The Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD is a new 16.6x superzoom telephoto lens for Fujifilm X-series APS-C mirrorless cameras.
It covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm in the 35mm full-frame equivalent focal length.
The new Tamron 18-300 mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (model B061X) for Fujifilm X-mount will be available from October 28th, 2021 priced at £679.99 including VAT in the UK and $699 in the US.
Tamron USA Press Release
TAMRON Announces the Launch of the World’s First All-In-One Zoom with 16.6X Zoom Ratio for Fujifilm X-mount
September 29, 2021, Commack, NY – Tamron USA, Inc. announces the launch date of the previously announced 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD. The Fujifilm X-Mount model B061X will be on sale October 28, 2021, at $699 USD. Due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change. The Sony e-mount model of this new lens will be available on September 24th.
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first1 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 an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.
Moreover, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 5.9” at the 18mm wide end and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, effectively reducing image blur caused by camera shake in low-light conditions or in the ultra-telephoto range at slower shutter speeds.
Also, same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a unified 67mm filter size. With a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a highly versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto.
1. The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is the world’s first lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the greatest feature of this lens, covering wide angle to an ultra-telephoto range. The full-frame equivalent focal length range is from 27mm to 450mm. With this broad coverage, it empowers shooting in a wide variety of situations, including everyday life and travel snapshots, both wide-angle and dynamic ultra-telephoto landscape photography and macro photography.
2. Best-in-class, extremely fast and precise AF provided by VXD linear motor focus mechanism
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD utilizes TAMRON’s proprietary VXD linear motor focus mechanism. It achieves AF speed and precision that stand among the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses. Throughout its range, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto, it provides precise AF shooting. Excellent when tracking a moving subject in focus, it is ideal when photographing animals, aircraft, railways, and other moving subjects. It’s extremely quiet, and therefore perfectly suited for both still and video shooting in conditions that demand silent operation.
3. MOD of 5.9” and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at wide end
With an MOD of 5.9” at the 18mm wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD performs amazingly well when shooting up close compared to other all-in-one zoom lenses . It enables users to enjoy creative macro photography with highly blurred backgrounds, a feature unique to macro photography. As a pioneer in all-in-one zoom lenses, TAMRON demonstrates unmatched originality in close-up shots.
4. The best image quality in its class
In terms of image quality, this new 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is one of the best-performing all-in-one zoom lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras. To achieve a zoom ratio of 16.6x while ensuring high image quality, the lens features a well-balanced arrangement of three hybrid aspherical elements and four LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements to effectively suppress optical aberrations. Throughout the zoom range, it maintains high resolving power from the center to the corners.
5. Outstanding VC stabilization
Despite its compact size, the lens is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC mechanism. With or without image stabilization in the camera body, the VC included in this lens effectively mitigates camera shake that is likely to occur in low-light conditions indoors and at night. Furthermore, using AI technologies, the lens will choose the compensation characteristic for videography at focal lengths of 70mm or less.
6. Comfortably compact
7. User-friendly features (Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating, Zoom Lock switch)
8. Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions, including Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF
Model : B061
Focal Length : 18-300mm (APS-C frame mirrorless format)
(Full-frame mirrorless format: 27-450mm equivalent field-of-view)
Maximum Aperture : F3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) : 77° 24′-5° 30’ (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction : 19 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance : 5.9“ (WIDE), 39“ (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio : 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4 (TELE)
Filter Size : Ø67mm
Maximum Diameter : Ø75.5mm
Length* : for Fujifilm X-mount 5“
Weight : 21.9 oz.
Aperture Blades : 7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture : F22-40
Standard Accessories : Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts : Fujifilm X-mount
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.