23rd July, 2014
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Release Announcement

Tamron announces the launch of SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD (Model A011) for Sony mount

Cutting-edge eBAND Coating*1 and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements deliver superior imaging performance. A speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2 enables high-speed AF (Autofocus).

July 23, 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 USD (Model A011), an innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm, for Sony mount.

(Model A011) for Sony

Model A011 for Sony

Product Name Date of Launch
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD (Model A011)
for Sony*3
August 2, 2014

The Canon and Nikon mount models are previously available. The Sony mount will be first launched in the Japanese market, with overseas launch to follow 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 USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron's proprietary ring-type ultrasonic motor.
  • *3 The Sony mount model does not include VC (Vibration Compensation), since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality. The name of the Sony mount model is "SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD" without the VC designation.


Model A011
Focal Length 150-600mm
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 1:5
Filter Size φ95mm
Maximum Diameter φ105.6mm
Length* 260mm (10.2 in)
Weight 1940g (68.4 oz)
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (circular diaphragm)*4
Minimum Aperture F32-40
Standard Accessory Lens hood, detachable tripod mount
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony

Length and weight are based on figures for the Sony-mount lens.
* Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.
*4 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