Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| AF/MF Switch on Lens
| Focus Range Limiter
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 8x
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| 400mm reach great for Wildlife Photography
| High Max Magnification ratio of 0.5x
| Minimum focus distance of 0.25m / 9.8 inch
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| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Sony A7C Mark II with the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC Lens
Sony A7CR with the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC Lens
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC has a maximum diameter of 89mm and total length of 183mm. It weighs 1155g / 40.7 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC and Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 VC VXD (Sony E mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC:
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC has a focal range of 50-400mm and 8.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75 - 600mm.
The Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
With a total length of 183mm and a weight of 1155g, the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC is a large lens. Unfortunately, the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC doesn't come with a tripod collar but Tamron offers an optional Model A035TM
tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination due to the size and weight of the Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC.
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compared to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.5x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.5x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 50mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f32 at 400mm .
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC's optical formula consists of 24 elements in 18 groups .
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC is available in Black color.
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