63.5mm
Weight 285g (10.1 oz)
Diaphragm Blade Number 7 (Circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/22
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible Mounts Micro Four Thirds

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.
*1 Case of aspect ratio "4:3".
*2 Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.

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

Micro Four Thirds™ 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.

Detailed Feature Explanation

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.