Tamron 100-400mm lens under development
Full-frame lens to be the “lightest in its class”
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