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April 24, 2014

TAMRON WINS TIPA AWARD 2014 for SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

Incorporating Tamron’s cutting-edge eBAND Coating and three LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements, the Tamron 150-600mm delivers superior imaging performance, while the latest built-in VC (Vibration Compensation) system broadens users’ horizons by achieving sharper handheld shooting.

April 23, 2014, Saitama, Japan — Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm, SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011), has been awarded the TIPA 2014 Best Expert DSLR Lens award.

Best Expert DSLR Lens Award:

Reason for winning TIPA award (from original statement)
The Tamron 150-600mm lens, for full-frame and APS-C DSLRS (with 1.5X magnification factor) incorporates VC (Vibration Compensation, Tamron’s image stabilization technology), a fast USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), and eBAND (extended bandwidth and angular dependency) coating for flare and ghosting reduction.

The lens employs 20 elements in 13 groups, with the front group containing 3 ED glass elements. The circular, 9-bladed diaphragm provides exciting bokeh effects and maintains the circular shape even at 2 stops down from maximum aperture. The included SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron uses optical data to correct any distortion, light falloff and chromatic aberrations.

TIPA Awards

These awards are presented each year by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) to top photo and imaging products.TIPA is made up of the chief editors and technical editors of 28 camera and imaging magazines from 14 countries including European countries, USA, Canada, South Africa, and Asia.

Product Specs

Model A011
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 13/20
Angle of View (Diagonal)

16°25?- 4°8′ (for full-frame format)

10°38?- 2°40′ (for APS-C format)

Minimum Aperture F/32-40
Minimum Focus Distance 2.7m (106.3in)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:5
Filter Diameter ø95
Weight 1951g (68.8 oz)* (including detachable tripod mount)
Diameter ?105.6mm
Length(*1) 257.8mm (10.1 in)*
Diaphragm Blade Number(*2) 9 (circular diaphragm)
Accessory Lens hood, detachable tripod mount
Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony(*4) A mount

About Tamron:

“New Eyes for Industry” is Tamron’s philosophy. This creed is consistent with the company’s position as a comprehensive manufacturer of a wide range of original optical products, from interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras to various optical devices for both the general consumer and OEM. Tamron makes optical products that contribute to a range of different industries and will continue to devote its rich creativity and leading-edge technical prowess to various industrial fields. Furthermore, Tamron is fully aware of its responsibility to the environment and aspires to help preserve the natural environment in all of its business activities.

Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron’s development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today’s compact high power All-In-One™ lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm. Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the 18-270mm Di II VC PZD — the world’s smallest and lightest 15X All-In-One™ zoom lens featuring Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet autofocus operation.

Tamron’s recent SP (Super performance) lens introductions have received accolades and high praise from leading photographic magazines and websites for their outstanding best-in-class performance. Tamron has garnered international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses.

Optical Product Line-up:

Interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras, digital camera lenses, video camera lenses, lenses for automotive applications, CCTV and IP lenses, lenses for long wavelength infrared cameras, ultra-precision optical components and more.

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