The micro four thirds format has really taken off in the past two years, and now that the market has shown staying power more companies are supporting the hardware. Adding to Sigma's news announced earlier, Tamron added to the party with their 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di-III VC.
The lens features one LD (Low Dispersion) glass element, two molded-glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element, Tamron’s new Micro Four Thirds high-power zoom lens delivers leading-edge high image quality by thoroughly compensating for aberrations. The optical design achieves a compact body with a filter diameter of just 52mm despite being equipped with the Tamron’s highly regarded VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. A stepping motor optimized for this model provides silent, quick and accurate auto focusing.
This lens is equipped with Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. The VC mechanism reduces image blur caused by camera shake to deliver sharp images. This makes it possible for hand-held shooting in any unstable position with extremely light mirrorless cameras. The VC is also optimized for movie images and smooth scenes.
The metal lens barrel exterior is available in two colors: black and silver, providing the most popular color options to match high end cameras. Using a circular diaphragm, this lens promises to achieve spectacular background blur effects.
I actually really like how this lens looks, preferring it to the current APS-C and full frame lens design Tamron uses. That's a hint Tamron: give me something prettier.
When the lens is priced and a release date is given, we'll let you know.