Development Announcement: NEW Tamron 18-300mm lens for FUJIFILM and Sony

Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD

Development Announcement: Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD

Announced today (21/08/21) the new Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD: the world’s first all-in-one zoom lens for Sony and Fujifilm APS-C mirrorless cameras. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

  • Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD
    Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD  – Fujifilm X-Mount
  • Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD
    Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD – Sony E-Mount

A World First

Tamron prides itself on being a specialist in the all-in-one zoom category and now this new lens, designed for the Fujifilm X Mount, marks a world first. Singling out Tamron as a company dedicated to continuing to create lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras. 

Macro Capabilities

Featuring an impressive minimum object distance of 0.15m at the 18mm wide end, and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens is set to perform exceptionally well in close up photography. 


Not just for close-ups, the 300mm focal length at the long end is impressive and highly useful. Supported by Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC), the lens creates stable photography throughout the entire focal range. 

Best in Class

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD boasts an array of the best qualities for its class including fast and precise AF driven by a VXD linear motor focus and all-around image quality.

Compact and Comfortable

Although we don’t have the lens dimensions just yet the lens certainly looks compact and comfortable to hold, especially for an 18-300mm focal range. It certainly won’t look out of place or off-balanced when mounted to a cropped sensor camera. 

User-friendly features

This new lens boasts a host of features to make it as user friendly as possible including the ever-important moister-resistance construction, fluorine-coated lens elements, a 67mm filter thread and a zoom lock switch which is very handy when setting up a shot. 

First thoughts?

At first glance, this lens looks as though it could be highly useful. An 18-300mm focal length will cover just about anything you throw at it, and while the aperture isn’t fixed, it can be opened to F3.5 at the wide end which will create pleasing depth in its images. Although we don’t have the full spec sheet just yet, the news that third-party companies are now developing lenses for Fujifilm sounds very promising and it will be interesting to see what else they have up their sleeve. 

Now just to wait for the full announcement!

Update Sony E-Mount Now Available!

The Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD is now available in the Sony E-Mount! Stock is due at the end of September 2021 so be sure to place your £5 pre-order today to be first in the queue when this incredible lens arrives.

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  • By Beatrice Debney
  • 20 Jul 2021

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