Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Lens Patent

by on October 26, 2012

in Tamron

Tamron has filed a patent for a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens, which would presumably feature Tamron’s Vibration Compensation. The big telephoto zoom lens would be the longest reaching zoom lens in Tamron’s lineup if/when it is released – taking the title from the current sub-$1000 Tamron 200-500mm f/5-6.3, which it would likely replace.

Sigma has a similar lens with its 150-500mm f/5-6.3 OS model priced at just over $1000, which should give us an idea of the price range we might see the Tamron at if to comes to life.  Given that it’s a new model and the extended reach, I’d put the price range somewhere between $1200-$1400 if I were betting on it.

[via Photo Rumors]

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1 k.t. October 27, 2012 at 8:54 am

IF this IS going to be an actual product, it’s too bad that they couldn’t squeeze out a bit more light…… Make it a 150-600/4.5-5.6 “VC” lens, even IF that means that they’ll have to price-point it around $2,000 U.S. seems to me that with decent optic (quality), it would still be a huge seller for those who can’t afford the $10K – $15K of the CANON/NIKON prime lenses with that reach.

2 Jurek November 2, 2012 at 1:25 am

That is a big lens. They should include VC.

3 DonR November 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

If this turns out like my Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 vc that’s very, very sharp with excellent vc I’ll be a buyer for sure.

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