TAMRON | News | Tamron announces the Launch of SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)for Nikon mount
April 24, 2014
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Release Announcement

SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
for Nikon mount

Cutting-edge eBAND Coating*¹ and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deliver superior imaging performance, the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation)*²system broadens users' horizons in achieving sharper handheld photographs, and a speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*³enables high-speed AF (Autofocus).

April 24, 2014, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the release of the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011), an innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm, for Nikon mount.

SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)

Model A011

Product Name Date of Launch (in Japan)
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
for Nikon mount
April 30, 2014

The Nikon mount model will be first launched in the Japanese market, with overseas launches to follow in mid-May. The launch date of the Sony*4 mount model will be announced at a later date.

*1 The eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating is a new nanotechnology-based coating technique developed by Tamron to reduce unwanted reflection.
*2 VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary image stabilization mechanism.
*3 USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron's proprietary ring-type ultrasonic motor.
*4 The Sony mount does not include VC, as Sony digital SLR bodies include built-in image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is "SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD (Model A011)," without the VC designation.


Model A011
Focal Length


Maximum Aperture F/5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 16°25' - 4°8' (for full frame format)
10°38' - 2°40' (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction 20 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Focus Distance

2.7m (106.3 in)

Maximum Magnification Ratio


Filter Size


Maximum Diameter


Length* 257.8mm (10.1 in)
Weight 1951g (68.8 oz)
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (circular diaphragm)*5
Minimum Aperture F32-40
Standard Accessories Lens hood, detachable tripod mount
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony

Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon-mount lens.
* Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.
*5 This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken at two stops down from its maximum aperture.
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice