[Update: It’s official. The Tamron 18-400mm lens has been announced. Check it out here.]
The upcoming Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens has leaked out ahead of its official launch. I’m a big fan of the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens, which I tested out in my Nikon D7200 Review. But somehow, Tamron has managed to shave a couple millimeters off the wide end and add 100mm onto the long end of this true superzoom DSLR lens!
This looks like it could be a very interesting all-purpose/travel lens for APS-C shooters with Canon and Nikon mounts. It will be curious to see of Tamron sticks with Sony A-Mount for its third lens mount option since the A-mount seems more and more like it is dying a slow painful death.
[via Nikon Rumors]
Pretty impressive – a 22x zoom in a DXformat – I hope the IQ is decent.
For high quality ultra long zoom 4K video and 20mp stills I like my Sony RX10 III.
And that Sony is a fine camera, just with a much smaller sensor so low light performance is likely not as good as a larger DX sized chip.
I also have the Sony A7r and a6300 along with the GH5.
That’s not necessarily true. The Tamron at 400mm has an aperture of f 6.3 while the Sony can zoom all day long at F 2.8. The low-light advantage of the larger sensor on the Nikon or Canon mount is going to be equalized by the much faster lens on the Sony. They will likely perform very comfortably in low light
It should be a game changer to entry level camera lenses. This is a all in one.