- F/32 minimum aperture
- ø86 filter diameter
- Internal focusing (IF) system
- LD (Low Dispersion) glass for greater lens sharpness
- FEC (Filter Effect Control) function
- Super-telephoto magnification
- Perspective compression effect
- Compatibility: with APS-C and Full Frame Sensor DSLR Cameras
- 24 Months Warranty with Maxwells International Australia
Exceptional photography may come with a price but you will be ensured to get what you pay for with Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) Lens. With its F/32 minimum aperture and ø86 filter diameter comes internal focusing (IF) system that gives a bigger minimum threshold for focus and FEC (filter effect control) function that eases polarizing filter operations. This lens promises super-telephoto magnification and perspective compression that will maximize the quality of photography in any type of environment. It is compatible with APS-C and Full Frame Sensor DSLR Cameras.
Product Features in Detail
Low Dispersion (LD) Glass for Greater Lens Sharpness
Low dispersion (LD) glass elements in a lens help reduce chromatic aberration; the tendency of light of different colors to come to different points of focus at the image plane. Chromatic aberration reduces the sharpness of an image, but glass with an extremely low dispersion index, has less of a tendency to separate (defract) a ray of light into a rainbow of colors. This characteristic allows the lens designer to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the center of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (towards the edges of the field) that often occurs at short focal lengths (the wide-angle end of the zoom range.)
Internal Focusing (IF) System
Internal focusing (IF) provides numerous practical benefits to photographers including a non-rotating front filter ring that facilitates the positioning of polarizing and graduated filters, and more predictable handling because the lens length does not change during focusing. Even more important, Tamron’s Internal Focusing (IF) system provides a much closer minimum focusing distance (MFD) throughout its entire focusing range. In addition, IF improves optical performance by minimizing illumination loss at the corners of the image field, and helps to suppress other aberrations that become more troublesome at different focusing positions.
FEC (Filter Effect Control)
The Filter Effect Control is designed to rotate the filter to the desired position while the hood is attached. This is accomplished by turning the FEC ring that in turn rotates the portion of the filter mount where the filter is mounted.
SP AF 200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)'s super-telephoto magnification has a picture angle range approximating a 310-775mm lens on a 35mm film or full-frame DSLR
Performance takes priority for superb image quality
This line of ultra-high-performance lenses is designed and manufactured to the exacting specifications demanded by professionals and others who require the highest possible image quality. The foremost priority is achieving superior performance parameters – high design standards take priority over cost constraints. As a result, Tamron SP lenses feature innovative designs that have established an enviable reputation for excellence amongst demanding photographers.
Sharpens edges by reducing 'colour fringing'
Chromatic aberration occurs when a lens element refracts different wavelengths of a ray of light – its rainbow colours – at very slightly different angles. This results in the 'colour fringing' that reduces the sharpness of an image. LD elements are made from special glass materials with extremely low dispersion indices (i.e. the refraction of a ray of light into rainbow colours is extremely narrow). Thus they effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the centre of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (toward the edges of the field) that often occurs at short (wideangle) focal lengths.
Focusing elements inside the optical design make for better handling
In many lenses, the front elements move back and forth to alter the focus distance. With an internal focusing (IF) mechanism, the focusing elements are inside the optical design. Because the front lens elements remain static, the lens’ actual length does not change.
Integrated focus cam optimises internal focusing
Tamron's Integrated Focus Cam is a precision mechanical component that optimises the co-ordinated movement of the Internal Focusing (IF) system with the Multiple Cam Zoom Mechanism. This ingenious mechanism ensures accurate and seamless positioning of all the internal elements within the lens and coordinates them with the external zoom and focus controls.
Included in the Box
Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) Camera Lens
Detachable filter effect control
24 months warranty with Maxwells International Australia
This Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) Camera Lens comes with 24 months warranty with Maxwells International Australia.
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