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Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD – Nikon Z

Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD – Nikon Z

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Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD – Nikon Z Overview

The Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD is an ultra-telephoto zoom lens designed for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. With a generous 150-500mm focal length range, this lens offers incredible versatility for wildlife, sports, and nature photography. Despite the long reach, it has a compact and lightweight design for excellent portability. Equipped with fast, quiet autofocus and highly effective vibration compensation, it delivers outstanding optical performance and usability.

Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD – Nikon Z Key Features:

  • 150-500mm focal length range, covering wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives
  • Compact and lightweight design for a 500mm lens
  • Fast, nearly silent autofocus with VXD linear motor
  • VC image stabilization provides up to 5 stops of compensation
  • Close focusing to 0.6m at 150mm for an impressive 1:3.1 magnification
  • Advanced optics with LD, XLD, and hybrid aspherical elements
  • Fluorine coating and moisture-resistant construction
  • An Extremely Versatile Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens

With a generous 150-500mm zoom range, this lens offers incredible reach for photographing distant subjects. At 500mm, it provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 750mm on Nikon Z APS-C cameras, enabling ultra-telephoto perspectives perfect for wildlife, sports, birding, and astrophotography. The wide 150mm end is versatile for landscapes, environmental portraits, and more. Overall an extremely versatile lens for Nikon Z shooters.

Compact, Lightweight Design for a 500mm Lens

Tamron has engineered this lens with a compact, lightweight design. It measures just 212.3mm long and 93mm in diameter. Even when zoomed to 500mm, it extends to a mere 287.3mm. Combined with a light weight of just 1720g, it offers excellent portability and handholdability – something uncommon for most ultra-telephoto zooms. You can comfortably carry and shoot handheld with this lens in the field.

Fast, Nearly Silent Autofocus

A key highlight of this lens is its fast, quiet autofocus driven by Tamron’s advanced VXD linear motor system. This provides whisper-quiet, high-speed AF performance that excels for both stills and video shooting. The lens drives focus quickly and precisely from close-up to infinity, even at the full 500mm telephoto end, making it easy to maintain sharp focus on moving subjects.

VC Image Stabilisation for 5 Stops of Compensation

The lens incorporates Tamron’s highly effective VC (Vibration Compensation) system to minimize blur from camera shake. This provides up to 5 stops of stabilization, allowing handheld telephoto shooting at slower shutter speeds. You’ll be able to capture sharper handheld photos and footage, especially in low-light conditions. The VC system detects and compensates for shaking on 3 axes.

Impressive Close Focusing and Magnification

Unusually for an ultra-tele zoom, this lens provides excellent close-up abilities:

  • Minimum focus distance of 0.6m at 150mm
  • Maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1 at 150mm

This allows you to shoot dramatic close-up photos of small subjects at the wider end of the zoom range. Fill the frame with flowers, insects, small animals, and other close subjects.

Advanced Optics for Superb Image Quality

Tamron’s sophisticated optical design delivers outstanding sharpness, clarity, and contrast across the frame at all focal lengths. It includes specialized low-dispersion (LD) and extra-low dispersion (XLD) glass to virtually eliminate colour fringing and chromatic aberrations. Hybrid aspherical elements also suppress additional distortions and aberrations for true-to-life image quality. Together with BBAR and fluorine coatings, the lens delivers clear, vivid images full of detail.

What’s in the Box

  • Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD lens
  • Tamron Round Shaped Lens Hood
  • Tamron Lens Caps
  • Tamron Arca-Swiss compatible Tripod Mount

Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD – Nikon Z Sample Images

Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD – Nikon Z Sample Specifications

Specs
Focal Length150-500mm
Maximum Aperturef/5-6.7
Angle of View16°25′–4°57′
Optical Construction25 elements in 16 groups
Minimum Focus Distance0.6m (WIDE), 1.8m (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio1:3.1 (WIDE), 1:3.7 (TELE)
Filter Size82mm
Maximum Diameter93mm
Length*212.3mm
Weight1,720g
Aperture Blades7 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperturef/22-32
Image StabilizationYes (VC)
AutofocusYes (VXD Linear Motor)
MountNikon Z
see more Nikon Z mount lenses here. Shop for Tamron Lenses here.

Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD – Nikon Z Sample FAQ

What types of photography is this lens suitable for?

With its versatile 150-500mm zoom range, this lens is ideal for wildlife, sports, birding, motor racing, airshows, and astrophotography. It’s also great for landscapes and environmental portraits.

How effective is the Vibration Compensation system?

Tamron claims up to 5 stops of compensation, allowing handheld shooting at slower shutter speeds. This makes a big difference when shooting at long focal lengths.

How quiet is the autofocus?

The VXD linear motor AF is extremely quiet, making this lens very well suited for video recording as well as still photos.

Does the lens have full compatibility with Nikon cameras and functions?

Yes, it supports all core Nikon Z functions including autofocus, vibration reduction, and autoexposure.

Does the lens have weather-sealing?

While not classified as weather-sealed, the lens does have a moisture-resistant construction and fluorine coating on the front element to resist moisture and smudges.

What is the minimum focus distance at the 500mm telephoto end?

At 500mm, the minimum focus distance is 1.8m, allowing you to shoot reasonably close subjects even at the fullest telephoto extension.

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EAN Code: 4960371006895 SKU: 1002806895

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Weight 1720 g
Dimensions 212.3 × 93 mm
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