50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD

(Model A067)

8x ultra-telephoto lens zooms from 50mm

Model A067

50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD

  • SONY E

8x ultra-telephoto lens zooms from 50mm.
Covers standard zoom lens focal lengths, and more.

Tamron is proud to announce the 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) has been awarded “BEST TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS” by TIPA 2023 and EISA 2023.

Fresh, new photographic expression unleashed by 50-400mm zoom range

An ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras with added versatility that starts at 50mm and delivers an 8x zoom ratio

The 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067) is the unprecedented, next-level ultra-telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Featuring a stunning 8x zoom ratio, it provides a wide range of focal lengths that covers the standard 50mm and stretches all the way to 400mm at the ultra-telephoto end that offers an unmatched level of versatility. With of its wide 50mm starting focal length, full-body shots of subjects like wildlife can be captured in the surrounding environment. The wider end of this unique mirrorless zoom lens is particularly useful for side-line sports, wildlife and other subjects that move closer as you are shooting, allowing you to continue photographing without the need to change lenses. For spectacular results, the precise arrangement of special lens elements effectively delivers uncompromising high image quality throughout the entire 50-400mm zoom range. In spite of high resolving power and extraordinary reach, the 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 is incredibly compact with a length of just 183.4mm (7.2 in) and a light weight of 1,155g (40.7 oz). With about the same light weight and compact size of a conventional 100-400mm class zoom, it’s easy to pack and comfortable to carry all day. For superb results in a broad variety of situations, the new 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 is equipped with TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism and proprietary image stabilisation mechanism VC (Vibration Compensation). These features combine with others make it possible to capture sharp images even when shooting wild birds and fast-moving sports action. Additionally, users can enjoy the world of half-macro photography with excellent close-up shooting capabilities. The MOD (Minimum Object Distance) is a scant 0.25m (9.8 in) at the 50mm end, and the maximum magnification ratio is 1:2. Also, users can customise certain functions and update the firmware via the Connector Port by using the dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility™. For this new zoom lens, TAMRON Lens Utility newly offers a “Focus Limiter” function. Clearly, the 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 is a brand-new kind of ultra-telephoto zoom lens that combines a 50mm standard focal length, outstanding image quality and highly nimble mobility. This one lens captures a lively world with all the clarity you desire and can guide you to exhilarating new photographic experiences.

Learn more about ultra-telephoto zoom starting from 50mm

Covers 50mm standard focal length up to 400mm at the ultra-telephoto range, 50-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD (Model A067)




Outstanding image quality throughout the entire 50-400mm zoom range

Camera: Sony α7 IV Focal length: 400mm Exposure: F6.3 1/1250sec ISO 320

High-speed, high-precision AF means you’ll never miss another photo opportunity

Camera: Sony α7 IV Focal length: 400mm Exposure: F6.3 1/1000sec ISO 400

TAMRON’s proprietary VC takes the shakes out of handheld shooting


Simulated viewfinder image.

Half-macro photography with 1:2 magnification ratio from 50mm to 70mm focal length


Camera: Sony α7R III Focal length: 50mm Exposure: F4.5 1/2000sec ISO 640

“Focus Limiter” function that limits the AF focus search range has been added to the TAMRON Lens Utility

The dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software (for PC/ for devices with AndroidTM 1 OS) developed in-house by TAMRON is compatible with the 50-400mm F4.5-6.32. Users can customise the functions and easily update the firmware3 through the lens, and by using the Mobile version, Focus Preset and A-B Focus can be operated remotely without touching the lens. Additionally, with the 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 you can select the “Focus Limiter” function that allows you to limit the focus search range of the AF. This function shortens the time taken to refocus when a subject slips out of focus and prevents focusing on obstacles in front of a subject. The function can be instantly toggled using the Focus Set Button, ensuring that you never miss an unexpected photo opportunity. The TAMRON Lens Utility can be used to customise functions based on various shooting styles for both still photography and video, thereby providing a more fulfilling shooting experience.

TAMRON Lens Utility

* Model A047 Pictured

Enhanced operational and structural features

Pursue a wide range of photography with a lineup of lenses that all have the same 67mm filter diameter

Built with Mirrorless in Mind

  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • Eye AF
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
  • In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
  • AF Assist

* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s instruction manual for details.
* Please update the firmware to the latest version.
* As of November, 2022.

Lens Technologies

BBAR G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating

Innovative coating technology that prevents ghosting and flare

Circular Aperture

A several-blade diaphragm is configured to retain a smooth, circular-shaped aperture opening even when stopped down by two stops from the wide-open aperture

Moisture-Resistant Construction

Leak-resistant seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment when shooting outdoors

Zoom Lock switch

Zoom Lock switch prevents undesired extension of the lens barrel when carrying the camera/lens unit on a neck strap

GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements

GM lens elements have a significant impact on minimising distortion and enhancing the sharpness of the image at its periphery

XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) lens elements

XLD lens elements made from specialised ultra-high-grade glass allow much greater control over chromatic aberration and magnification aberrations

LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements

The characteristic of less of a tendency to separate a ray of light into a rainbow of colors effectively compensates for chromatic and lateral chromatic aberration

Fluorine Coating

A highly durable protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellent

VC (Vibration Compensation)

The characteristic of less of a tendency to separate a ray of light into a rainbow of colors effectively compensates for chromatic and lateral chromatic aberration

VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive)

A linear motor focus mechanism for the highest levels of autofocus speed and precision

Tamron Technology




Angle of View (diagonal) 46°48′- 6°11′
(for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 24 elements in 18 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.25m (9.8 in) (WIDE) /
1.5m (59.1 in) (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4 (TELE)
VC (Vibration Compensation)
Filter Size Φ67mm
Maximum Diameter Φ88.5mm
Length* 183.4mm / 7.2 in
Weight 1,155g / 40.7 oz
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F22-32
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps

SONY E Mount

Release Date

September 22, 2022 (SONY E Mount)

Mounts Sony E-mount

* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.


Optical Construction (24 elements in 18 groups)