As a wildlife photographer I ALWAYS want more zoom – and now I can get it. I’m insanely excited about the release of the new S, the 150-600mm G2 (Model A022).
The original 150-600mm lens, coined ‘THE BEAST’, blew my mind and has continued to exceeded all of my expectations so I can’t wait to trial the new version with upgraded features. And equally as exciting are two new tele convertors developed exclusively for this lens. They match perfectly with the optics of the 150-600mm lens and offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, providing a maximum zoom range of 1200mm. That means epic zoom!
Plus there’s a must-have TAMRON TAP-in Console for the 150-600mm lens too, which connects to your computer via USB, enabling you to easily update your lens’s firmware as well as customise features including fine adjustments to the auto focus and vibration compensation.
The new features include:
1. Refreshed optical design to achieve even higher performance
2. Tamron’s sophisticated eBAND Coating for eliminating ghosting and flare
3. The Minimum Object Distance (MOD – how far you need to be from the subject for the lens to be able to focus) is reduced to provide optimum tele-macro photography.
4. Faster and more responsive auto focus speed for moving subjects
5. Improved vibration compensation enabling you to hand hold the lens at higher ISO and lower shutter speeds
6. New flex lock zoom mechanism enables the locking of the zoom ring at any position
7. Fluorine coating and the moisture-resistant Construction for a more user-friendly lens
8. The lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount that is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate
9. Based on the rigorous quality standards worthy of the SP series, this new lens is manufactured with thorough attention to detail
The Australian release date is October 2016 in both Canon and Nikon mounts. Watch this space for my thoughts on the G2 when I post my user review soon.
More info about the Tamron lens suite at http://www.tamron.eu/
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