Tamron’s upcoming 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD autofocus lens for Fuji X and Sony E mount, for which a development announcement was made final month, appears prefer it could be set for a launch announcement subsequent month. September twenty fourth, to be exact, based on a tweet from Nokishita. The tweet says that Tamron has now “launched the catalog” of the lens, hooked up to the tweet as a PDF, which provides up the entire specs.
In accordance with the PDF, the brand new lens will certainly be for each Sony and Fujifilm, as beforehand introduced, with no different mounts as but talked about – in fact, it’s an APS-C lens, so the one different potential choice proper now can be Nikon Z given the continued uncertainty round Canon’s EOS M system. Will probably be comprised of 19 parts in 15 teams with a minimal focus distance of 15cm on the broad finish or 99cm on the lengthy finish and take a 67mm filter thread.
|Lens Mount||Sony E / Fuji X|
|Optics||19 parts in 15 teams|
|Minimal focus distance||15cm (broad) / 99cm (Tele)|
|Angle of view||77° 24′ to five° 30′|
|Aperture blades||7, rounded|
|Filter Dimension||67 mm (entrance)|
|Dimensions||75.5 x 125.6mm (Sony) / 75.5 x 125.8mm (Fuji)|
The PDF does point out a launch date, and it sounds prefer it’s the Sony E one which’s going to be introduced on September twenty fourth, with the Fuji X mount model to comply with sooner or later. So, it appears like maybe the lens has been prepared for some time for Sony E mount, however they’re nonetheless figuring some issues out with the Fuji communications protocol. In any other case, I’d have anticipated them each to be introduced on the similar time.
If that is so, there’s clearly no information on precisely when the Fuji X mount model will probably be introduced. There’s additionally no phrase on a value but, though I count on the hearsay mill to churn that one out sooner or later earlier than September twenty fourth. I count on Fuji shooters will probably be eager to search out out solutions to each of these issues, as this represents the primary autofocus zoom for Fuji X made by a 3rd occasion producer. So, it is going to be fascinating to see how the pricing stacks up towards Fuji AF zooms (even when they don’t do one with fairly this vary).
We’ll preserve you posted as we hear extra.