Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III

Here's our review of the Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens for mirrorless cameras

Micro Four Thirds users have a large selection of lenses at their disposal, given that they can use both Panasonic and Olympus glass. But the Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 is a great alternative. With a 35mm equivalent of 28-300mm, this 285g lens is very portable and capable of capturing a wide range of scenes, from landscape to wildlife. 

The Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens for mirrorless cameras

The Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III lens for mirrorless cameras

Tamron's 14-150mm lens features Low Dispersion glass 

Despite its compact 8cm length (13cm when fully zoomed), the Tamron packs 17 elements in 13 groups, including Low Dispersion (LD), and aspherical elements to combat chromatic aberration. 

As with the other Tamron here, there’s a lock switch to ensure no unwanted lens barrel creep, though Vibration Control is lacking. This won’t bother Olympus users, as they have built-in image stabilisation, but some Panasonic bodies don’t. 

Images suffer very noticeably from soft corners and chromatic aberration at the widest aperture. Vignetting is also quite pronounced wide open, creating a darker area around the edge of the image. 

Pros 

Zoom range
Weight
Lock switch 

Cons 

No image stabilisation
Soft corners
Chromatic aberration

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Elements: 17/13
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 50cm
  • DxL: 64x80mm
  • Weight: 285g
  • Find out more on Tamron's website