Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di USD Autofocus lens for Sony alpha and Maxxum Cameras


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About Tamron 150-600mm

An innovative ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm for full-frame and APS-C format DSLR cameras.

• This all-new ultra-telephoto zoom lens features , speedy, precise USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)[3], state-of-the-art eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, which significantly reduces the unwanted light reflections that cause flare and ghosting, and a sophisticated and stylish new external finish.

• Its 4x ultra-telephoto zoom capabilities, with a focal length range from 150mm to 600mm, enhance the creative potential of telephoto photography, a captivatingfeature for all photographers, particularly nature, wildlife, and sports shooters.

4x ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length range of 150mm to 600mm:
• The focal length range of this lens was extended by 50mm on the wide-angle side and 100mm on the telephoto side compared to the existing model A08, making it possible to take even more striking photographs of birds, wildlife, sports, and other distant subjects. Mounted on APS-C DSLR cameras, it has a stunning near1000mm telephoto equivalent focal length range of 233mm to 930mm.

World class image quality:
• Employing 20 elements in 13 groups and boasting an advanced optical design, the lens delivers a superior balance of resolution and contrast for sharp, clear images. The front group contains three LD (Low Dispersion) glass eleme nts ( two in the first group, one in the third) for enhanced optical correction effectiveness, enabling the lens to thoroughly compensate for on-axis aberrations at the telephoto end.

• The lens also adopts eBAND Coating, developed from state-of-the-art coating technologies, and conventional BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating to greatly suppress ghosting and flare even when shooting under adverse lighting conditions.

Achieves a 600mm focal length in a compact easy-to-handle package;
• Ingenious optical design features minimize the movement of lens groups within the lens when zooming. This reduces the amount of barrel extension needed to cover the complete focusing range, making the entire lens more compact.

Beautiful background blur effects:
• Adopting a 9 blade circular diaphragm enables users to create beautiful background blur effects (Bokeh), which provide even greater potential for creative expression. This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture.

VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism creates greater opportunities for sharper handheld photography:
• Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system usesa three-coil system, delivering significantly sharper images and creating greater opportunities for handheld ultra-telephoto photography.

Comfortable autofocus:
• Tamron's new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD features a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ultrasonic motor drive for swift and accurate AF response, it delivers high torque, very fast response times, and very low noise. The full-time manual focus mechanism allows users to make fine manual focus adjustments at any time even when AF is engaged.

New elegant, high-class external finish:
• Tamron has upgraded the cosmetic design and finish of this lens to create a moresophisticated, high-end look in keeping with the demands of discerning full-frame DSLR users. Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an attractive and stylish tungsten silver brand ring, this newly designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.

Easy-to-use tripod mount:
• The tripod mount has been completely redesigned to provide superior stability, durability, ease of use, and portability.

Comes with "SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron, RAW image development processing software for Tamron's SP lenses:
•The SILKYPIX Developer Studio software can develop high-quality images from RAW data, incorporating adjustments that can express the personal style and taste ofthe photographer. These include white balance, color, sharpness, and the tonal curves recorded by digital cameras.

• The SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron provides a range of functions, in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities,such as correcting aberrations (chromatic aberrations of magnification, distortion, peripheral light fall-off), based on the optical data. Used in tandem with Tamron's SP series lenses - renowned for their high-depiction capability - this advanced technology efficiently produces images that meet photographers' most exacting demands.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Consistent output (6),Image stabilization (3),Easily interchangeable (3),Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
Heavy (8)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (10),Wildlife (9),Sports/action (5),Landscape/scenery (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (9),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Tamron 150-600mm Specifications

13 Groups/ 20 Elements
Angle of view
16°25' - 4°8' (for full frame format)
: 10°38' - 2°40' (for APS-C format)
F stop range
Maximum Aperature: F/5-6.3 / Minimum Aperture: F32-40
Closest Focusing Distance
106.3 in (2.7m)
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
Length: 10.1 in (257.8mm) x Maximum Diameter: Ø105.6mm
68.8 oz (1951g)
Diaphragm Blades
9 (circular diaphragm)
Mfr #

Tamron 150-600mm Reviews

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Reviewed by 36 customers


What a Lens


from Prairieville La  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Birds and wildlife WOW!!! What a great lens. As sharp and fast as my Nikon 80 to 400mm AFS VR.


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from Lancaster, PA

This is a really sweet lens. People have complained that this is a heavy lens but it really isn't. Clean sharp images. My only complaint is that the lens doesn't come with a case.


Great Lens. Very Portable. Great Fit and Finish.


from Valencia, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I just picked up this lens. Have used the Sigma 150-500 before. This lens feels very similar. It is not too heavy. Fit and finish are outstanding. Took it to the San Diego Wild Animal Park and shot pics in daylight and dusk lighting with great results. Focusing was very quick. I have to get used to the zoom direction being opposite of my other Canon zooms. Also, the amount of rotation needed to completely zoom out is significant. Requires more than a single wrist movement. Overall, I can't wait to get this into the outdoors again!!


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from Bailey Colorado  -  Photo Enthusiast

I like to take bird pictures, espically flying birds . This lens lets me get right on the subject & snap away!The size was more then I thought , but with a little pratice I think my horizens will definitly expand


Must Have Investment


from Fort Walton Beach, FL

I'm using this lens with a Nikon D750 and the majority of my photographs are wildlife and nature. This lens does not disappoint! I've never spent this amount of money on a lens, I'm very glad I did this time. I was totally blown away with it's quiet mechanisms when focusing and the results are fabulous. I've found taking a photo and then cropping it down to say a 1" x 1" picture provides its true focusing performance. Again, this lens does not disappoint!


Bang for the Buck


from Plantation, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

You simply can't this focal length for this price anywhere else. Overall, very good lens. It's a little soft at 600mm and sometime the autofocus can be slow, but but getting 600mm for just over $1k....I can make due.


Totally Awsome!


from Myakka City Florida

I use this for wildlife and mostly bird pictures. It took me a few adjustments to my set up but once I got it the pictures are stunning. I am using it on my Cannon T5I APS-C frame camera which makes it a 1000 mm zoom with the 1.6 crop factor. You can't beat it for the price. Totally satisfied.


Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3


from drummond Island MI USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very light very sharp


150x600 lens


from Sandy, UT  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this lens for pictures of small birds and moon shots so far. If the birds are moving it is heavy and hard to find even at 150mm in hand. Need a good tri-pod. At 600mm you get close shots. AF works fine with my Nikon 5100. Also with manual focus it is easy for my moon shots.


Nice lens for the price


from NW Indiana  -  Pro Photographer

THis is a sharp lens that will do the job well. It is a bit bulky and heavy.


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Shopper  Can I use this lens with a Sony A77?
Andrew R  Should work with most Sony A/Alpha series DSLRs.
George G  I saw a review of this lens in Camera Craft Magazine that indicated no lens hood comes with the lens. Is that just true for the USA version or just the British version (Camera Craft is a British published mag)?
fred r  it does come with a lens hood
Glenn S  Will this lens autofocus with a Nikon D5000?
DAI N  Yes.
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