Since Fuji determined they had been opening up their X mount to third social gathering lens producers to have the ability to make autofocus lenses, we’ve seen just a few new releases trickle out from producers like Tokina, Viltrox, Pergear and even Zeiss. However to this point (until I’m mistaken – and I’m positive all of the Fuji shooters will right me within the feedback if I’m), it appears all these third social gathering autofocus Fuji X mount lenses have been prime lenses.
Effectively now, Tamron has introduced the event of not solely its first lens with a Fuji X mount, however the first third social gathering autofocus zoom lens for the Fuji X mount system, the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A2 VC VXD (what a mouthful!) APS-C superzoom lens. Coming later this 12 months, it’s additionally going to be obtainable in Sony E mount flavour, too.
Tamron positive doesn’t do issues by half, do they? Whereas that is clearly a shopper lens, with an excessive focal size vary and variable aperture, it’s going to be a welcome one for a lot of informal Fuji shooters and it fills a slot that at the moment stays empty (even from Fuji themselves). It covers a really large zoom vary with an equal subject of view to that of 27-450mm on a full-frame sensor for a complete 16.6x zoom ratio.
In line with the press launch, this do-it-all common goal lens is anticipated to return in Autumn 2021, and can be obtainable in each Fuji X and Sony E APS-C mounts, however not a lot data has presently been launched moreover that.
It is going to have a “minimal object distance” of 5.9″ (which in all probability means from the entrance of the lens, to make it sound actually shut, relative to the precise minimal focus distance, which is measured from the movie aircraft), with “extraordinarily quick and exact autofocus”. The “highest-level in its class”, they are saying – which wouldn’t actually be all that tough as a result of there aren’t actually that many lenses on the market that supply such an excessive focal size vary and a lot of the ones that do are just a few years outdated now.
As one would anticipate with a lens of this vary and lengthy finish focal size, it’s a “VC” lens (Vibration Management – Tamron communicate for IS, VR or OIS – stabilisation, mainly), moisture resistant and fluorine coatings with a zoom lock change, compact type issue and a 67mm filter thread.
Past that, your guess is nearly as good as ours. It’s anticipated to be launched someday in Autumn 2021, however no price ticket has but been introduced. Provided that Nikon’s 18-300mm f/3.5-6.5G ED VR for F mount DSLRs nonetheless sells for about $650, although, I anticipate the Tamron will possible fall someplace round that value, too, however maybe rather less.