Tam­ron 100-400mm lens un­der de­vel­op­ment

Full-frame lens to be the “light­est in its class”

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Lens man­u­fac­turer Tam­ron has stated that it’s de­vel­op­ing a tele­zoom lens, the 100-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035).

The name sug­gests the model will be de­signed with Tam­ron’s Ul­tra­sonic Silent Drive (USD) aut­o­fo­cus­ing mo­tor, and it’s set to fol­low pre­vi­ous Tam­ron zoom lenses in car­ry­ing its own Vi­bra­tion Com­pen­sa­tion (VC) sys­tem too.

Tam­ron has said that it will fea­ture a mois­ture-re­sis­tant con­struc­tion, while a weight of 1,115g is set to make it “the light­est lens in its class.”

This new of­fer­ing will ad­di­tion­ally be com­pat­i­ble with Tam­ron’s 1.4x tele­con­verter, which will in­crease its ef­fec­tive fo­cal range to 140-560mm, while fur­ther com­pat­i­bil­ity with Tam­ron’s TAP-in con­sole should pro­vide users with the op­tions to ad­just the Vi­bra­tion Com­pen­sa­tion mech­a­nism and aut­o­fo­cus sys­tems among other things.

The op­tic will be com­pat­i­ble with full­frame cam­eras, although Tam­ron has not dis­closed the mounts in which it will be made avail­able. As of yet, there is also no word on when the lens may be avail­able, and the com­pany points out that specs and ap­pear­ances may change be­fore the model is of­fi­cially un­veiled.

Light­weight lens

Tam­ron’s pro­posed new tele­zoom lens will of­fer an Ul­tra­sonic Silent Drive and Vi­bra­tion Com­pen­sa­tion

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