TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Canon EF-mount)
World acclaimed ultra-telephoto zoom reborn; meet the all-new next generation
The SP 150-600mm G2 (Generation 2) ultra-telephoto lens with upgraded optical performance enables handheld shooting with remarkable definition. This new lens builds upon the success of the current SP 150-600mm (Model A011) which Tamron first introduced in December, 2013, including better overall optical performance and faster AF speed, VC enhancements, plus Fluorine Coating, FLEX ZOOM LOCK and tele converter.
Rebuilt from the ground up to meet Tamron’s strict quality standards and design specifications, this new zoom combines smart engineering and high performance with quality craftsmanship, durability and user friendliness.
Enhanced optics meet greater versatility
The SP 150-600mm G2 includes three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements which completely eliminate axial and transverse chromatic aberrations. It also features upgraded optical construction (21 elements in 13 groups).
Anti-reflection technologies, eBAND (Extended Bandwidth and Angular-Dependency) Coating and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating improve light transmission and suppress internal reflections, including light reflected off the camera’s image sensors. So even when taking a backlit or semi-backlit photograph, ghosting and flare caused by reflected light are fully eliminated.
Additional enhancements expand the lens’s versatility. For example, MOD (Minimum Object Distance) has been reduced to 2.2m so you can enjoy tele-macro photography and dramatic bokeh.
Capture the moment with sharpness and accuracy
The Model A022 is equipped with a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor that delivers excellent responsiveness and control. AF speed is significantly improved from current model, and it enables accurate high-speed focus even when capturing moving subjects.
Keep it steady with improved VC (Vibration Compensation)
The VC (Vibration Compensation) effectiveness is equivalent to 4.5 stops, based on image stabilization performance levels established by CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) when using in VC MODE 3. SP 150-600mm G2 has three types of VC modes.
VC MODE 1
The standard mode that strikes a great balance between the stability of the viewfinder image and the stabilization effects.
VC MODE 2
Exclusively used for panning.
VC MODE 3
Prioritizes the stabilization of the captured images and forgoes the stabilization of the viewfinder image.
Protect your lens with Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction
The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints. For greater protection when shooting outdoors, leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment.
FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism enables zoom lock at any position
FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism quickly locks or unlocks the zoom at any position simply by sliding the zoom ring. Photographers can shoot from any angle without the zoom extending unintentionally. Additionally, the conventional Zoom Lock switch prevents unwanted barrel extension during transportation.
Expand your options with the TAP-in console
The optionally available TAP-in console can be used to adjust the lens firmware and update fine settings for autofocus and VC.
Additional product features
DMPU (Dual Micro-Processing Unit)
Dual Microprocessing Unit – Lenses with DMPU are characterised by their particularly high performance. The dual processor processes the digital signals from the autofocus and the VC image stabiliser in parallel to achieve razor-sharp image results even in dynamic shooting situations.
Internal Focusing (IF) System
Internal Focus – Internal focusing prevents the barrel from extending and rotating during focusing. The lens is easier to handle and is suitable for use with polarising or gradation filters.
Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism
Zoom Lock – The ZL mechanism prevents unwanted extension of the tube during transport. The lock, which is activated by a switch, protects the lens from damage and at the same time guarantees that it is quickly ready for use.
Extended Bandwidth and Angular Dependency – The eBAND coating consists of an ultra-thin nanostructure (1 nm = 1/1.000.000 mm) with a very low refractive index. In combination with the multi-coating, an outstanding anti-reflective effect is achieved.
Fluorine Coating – Fluorine Coating protects the front lens from contamination. It prevents oil and water droplets from sticking to the surface. Fingerprints and dirt are easier to remove.
Moisture Resistant Construction – The lens is splash-resistant. All critical areas have special seals. Lenses with this feature are ideal for outdoor use in bad weather.
LD (Low Dispersion)
Low Dispersion – LD elements have particularly low colour dispersion index. They reduce chromatic aberrations that appear as colour fringes on the contrast edges and reduce image sharpness.
USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
Ultrasonic Silent Drive – Ultrasonic autofocus motors are usually found in high-quality DSLR lenses. USD technology converts ultrasonic waves into torque and eliminates the need for gearing between the motor and the focus unit. This guarantees precise, fast and silent focusing, which can be manually intervened in at any time.
VC (Vibration Compensation)
Vibration Compensation – Tamron-developed image stabilisation that compensates for unwanted camera movement for sharper images. Shutter speeds of up to 5 EV stops slower are possible with the VC image stabiliser.
Superior Performance – The abbreviation “SP” stands for DSLR lenses that meet the highest photographic demands. Advanced optical technologies guarantee outstanding imaging performance. The lenses are also characterised by their robust design and intuitive operation.
Optical Construction 21 elements in 13 groups
In the Box
- Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 for Canon EF
- Front and Rear Lens Caps
- Lens Hood
- Lens Case
- Tripod Collar
- Limited 6-Year Manufacturer Warranty
- Focal Length 150-600 mm
- Light intensity F 5-6.3
- Minimum Object Distance 2,2
- Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:3.9
- Filter Size 95 mm
- Weight 2010 g (Canon), 2010 g (Nikon)
- Item number A022
- Groups-Elements 13-21
- Angle of View 16°25'-4°8'
- Diaphragm Blades 9
- Aperture (min.) F 32-40
- Largest diameter 108.4 mm
- Length 260.2 mm
- Color Black