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Published 10/08/15

New Tamron 18-200mm zoom is the lightest in the world

High-performance lens features VC image stabilization, improved AF and weighs just 400g

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The new 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC is the successor to the AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF MACRO lens, which has been one of Tamrons best-selling lenses since its introduction 10 years ago. The new 18-200mm VC uses the most modern optical and mechanical design to achieve compactness and high performance. Incorporating image stabilization, the 18-200mm VC delivers superior image quality and is the lightest zoom in its class. Tamron made full use of its long experience and expertise as a pioneering force in high-power zoom lenses to create an optimal all-in-one lens that opens up new photographic possibilities to all DSLR camera users.

Suggested retail price £169.99

Product name
18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
Model B018For Canon/ Nikon/ Sony

Date of Launch
The Canon and Nikon mount models will be first simultaneously launched. The launch date of the Sony mount model will be announced at a later date.

Tamron Website

1. No need to change lenses - shoot in a wide variety of settings, from true wideangle to telephoto, with a single lens
A zoom range of 18 to 200mm 35mm equivalent 28-310mm means there is no need to change lenses even when switching from wideangle shots in tight places to long telephoto shots of distant objects. Ideal for everything from large groups photos, family pictures, portraits, scenery, animals and school events - even for close-up shots less than 0.5m / 19.7 in. of food.

2. Greater portability at a weight of just 400g 14.1 oz. - the lightest lens in its class
Covers the focal length range of 18 to 200mm and features Tamrons VC Vibration Compensation2, but weighs a mere 400g. Tamron designed the 18-200mm VC to be as user-friendly as possible by emphasizing portability and convenience. Users will appreciate the incredible balance and comfortable feel of this lens - even when used with the newest APS-C DSLR cameras.

3. Features VC and AF, providing valuable support for DSLR camera novices
Camera vibration is magnified in telephoto shots and when a slow shutter speed is used because of dim lighting. Even beginners can take great photos at long distances, at night, and indoors - and avoid camera shake - thanks to Tamron's acclaimed VC mechanism. By incorporating a newly designed autofocus drive module with optimal DC motor-gear train integration, the 18-200mm VC also focuses much more quickly and quietly than models with conventional DC motors.

4. Delivers enhanced imaging performance in a lightweight package
Featuring 16 elements in 14 groups, the 18-200mm VC uses an LD Low Dispersion lens element to minimize chromatic aberrations. Although light and compact with VC, Tamron's new offering also delivers amazing overall optical performance for an all-purpose lens. A circular, seven-blade aperture diaphragm maintains an almost perfectly round shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture, providing desirable and beautiful bokeh with point light sources blurring into naturally rounded shapes.

5. Works great as an easy-to-use lens for day-to-day use
For added dependability and longer life, Tamron's new lens features moisture-resistant construction that helps prevent damage caused by accidental exposure to wetness. The lens also comes with a Zoom Lock feature to prevent unwanted barrel extension when users carry their lens and camera body combinations with the lens pointed toward the ground.


1st Published 10 August 2015 09:52 Posted by Ben Jones
last update 11/10/2018 11:21:12



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