Covering focal lengths from 18 to 200mm, this compact zoom can take great shots in a myriad of situations.
Tamron introduces a lens made for capturing everyday life and special occasions with a smile. The 18-200mm VC is the culmination of our persistent efforts to perfect the high-power zoom lens category since 1992.
This innovative lens is lightweight, high quality and ideal as a beginner's first interchangeable lens — or a casual user's only lens.
Frame shots instantly — no need to change lenses.
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.
World's lightest in the 18-200mm class (400g / 14.1 oz.)
•Advanced mechanical design incorporates high durability engineering resin
•Incredible balance and comfortable feel—even with small and light APS-C DSLRs
New high-performance AF drive module.
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
VC (Vibration Compensation) for sharp handheld shooting.
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
|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.