Tamron Announces 14-150mm Superzoom Lens for Micro Four Thirds


Choice is always good, so we’re very pleased to note that Tamron has announced another lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. And of course, being the company that has become famous for its superzoom lenses, Tamron’s new MFT lens features a whopping 10.7x zoom factor, ranging from 14 to 150mm (or 28 to 300mm equivalent to 35mm full-frame). This is now the third superzoom lens in the Micro Four Thirds lineup, after Panasonic’s original 14-140mm HD lens that was introduced with the legendary GH1, and Olympus’ 14-150mm lens. From the looks of it, the ’14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC’ is quite a bit smaller than the two aforementioned lenses. So let’s hope it will also be a great performer optically. For the full tech specs, head past the break.

Tech Specs

  • Focal length: 14-150mm (28-300mm equivalent)
  • Max. Aperture: f3.5-5.8
  • Min. Aperture: f22
  • Optics: 17 lens elements in 13 groups, featuring one LD (Low Dispersion) glass element, two molded-glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element
  • Min. focus distance: 0.5m (19.7″)
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Dimensions: 85.2 x 63mm mm (3.35 x 2.48″)
  • Weight: 280g (9.9 oz.)

Pricing and availability have not been disclosed thus far.

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