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.
|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.
*1 This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from the maximum aperture.
|Focal Length||14-150mm (equivalent to 28-300mm in the 35mm / full-frame format)|
|Angle of View (diagonal)||75°22’ ~ 8°15’*¹|
|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)|
|Length*2||80.4mm (3.2 in)|
|Weight||285g (10.1 oz)|
|Diaphragm Blade Number||7 (Circular diaphragm)|
|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.
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.