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Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens announced for MFTs


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The second Tamron lens of the day is the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III, another all-round superzoom optic, but one that has been designed for Micro Four Thirds lenses.

Tamron has officially become the first third-party manufacturer that unveiled a lens for Canon EOS M mirrorless cameras. The Japanese company is ready for another premiere as it has launched its first all-in-one superzoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

The 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens has been introduced with a few modifications from the prototype that has been revealed a little over a year ago. Either way, let’s take a look at the specs of the final production version of this optic!

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Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III is the company’s first all-round lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens becomes official for Micro Four Thirds cameras

One of the biggest drawbacks of the Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens is the removal of Vibration Compensation technology. After a lot of deliberation, the company has decided that it would be best to remove the VC system altogether as it would have interfered with the development process.

This means that the lens will not feature built-in image stabilization. However, the affected users are only Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera owners. Most of these shooters do not have on-sensor IS, contrary to Olympus MFT cameras, which come with integrated IS systems.

Thankfully, the stepping motor has not been removed therefore the lens will provide smooth and silent autofocus even when recording movies.

Tamron to release this lens on June 26 for under $600

The lens construction consists of 17 elements split into 13 groups. Despite the rather complicated internal design, the Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens measures only 80mm in length and 64mm in diameter. Additionally, the filter thread is sized at 52mm.

The lens will be able to focus on subjects located at a minimum distance of 40 centimeters. The diaphragm is obviously circular and it consists of 7 blades. As noticed from its name, the maximum aperture stands at f/3.5-5.8, depending on the selected focal length.

Speaking of which, the lens will offer a 35mm equivalent of 28-300mm, which will prove to be really useful for photographers who travel while carrying a Micro Four Thirds camera.

The total weight stands at 285 grams, so it will not become a burden during your vacations. Either way, Tamron is releasing this lens on June 26 for a price of $589.

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