Features and Functions
Fast and precise AF, plus VC for stable handheld shooting
The 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 utilizes the renowned VXD1 linear motor focus mechanism. This advanced AF mechanism combines class-leading speed and precision, enabling fast and accurate focusing from MOD (Minimum Object Distance) through to infinity. The lens is equipped with TAMRON's proprietary VC2 mechanism, and effectively controls camera shake that can occur when shooting at telephoto focal lengths. It also helps reduce fuzzy pictures when shooting handheld in low-light conditions which typically require slower shutter speeds.
Half-macro photography with 1:2 magnification ratio at the 50mm end
The 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 is capable of extremely high performance when shooting close-ups, particularly for an ultra-telephoto zoom lens. Users can enjoy half-macro shooting with an MOD of 0.25m (9.8 in) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at the 50mm zoom setting. Moreover, at the 400mm telephoto end, the MOD is 1.5m (59.1 in), thereby providing a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4 for amazing, dynamic shots. The unprecedented level of freedom in shooting reveals the charm of subjects more than ever, plus flexible shooting options previously unseen in ultra-telephoto zooms.