Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens Compared to the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens

SpecificationsTamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD LensTamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens
  Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens
Year Introduced20212016
Mounts OnFull-Frame, APS-CFull-Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups25/1621/13
Angle of View: Diagonal16° 25' – 4° 57'16° 25' - 4° 8'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/5.0-22 / f/6.7-32 f/5-32 / f/6.3-40
Aperture Max by Focal Length 150-241mm = f/5.0
242-387mm = f/5.6
383-499mm = f/6.3
500mm = f/6.7
150-212mm = f/5.0
213-427mm = f/5.6
428-600mm = f/6.3
Number of Aperture Blades 7 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 60.9 oz  (1725g) 71 oz  (2010g)
Actual Weight 60.9 oz  (1725.7g) 63.9 oz  (1809.2g)
Lens Hood Weight 3.3 oz  (94.9g) 3.8 oz  (108.1g)
Tripod Ring Weight 5.4 oz  (152.4g) 7 oz  (197.5g)
In-Use Weight 69.6 oz  (1973g) 74.7 oz  (2114.8g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.66 x 8.25”  (93 x 209.6mm) 4.27 x 10.24”  (108.4 x 260.2mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.67 x 8.46”  (93 x 214.8mm) 4.27 x 10.54”  (108.5 x 267.7mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 5.3”  (134.8mm) 5”  (127.2mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 11.41”  (289.7mm) 13.55”  (344.3mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 2.95”  (74.9mm) 3.02”  (76.6mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.46 x 2.59”  (113.4 x 65.8mm) 4.96 x 4.23”  (125.9 x 107.4mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 10.59 - 13.54”  (269.1 - 344mm) 14.25 - 17.26”  (361.9 - 438.5mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.47” / 2.29”  (12mm / 58.1mm) 0.94” / 2.13”  (23.9mm / 54mm)
Filter Size 82mm  UV ► CP ► 95mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type VXD Linear USD
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 1170° 149°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
Full
9.8' (3.0m) - ∞
49.2' (15.0m) - ∞
Y /
Full
32.80' (10m) - ∞
7.21' (2.2m) - 32.80' (10m)
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 23.62”  (600mm) 86.61”  (2200mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 22.68” / 63.5”  (576mm / 1613mm) 79.06” / 78.58”  (2008mm / 1996mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.32x 0.26x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 75° 122°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / Y /
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? Y Y
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / HA057 Buy ► Y / HA022 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y / Y
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / / N Y / 4.5 / N
Extender Compatible? N Y
Case Included? / Type? N / Y /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 150mm = 17.11'
200mm = 23.41'
300mm = 34.44'
 
23.62" x 15.75" Target:
400mm = 22.53'
500mm = 27.39'
150mm = 17.36'
200mm = 22.48'
300mm = 33.41'
400mm = 44.19'
 
23.62" x 15.75" Target:
500mm = 27.28'
600mm = 31.99'
840mm = 44.7'(w/ 1.4x)
 
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1200mm = 31.11' (w/ 2.0x)
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 150mm = 5216mm
200mm = 7134mm
300mm = 10498mm
 
600mm x 400mm Target:
400mm = 6868mm
500mm = 8347mm
150mm = 5291mm
200mm = 6852mm
300mm = 10182mm
400mm = 13469mm
 
600mm x 400mm Target:
500mm = 8316mm
600mm = 9752mm
840mm = 13635mm (w/ 1.4x)
 
300mm x 200mm Target
1200mm = 9483mm (w/ 2.0x)
 
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