Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III
Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III
Top 51%73 points
Top 51%

Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III: 17 facts and highlights

1. widest aperture at maximum focal length

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
5.8
Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH: 1.4

2. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
f/3.5
Leica Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH: f/1.4

3. smallest aperture at maximum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
22
Sony E PZ 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS: 40

4. minimum focus distance

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
0.5m
Samsung NX 10mm F3.5 Fisheye: 0.09m

5. weight

285g
Samsung NX-M 9mm F3.5 ED: 31g

6. Has a metal mount

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III
94% have it

7. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
150mm
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II: 300mm

8. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
14mm
Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ: 0.25mm

9. Has focus motor

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III
91% have it

10. Has rounded aperture blades

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III
74% have it

11. smallest aperture at minimum focal length

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
22
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LE: 40

12. has a silent focus motor built into the lens

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III
39% have it

13. aperture blades

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
7
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM: 11

14. Includes lens hood

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III
57% have it

16. Is a telephoto lens

A telephoto lens allows you to zoom in on far away objects. This is particularly useful when you need to photograph a subject from a distance, such as wildlife photography, or even in some cases street photography where you can’t get near the subject.
Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 DI III
36% have it

17. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
10.7x
Samsung NX 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS: 11x

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