Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DI USD Lens for Sony A-Mount [95] with tripod mount (A011)

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The Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD (A011S) is a super-telephoto autofocus zoom lens for Sony Alpha-mount digital SLR (DSLR) cameras.  The lens has tremendous reach and a unique balance of performance capabilities that have proven very popular with outdoor photographers.

With a maximum focal length of 600mm the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD lens offers as much or more reach than all but the largest high-end lens and teleconverter combinations.  It's also significantly more compact & portable than larger aperture monster telephoto options.  Since it's a zoom lens that can back off all the way to 150mm you get a level of flexibility not found with many other 600mm lenses; you won't have to worry if the action starts moving towards you.  The 150-600mm might even alleviate having to carry a separate shorter telephoto too (depending upon the rest of your kit and needs).

Optically the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD is impressive.  Tamron has used 20 lens elements in 13 groups including 3 LD (Low Dispersion) elements in the highly corrected design to deliver sharp contrasty results at all focal lengths.  The elements have BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) multi-layer anti-reflective coating and the lens also uses Tamron's new next generation eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) nano structure coating; all together the coatings really help keep contrast high and colors rich while minimizing glare, flare and ghosting.

The SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD has a responsive focusing system thanks to a built-in USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) focus motor.  USD motor performance is much faster and quieter than earlier built-in motors or camera drive mechanisms and that's of particular value for shooting wildlife or sports.  The lens focus mechanism also features a design that provides full time manual focus override so you can touch-up or tweak focus without needing to find the AF switch.

The rest of the lens mechanical are robustly constructed as Tamron SP users have come to expect (Tamron provides a six year warranty on lenses when new because they are so well constructed).  While not waterproof in the underwater sense the lens does feature a moisture resistant design including elastomer sealing at the lens mount.  The rotating tripod mount makes vertical shooting a breeze, it's also removable to save weight when you have to shoot handheld.

Originally released in 2014 the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD (Tamron model# A011S) is a major upgrade from Tamron's200-500mm f/5-6.3 DI IF SP LD (Tamron model# A08S).  As a ground breaking lens that offers the 600mm focal length in a more convenient form, the A011N has been extremely popular since it's introduction and demand has exceeded supply much of the time.  In late 2016 Tamron announced the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Tamron model# A022S)with optical refinements, a Flex Zoom Lock clutch mechanism, and more granular focus limit controls.  The G1 model remains popular especially now that it enjoys a lower price.

Anyone looking for the most magnification possible should consider the Tamron 150-600mm VC.  It's a great lens, a truly remarkable value with a combination of strong telephoto reach, quality, and portability that just wasn't available previously.

Key Features

  • Powerful super-telephoto zoom lens with tremendous magnification at distance
  • Excellent lens for outdoor, wildlife, & sports photography
  • 16°25' - 4°8' angle of view on full 35mm frame format sensors
  • 10°38' - 2°40' angle of view on APC-C format sensors
  • Rather compact for a 600mm lens
  • Weighs 68.8oz much less than most 600mm lenses
  • Three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements
  • New eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) coating
  • BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) multi-coating
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) preserves sharpness
  • USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for fast and quiet AF
  • Full-time manual focus override mechanism
  • Focuses down to 2.7m (106.3in)
  • Focus limit switch offers infinity to 15m focus range
  • Rotating & removable tripod mount
  • Moisture-resistant construction
  • Zoom lock switch locks lens at 150mm
  • Protective front rubber ring
  • Uses 95mm filters

Available accessories include 95mm filters, and the HA011 Bayonet Lens Hood.

Additional Information
Brand Name Tamron
Filter Size 95mm coarse (1. pitch)
Focus Type Autofocus (lens motor)
Lens Mount Sony A & Minolta A
Lens Type Telephoto / Long
Max Focal Length 600mm
Min Focal Length 600mm

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