Tamron 18-200 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC - Canon, Nikon & Sony MountsUnparalleled Quality, Unlimited Opportunities
An 18-200mm Zoom Lens for Every Photographer
As a leading camera lens manufacturer, Tamron is always looking to provide new photographers with the high-quality equipment they need for a reasonable price. And the B018 from Tamron is an ideal choice for anyone who is interested in upgrading from the basic starter lens sold with their camera.
This powerhouse covers a wide variety of focal lengths from 18 to 200mm, providing photographers with the ability to take amazing shots in a wide variety of situations. Whether you’re shooting a birthday party, taking photos on a hike, touring your favorite city, or taking a portrait of a friend or family member, the B018 18-200mm VC is a fantastic choice.
With features like high-performance autofocus (AF) drive module that provides faster, quieter, and more precise shots, vibration compensation (VC) that helps eliminate camera shake and stabilizes images, and moisture-resistant design for outdoor shooting in all conditions, the B018 can do it all – in a single lightweight, compact zoom lens.
In fact, the B018 weighs in at a feather-light 14.1 oz, thanks to a design that incorporates high-durability engineering resin and other composite components. It’s the world’s lightest zoom lens in the 18-200mm class.
Best of all, the B018 is available in mounts that are compatible with APS-C DSLRs from Nikon, and Canon, so you can choose the lens mount that’s right for your gear.
Looking to buy new Tamron lenses, such as the B018? Find a dealer near you and see why the B018 by Tamron is such a good choice for new and experienced photographers alike.This innovative lens is lightweight, high quality and ideal as a beginner's first interchangeable lens — or a casual user's only lens.
Covers the zoom range you need for everyday shots, providing the flexibility to take group photos in tight spaces or make distant subjects appear closer—all with just one lens.
•Advanced mechanical design incorporates high durability engineering resin
•Incredible balance and comfortable feel—even with small and light APS-C DSLRs
A newly designed autofocus drive module with optimal DC motor-gear train integration makes AF faster, quieter and more precise.
•Newly designed autofocus drive module with optimal DC motor-gear train integration focuses faster
•Easier to capture fast-moving subjects with speed and accuracy
•Quieter-less drive noise than lenses using conventional DC motors
•Great companion for recitals and other quiet situations
Features VC, Tamron's acclaimed Vibration Compensation mechanism
•Makes precise, optimal corrections that counteract camera movement
•Drastically reduces sharpness-robbing vibrations
With Tamron's proprietary image stabilization mechanism, users can snap excellent, shake-free photos indoors, at night, and in other low-light conditions.
Helps protect the lens when used outdoors even in inclement weather (Not intended to be used underwater or in heavy rain)
•Maintains almost perfectly round shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture
•Provides desirable and beautiful bokeh with point light sources blurring into naturally rounded shapes
This new lens lets you experiment with a broad range of crops and composition.
•You'll be amazed by the creative options at your fingertips
•Change composition without moving or changing lenses to shoot close-ups, groups or distant objects
Tamron 18-200 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC - Canon, Nikon & Sony MountsTechnical Information
|Angle of View (diagonal)||75゜33' - 7゜59'|
|Optical Construction||16 elements in 14 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||
0.49m/19.3 in. (at 180mm)
0.77m/30.3 in. (at 35mm)
[at f=18, 200mm: 0.5m /19.7 in.]
|Max. Magnification Ratio||1:4 (at f=200mm: MOD 0.5m)|
for Canon: 96.6mm (3.8 in.)*
for Nikon: 94.1mm (3.7 in.)*
|Weight||400ｇ (14.1 oz.)*|
|Aperture Blades||7 (circular diaphragm)*2|
|Standard Accessories||Flower-shaped lens hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon, Sony*3|
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.
*Length and weight are based on figures for the Canon and Nikon-mount lens.
*1 Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
*2 The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
*3 The Sony mount version does not include VC because Sony DSLR bodies incorporate built-in image stabilization.
For Nikon, Canon: August 20, 2015*
For Sony: December 24, 2015*
* Date of launch in Japan
MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) curves describe to what extent the tested lens can faithfully reproduce contrast of the subject in images it captures.
The closer the 10 lp/mm (line pairs per millimeter) curve (the thick line for low frequency) in an MTF chart to "1" of the vertical axis (the higher up), the higher the contrast reproduction performance of the tested lens will be. The closer the 30 lp/mm curve (the thin line for high frequency) to "1" (the higher up), the higher the resolving power and thus the subjective sharpness of the lens will be.
Lens performance differs depending upon directions. Solid lines show performance in the sagittal (radial) direction while dotted lines indicate performance in the meridional (circumferential) direction. When sharp lenses capable of delivering uniform optical performance over the entire image field are tested, MTF charts show curves plotted in good balance.
Performance characteristics of photographic lenses cannot be expressed with only MTF charts. There are other factors that are expressed in different methods, such as taste of softness and degrees of compensation of various aberrations. But you can use MTF charts as a scale to measure lens performance.