Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD + Promaster GH26 Gimbal
Tamron Super Telephoto Zoom
The 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras upends conventional wisdom for ultra-telephoto zoom lenses, with a very compact design and high image quality. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 achieves a 500mm focal length while retaining a compact size, with a length of just 209.6mm (8.3 in) and a maximum diameter of 93mm, enabling comfortable handheld shooting. The design places major emphasis on image quality. The optical construction features 25 elements in 16 groups and utilizes special lens elements and hybrid aspherical lens elements to control various potential aberrations such as chromatic aberrations. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 zoom is also equipped with a high-speed, high-precision linear motor focus mechanism VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) and VC (Vibration Compensation), ensuring that no photogenic moment is ever missed. Additionally, the lens has a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.6m (23.6 in) at the 150mm end and remarkable overall usability. The Arca-Swiss compatible tripod mount has strap attachment holes and there are various features to support outdoor shooting, including Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 is a highly versatile lens that lets you capture a wide array of subjects ranging from landscapes and birds to sports and wildlife photography. You will be amazed when you experience the powerful and unique world of ultra-telephoto lenses for yourself.
Promaster GH26 Gimbal Head
A highly adjustable Gimbal Head capable of traditional gimbal action as well as controlled, fluid-like movements for both still photography and videography. The ProMaster GH26 Gimbal Head consists of 3 parts which can quickly be separated for portability. It is constructed of lightweight aluminum that is precision machined and exceptionally strong.
Both the swing arm and the rotating base have their own separate controls for tension and also for locking (4 control points in all). This allows you to use the gimbal in a traditional fashion with loose, free motions or with smooth, fluid-like, controlled motions thanks to the tension controls. The locks allow you to lock in either or both of the movements. A unique, smooth-control handle is included with this kit. When attached, it provides a leverage point making it easy to control the gimbal with smooth, sweeping motions. This handle is adjustable so you can set it to a desired position for best use.
Laser-etched scales can be found along the base, the upright, and the rotational portions of the GH26. These allow for consistent, repeatable setups as you exchange cameras and lenses. The included Dovetail (Arca-type) quick release plate has both 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 mounting bolts and a removable spring-loaded anti-twist pin You can use these attachment features independently or together, depending on the connection options found on your lens, camera, or video camera. With a cold weather rating for use down to -13F / -25C, the GH26 works well in many climates (operability also depends on moisture and humidity).