Tamron 12-50mm f/4 DI III-A VC Patent Found

Tamron has been aggressively releasing lenses for E-mount and hopefully, they will be doing the same for X-mount if their lenses are selling well. Patents do not always turn into lenses, but the Tamron 12-50mm 12-50mm f/4 DI III-A VC could be an interesting one if Tamron makes it compact and affordable enough.


  • [Public number] P2022096075
  • [Release date] 2022-06-29
  • [Title of the invention] Zoom lens and image pickup device
  • [Filing date] 2020-12-17
  • [Applicant]
    [Identification number] 000133227
    [Name or name] Tamron Co. , Ltd.
  • PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a zoom lens having both a wide angle of view and a high magnification ratio and having high imaging performance while being able to be manufactured at low cost, and an image pickup apparatus having the zoom lens.
    ART [0002]
    An image pickup device using a solid-state image pickup element such as a digital still camera or a digital video camera is widely used. As such an image pickup device, for example, there are various devices such as a digital still camera, a digital video camera, a broadcasting camera, a surveillance camera, and an in-vehicle camera. All of the image pickup devices are becoming more sophisticated and have higher performance. Further, in the image pickup optical system of these image pickup devices, a zoom lens having a wide angle of view and a high magnification ratio is required.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 12.4002-48.4948
  • F value: 4.1032-4.1091
  • Half angle of view: 52.4982-16.1929
  • Image height: 14.2000

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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