LEAKED: Tamron to announce a new $799 superzoom lens this week

(Image credit: Tamron)

It looks like a new superzoom lens is on the way from Tamron this week. According to a leaked press release, it will be a $799 full-frame lens for Sony E mount.

The lens in question is the Tamron 50-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD telephoto lens. Speculation as to whether it is an update to the 50-400mm f/4.5-6.5 or just an alternative option has begun. The specifications seem to indicate both, with the leaked info (shared by Sony Alpha Rumors) suggesting it is an "extremely compact" upgrade. 

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.