Just announced: New Tamron 18-300mm lens for Sony E and Fuji X

This is big news for the Fuji folk. Tamron finally made an X-mount lens for them!

TAMRON Announces Development of its First Lens for FUJIFILM X-Mount

Also Available in Sony E-mount

The world’s first1 16.6x all-in-one zoom for APS-C mirrorless cameras

July 21, 2021, Commack, NY – Tamron Co., Ltd. announces the development of its first lens for FUJIFILM X-mount and Sony E-mount cameras simultaneously. The lenses are expected to be available in the Fall 2021.

Since the launch of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036), a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras in 2018, TAMRON has continually expanded its line of lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras. The popularity and wide adoption of these lenses prompted many user requests for the manufacture of the lens for other camera brands.

As a specialist in the all-in-one zoom lens category, TAMRON recognized the potential to develop the first all-in-one zoom lens for the FUJIFILM X-mount. The 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A2 VC VXD (Model B061) is the world’s first all-in-one zoom lens for Sony and FUJIFILM APS-C mirrorless cameras featuring a 16.6x zoom ratio. To provide the pleasure of photography to more people around the world, TAMRON will continue to develop unique products and expand the number of lenses compatible with more camera brands.

[1] Among interchangeable zoom lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras (As of June 2021: TAMRON)

[2] Di III-A: For APS-C format mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras

Overview of the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (Model B061) features

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm (full-frame equivalent focal length). The first APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for a broad array of photographic possibilities. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) for superior quietness and agile performance; and the lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality that is among the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.

With an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 5.9” at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well in its category when shooting up close. It is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism that supports stable photography even at ultra-telephoto focal lengths. And it features a unified Ø67mm filter size, the same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras.

Main features

  1. The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom.
  2. Extremely fast and precise autofocus—the highest-level in its class—with TAMRON’s VXD linear motor focus mechanism.
  3. MOD: 5.9“ / maximum magnification ratio: 1:2 at 18mm wide end.
  4. The best image quality in its class.
  5. Outstanding VC.
  6. Comfortably compact.
  7. User-friendly features (Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating, Zoom Lock switch)

* Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

And again more E-mount lenses coming from third party makers: Tamron 18-300mm and Sigma 150-600mm

There is no holiday fro third party lens makers. Tamron and Sigma will boht announce two new E-mount lenses:

  1. Nokishita just confirmed the rumor I posted back on June 10th. Tamron will soon announce the new 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD E lens. No info yet on the exact release date…
  2. Sigma will announce the new 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS FE lens. SAR leaked the first image of this supertele:

Rumored Nikon Z9 specs

Here are the rumored Nikon Z9 specs:

–Newly developed 45-megapixel stacked FX sensor
-Continuous shooting at 30 frames / sec
-Vertical grip integrated type
-Nikon admits that Z9 is superior to D6-
Multi-shot mode-
16bit RAW
–8K30p, 4K120 / 60 / 30p ――New
EXPEED image processing engine designed for 8K ――Improved
AF (subject recognition AF) ――Amazing
AF tracking (better than D6) ――Evolved
real-time tracking
――Dual CFexpress type B card slot
-ISO64-25600, Hi1, Hi2-
Improved noise level, especially dynamic range-
Blackout-free EVF with 5.76 million or 9 million dots and 120Hz refresh rate-
New user interface (like D6) There is no second LCD monitor on the back)
–New battery: EN-EL18x
–Gbit LAN, USB-C, Wi-Fi, GPS, Built-in Transmitter-
Price $ 6000-7000-
Planned to be tested in August-
Announcement is rumored to be November or December (exact release date) Is unknown for now)

via Digicameinfo via NR

Sigma will soon announce a new 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS lens for Sony E and Leica L mount cameras

Nokishita reports:

The L mount version of Sigma “150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports” has a lens configuration of 25 elements in 15 groups, a minimum shooting distance of 58cm-280cm, a maximum shooting magnification of 1: 2.9 (at 180mm), and 9 aperture blades (at 180mm). (Circular aperture), filter size φ95mm, size φ109.4×263.6mm, weight 2100g (including tripod mount), teleconverter (TC-1411 / TC-2011) seems to be compatible.

According to unconfirmed information about the domestic price of Sigma 150-600mm Sports, “The suggested retail price in Japan will be a little higher than Tamron’s 150-500 (170,000 excluding tax)” “The list price will not exceed 200,000 yen including tax” So, is the suggested retail price around 180,000 yen excluding tax?