Tamron announces two tele converters

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New models designed exclusively for Tamron lenses

Tamron announces two tele converters

September 1, 2016, Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka; Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of two tele converter models exclusively* for select Tamron lenses. These accessories make it easy to expand the versatility of the new SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) ultra-telephoto zoom lens. TELE CONVERTER 1.4x (Model TC-X14) increases the focal length by a factor of 1.4x, while TELE CONVERTER 2.0x (Model TC-X20) doubles the focal length.

PRODUCT NAME
TELE CONVERTER 1.4x (Model TC-X14)
TELE CONVERTER 2.0x (Model TC-X20)

DATE OF LAUNCH (in Japan)
September 15, 2016
The Canon and Nikon mount models will be launched simultaneously.

* Compatible model is SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) (As of September 1; Tamron)

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Increases maximum focal length
    Although the maximum focal length is increased, the minimum object distance remains nearly the same, so the magnification ratio during close focusing is enhanced. Both tele converters are carefully designed and constructed to preserve the original superior image quality of the lens. The 2.0x model uses one LD (Low Dispersion) lens element to suppress aberrations. BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings are deployed on both models to help minimize ghosting and flare.
  2. Autofocus and VC features are retained with compatible lenses
    Autofocus functions normally with compatible lenses. (Please refer to Compatible Tamron Lens List below.) VC (Vibration Compensation) performance is maintained.
  3. Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction
    The new tele converters are ideal for use in outdoor photography when matched with any lens that has a Moisture-Resistant Construction because special seals that are dust-resistant and moisture-proof are used at every joint and seam.
  4. Sturdy, durable barrel design
    The barrel frame of the tele converters are made of die cast aluminum, except for some parts of the exterior finish, to maintain extra strength when used with large lenses. The design utilizes a bayonet mount made of brass on the camera side and stainless steel on the lens side to ensure excellent durability even with repeated mountings and detachments.

Design Concept

These accessories embody Tamron’s new design that’s born from the pursuit of functional beauty and achieved by smoothly blending engineering and design enhancements. Meticulous craftsmanship is applied to every detail. The new tele converters feature a metal lens barrel and share this same design concept. Both tele converters provide remarkable ease of use—even the release lever offers a comfortable touch to the photographer’s finger.

Compatible Tamron Lens List (As of September, 2016)

SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022)
For Canon and Nikon

Changes in zoom range when used with SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022)

Changes in zoom range when used with SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022)
Mounted on 35mm full-frame DSLR camera
Without tele converter: 150-600mm
With 1.4x tele converter: 210-840mm
With 2.0x tele converter:300-1200mm

Mounted on APS-C format DSLR camera
Without tele converter: Approx. 233-930mm
With 1.4x tele converter: Approx. 326-1302mm
With 2.0x tele converter: Approx. 465-1860mm

Changes in magnification ratio when used with SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022)
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Without tele converter: 1:3.9
With 1.4x tele converter: 1:2.8
With 2.0x tele converter; 1:2

Availability of AF when used with SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) When using viewfinder
With 1.4x tele converter: AF*1*2/MF
With 2.0x tele converter: MF

When using live view mode:
With 1.4x tele converter: AF*2/MF
With 2.0x tele converter:AF*2/MF


*1 Autofocus functions normally on any camera capable of focusing automatically at an aperture of F/8 or smaller. Subjects with low contrast and/or luminosity values can sometimes result in out-of-focus images.
** Subjects with low contrast and/or luminosity values can sometimes result in out-of-focus images

SPECIFICATIONS

TELE CONVERTER 1.4x

Model: TC-X14
Magnification*: 1.4x
Optical Construction : 6 elements in 3 groups
Maximum Diameter : for Canon φ70mm; for Nikon φ62.6mm
Length** : for Canon, Nikon 21.4mm (0.8 in)
Entire Length***: for Canon 34.1mm (1.3 in); for Nikon 32.3mm (1.3 in)
Weight: for Canon 205g (7.2 oz); for Nikon 180g (6.3 oz)
Accessories: Mount cap, Rear cap, Lens case
Compatible Mounts : Canon, Nikon

*Use of the TC-X14 tele converter reduces the effective aperture by one f/stop.
**Length is the distance measured from the camera mount face to the lens mount face.
***Entire Length is the distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of protrusion.

TELE CONVERTER 2.0x

Model: TC-X20
Magnification* : 2x
Optical Construction : 9 elements in 5 groups
Maximum Diameter: for Canon φ69.8mm; for Nikon φ62.3mm
Length** : for Canon, Nikon 53.6mm (2.1 in)
Entire Length***: for Canon 66.8mm (2.6 in); for Nikon 65mm (2.6 in)
Weight: for Canon 360g (12.7 oz); for Nikon 305g (10.8 oz)
Accessories: Mount cap, Rear cap, Lens case
Compatible Mounts : Canon, Nikon

*Use of the TC-X20 tele converter reduces the effective aperture by two f/stops.
**Length is the distance measured from the camera mount face to the lens mount face.
***Entire Length is the distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of protrusion. Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

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