Tamron's new ultra-telephoto Z-mount zoom is lighter and cheaper than Nikon's own

 Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD A057 for Nikon Z mount
(Image credit: Tamron)

Tamron has announced the launch of the Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD  lens for full-frame Nikon Z-mount cameras. Promising to deliver exceptional image quality, advanced features and versatility for both photographers and videographers, could this Tamron super telephoto compete with the Nikon 160-600mm lens?

The best lenses for bird and wildlife photography are super telephoto lenses as they enable you to shoot close-cropped shots from a distance without disturbing any animals. Often super telephoto lenses are big and heavy but the Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 (which is already available in Sony E mount) is remarkably compact and lightweight when compared to similar lenses, such as Nikon’s Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR, eliminating the need for a tripod. Measuring just 212.3mm in length and 93mm in diameter, it's one of the most compact ultra-telephoto lenses for full-frame cameras.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.