Developed by Olympus Imaging and Panasonic, Micro Four Thirds is a system standard for compact mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras that enables users to capture high quality images using smaller, lighter equipment. Tamron has expanded the possibilities of the Micro Four Thirds system with a 14-150mm zoom lens (equivalent to 28-300mm in the 35mm and full-frame formats). This 10.7X zoom weighs only 285g (10.1oz) and has a compact form factor that accepts a 52mm diameter filter. Available in a sophisticated black and silver finish, this lens makes it easy to compose and capture sharp pictures over a very wide range of shooting conditions. It's ideal for travel, family and creative photography.
The stepping motor’s actuator allows finely tuned control of angular rotation, and since it drives the focusing mechanism directly without an intermediate reduction gear, it also provides superbly quiet performance. You can count on this to enhance autofocus capability when shooting video. Furthermore, after adjusting with the AF mechanism, you can use the Direct Manual Focus (DMF) function for delicate adjustments to the image. In short, you can capture the scenes you want focused exactly as you want them every time
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 colours 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 colours. 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. )Taken at 150mm The essence of Tamron technology in a compact, all-in-one zoom that minimises aberrations and maximises image quality.
The optical design of this lens includes one LD (Low Dispersion) glass element, two AD (Anomalous Dispersion) glass elements, two Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, and one Hybrid aspherical element. This formula reduces aberrations to a bare minimum to achieve exceptional class-leading image quality. The 14-150mm zoom is the fruit of Tamron's 20+ years of experience in designing and manufacturing world-class all-in-one zoom lenses.
Tamron Di III Tamron Di III lenses are engineered specifically for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with no internal mirror box or pentaprism, adopting an optical design that matches the characteristics of the digital camera. (Note: These lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras with built-in mirror box or conventional 35mm film SLR cameras).