World acclaimed ultra-telephoto zoom reborn; meet the all-new next generation

The SP 150-600mm G2 (Generation 2) ultra-telephoto lens with upgraded optical performance enables handheld shooting with remarkable definition. This new lens builds upon the success of the current SP 150-600mm (Model A011) which Tamron first introduced in December, 2013, including better overall optical performance and faster AF speed, VC enhancements, plus Fluorine Coating, FLEX ZOOM LOCK and tele converter.

Rebuilt from the ground up to meet Tamron’s strict quality standards and design specifications, this new zoom combines smart engineering and high performance with quality craftsmanship, durability and user friendliness.

Kristofer Rowe using the new Tamron 150-600 G2 lens

Check out this super video here by renowned, award winning bird photographer Kristofer Rowe Photography, featuring the new Tamron SP150-600mm G2 and 1.4x teleconverter.

Enhanced optics meet greater versatility
Focal length: 600mm Exposure: F/6.3 1/400 sec ISO1250

The SP 150-600mm G2 includes three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements which completely eliminate axial and transverse chromatic aberrations. It also features upgraded optical construction (21 elements in 13 groups).

Anti-reflection technologies, eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating improve light transmission and suppress internal reflections, including light reflected off the camera’s image sensors. So even when taking a backlit or semi-backlit photograph, ghosting and flare caused by reflected light are fully eliminated.

Additional enhancements expand the lens’ versatility. For example, MOD (Minimum Object Distance) has been reduced to 2.2m (86.6 in) so you can enjoy tele-macro photography and dramatic bokeh.

Focal length: 600mm Exposure: F/9 1/160 sec ISO1600
Capture the moment with sharpness and accuracy
Focal length: 350mm Exposure: F/6.3 1/1600sec ISO400

The Model A022 is equipped with the USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor that delivers excellent responsiveness and control. AF speed is significantly improved from current model, and it enables accurate high-speed focus even when capturing moving subjects.

When shooting with AF, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually, without having to switch between modes.

Keep it steady with improved VC
Focal length: 213mm Exposure: F/6.3 1/50 sec ISO2000
Focal length: 375mm Exposure: F/7.1 1/80 sec ISO100

The VC (Vibration Compensation) effectiveness is equivalent to 4.5 stops, based on image stabilization performance levels established by CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) when using in VC MODE 3. Model A022 now has three types of VC modes, and it is possible to choose the optimum VC mode according to the situation for taking a photograph, such as when wishing to pan the camera.

The improved VC minimizes blurring caused by slight camera movement, which is prevalent with long telephoto lenses and even more troublesome with higher-resolution cameras. VC enhances the freedom of hand-held shooting at slower shutter speeds required by low-light conditions such as dusk.

VC MODE 1 is the standard mode that strikes a great balance between the stability of the viewfinder image and the stabilization effects.
VC MODE 2 is exclusively used for panning.
VC MODE 3 prioritizes the stabilization of the captured images and forgoes the stabilization of the viewfinder image.

With the optional accessory TAMRON TAP-in Console™, you can custom the configuration of VC MODE 1. Choose the viewfinder view of either Standard or viewfinder image priority.

Go to TAMRON TAP-in Console Online Help >

FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism enables zoom lock at any position

FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism quickly locks or unlocks the zoom at any position simply by sliding the zoom ring. Photographers can shoot from any angle without the zoom extending unintentionally. Additionally, the customary Zoom Lock switch prevents unwanted barrel extension during transportation.

The pursuit of functional beauty is applied to every aspect of the new ultra-telephoto zoom

This design philosophy in pursuit of functional beauty with a “Human Touch” is applied even to minute details for the SP 150-600mm G2 ultra-telephoto lens as well.

The design includes the front portion of the lens composed of curved surfaces that comfortably fit in the palm of a photographer’s hand, the focus ring and zoom ring with the groove width optimized to improve user-friendliness, the focus limiter switch allowing for easy operation, the easy-to-hold grip compatible with the Arca-Swiss type quick release system, and other features. The lens hood with smooth curves that fit the lens barrel has a design that allows for its easy attachment and removal. While using metal as the exterior material and adding numerous new functions such as the FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism, the SP 150-600mm G2 achieves a size and weight making comfortable handheld shooting possible, with a slim and stylish appearance design to top it all off.

Two exclusive new tele converters

Two exclusive tele converters, which match the optics of the new SP 150-600mm G2, offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, and provide a maximum zoom range up to 1200mm. These new tele converters extend focal length of the master lens, making it possible to take pictures in farther ultra-telephoto ranges.

Go to TELE CONVERTER Page >

Intuitive design plus cutting-edge performance

The new design adopted for the four fixed focal lens models in the SP series already on the market is essentially a fusion of engineering and style, in pursuit of functional beauty and craftsmanship by paying thorough attention to minute details. With metal used as the exterior material, a high-grade design has been created based on the design concept that emphasizes “Human Touch” characteristics, with user-friendliness considerably improved as a result. Those SP models feature a novel design for the switches, easy-to-read characters, an enlarged window over the distance scale, and the adoption of organic forms easy for the photographer’s fingers to hold onto.

Go to Design Concept Page >

With lens hood

The Exterior

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Technical Information

Specifications

Model A022
Focal Length 150-600mm
Maximum Aperture F/5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 16°25' - 4°8' (for full-frame format)
10°38' - 2°40' (for APS-C format)
Optical Construction 21 elements in 13 groups
Minimum Object Distance 2.2m (86.6 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:3.9
Filter Size φ95mm
Maximum Diameter φ108.4mm
Length* 260.2mm (10.2 in) Canon
257.7mm (10.1 in) Nikon
Weight** 2,010g (70.9 oz) Canon
1,990g (70.2 oz) Nikon
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)***
Minimum Aperture F/32-40
Image Stabilization Performance 4.5 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
Using in VC MODE 3
For Canon: 5D-MKIII is used / For Nikon: D810 is used
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps, Lens case
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony****

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** Weight includes the weight of detachable tripod mount.
*** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
**** Sony mount model without VC.

Release Date
Available now (Canon, Nikon)
Sony mount released at a later date

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Accessories

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Front Cap
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Flower-shaped Hood
Lens Hood
(HA022)
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