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Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR

You Pay: $199.00

Not compatible with 35mm cameras

The Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO is a high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using the more compact (APS-C) digital size image sensors. The focal length of this lens is equivalent to approx. 28-300mm in 35mm format.

Designed as an "all-in-one" lens, it will meet almost all photographic opportunities without changing lenses.

The 18-200mm zoom lens realizes an MFD (Minimum Focus Distance) of 1.5' (45 cm) over the entire zoom range by the employment of a new optical/mechanical design configuration. Since the maximum magnification ratio at f=200mm is 1:3.7, you can enjoy close-up photography easily and conveniently.

Note: Di-II lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras using image sensors that are larger than that of an APS-C size imager, or with 35mm film SLR cameras.

Special Glass Optimized for Digital SLR
XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass design reduces various aberrations to the absolute minimum and achieves remarkable downsizing at the same time. In addition, three hybrid aspherical lens elements and two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used to accomplish effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor to enhance the optical quality in digital photography.
Internal Surface Coating to Reduce Ghosting and Flare
Lens features Internal Surface Coatings (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements) and new multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements in order to minimize reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and to reduce image degrading effects caused by the imagers themselves.
Zoom Lock Mechanism
The Zoom Lock prevents unwanted barrel movement when carrying the lens/camera combination.
Di-II Series Design
Design has been improved by adding a gold-colored band between the focus and zoom rings to enhance the appearance and make it stand out as a Di-II lens. The rubber patterns of the zoom and focus control rings have been improved at the same time to compliment the digital camera design style and to provide better handling.
Performance
Focal Length 18 - 200mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 75° - 7°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
Magnification 0.27x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 15/13
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.3" (7.37 x 8.38 cm)
Weight 14.04 oz (398 g)
Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR
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    Tamron18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR
     
    4.4

    (based on 76 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (39)

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      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (40)
    • Consistent output (39)
    • Easily interchangeable (34)
    • Strong construction (30)
    • Lightweight (28)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (15)
    • Slow focus (15)
    • Heavy (12)
    • Lens creep (9)
    • Blurry focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (48)
    • Wildlife photos (29)
    • Sports/action (25)
    • Weddings (20)
    • Macro photography (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (40), Casual photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (7), Enthusiast (6), Casual user (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (46)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    An alrounder (Nice for the Price)

    I bought this lens to use for my new Pentax K-30,
    Really happy with the performance and glad to say that this is good lens with the price,
    Very good to...Read complete review

    I bought this lens to use for my new Pentax K-30,
    Really happy with the performance and glad to say that this is good lens with the price,
    Very good to take photos in the day light and not bad at all in the night as well, though struggle a little bit while focusing in the night but that is a common problem of almost the zoom lenses.
    The build up structure is very nice indeed and match very well with rugged look of Pentax K-30,

    I really appreciate B&H fast/rapid service. I have been buying stuff online from them almost a 2 years and don't have any problem with the delivery.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent for bright light

    I was hoping i could use this lens to replace my kit 18-55, but i don't think so. I'll start with what i didn't like:
    As other people have mentioned the...Read complete review

    I was hoping i could use this lens to replace my kit 18-55, but i don't think so. I'll start with what i didn't like:
    As other people have mentioned the focusing at low light isn't very good, borderline frustrating. I took it to a late evening party and probably spent more time focusing than snapping pictures. It also has much more noise focusing than the kit lens. In daylight, it works much better. I have noticed it also has trouble focusing on macro shots.
    At the extreme's of the lenses focal length, there is a slight vignetting, but not bad. I can live with it. However, attaching a filter imposed darkening of pictures at once again the extreme focal lengths. Trying to stack filters made matters much worse resulting in unacceptable shots. 1 filter at a time for this lens. My 18-55 lens could take 2 with much less interference. However, I can live with it.
    What I like:
    The focal length is nice. Having the option of 18-200mm for any shot is very convenient. Having such a broad zoom I could zoom past some of the flaws mentioned earlier.
    Size. The lens isn't that big, slightly longer and heavier than the kit lens i have, but not by much, especially considering how much more lens it is.
    Zoom lock. Nice feature, but i didn't have any trouble with lens creep, not yet anyway. Perhaps when I use the lens a bit more it will wear in and this feature i'll learn to appreciate it more.
    The zoom is quick, which is nice when covering such a broad focal length.

    If i had a chance to do it over, and I had more money, i would probably try a lens with less zoom, ex:18-125, and another lens, 70-250,300...but that's quite a bit more money, and when you're on a budget, like I am, this lens will do.

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    5.0

    Better than expected

    By Agalliac

    from Brazil

    Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

    Good walk around lens. I would say that this lens is much better than should be for only [$] and it's perfect to every day use. Very light, good autofocus and nice image quality . Good for birthdays party, travel, photojournalism.

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    5.0

    Great all around lens

    By Pentax Fan

    from Fredericksburg, VA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

    I've used this with my Pentax K-x for a couple years and very happy with it's flexibility. It doesn't compare with prime lenses or the short zooms but for the price and 95% of the users, it is all the lens you will need for the consumer to pro-sumer level shooters. A definite upgrade to the box lenses 18-55 and 55-200 rolled into one. You will grab it and go knowing it has you covered. If you are on a budget, don't hesitate to get it. If the sky is the limit with your budget and $ + lenses are your norm, maybe pass on this one.

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    5.0

    Very nice all around lens

    By hmnmn

    from Minnesota

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

      perfect lens to keep on your camera all the time if you are going with one lens.
      I was impressed with build and quality
      sample images on my Pentax K5 and K7 were very nice and sharp close focus at least that is that my eyes can see.
      focus was better than i thought it would be.

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      5.0

      An alrounder (Nice for the Price)

      By Imran

      from VN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

      I bought this lens to use for my new Pentax K-30,
      Really happy with the performance and glad to say that this is good lens with the price,
      Very good to take photos in the day light and not bad at all in the night as well, though struggle a little bit while focusing in the night but that is a common problem of almost the zoom lenses.
      The build up structure is very nice indeed and match very well with rugged look of Pentax K-30,

      I really appreciate B&H fast/rapid service. I have been buying stuff online from them almost a 2 years and don't have any problem with the delivery.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great all purpose lens

      By Bob

      from NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor in Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

      If you are unsure what lens you will need, bring this one. Really wide coverage. Has lock so lens just won't expand. Does so many things for a low price. Kind of heavy, but most zooms tend to be. Most people have one of these in their arsenal, as it makes sense.

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      5.0

      nice all around lens

      By Perry

      from San Diego

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

        Good all around lens

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        • No

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        5.0

        All Purpose Lens

        By DEH

        from E'town, KY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

        If you only want to carry one lens, like on a long walk, this is it. Very versatile and meets most of your needs.

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        4.0

        Decent lens despite creep

        By TLCinSEA

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Lens Creep

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Sightseeing
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

        Nice affordable zoom from Tamron for my Pentax K-x. I purchased it as an all-purpose vacation lens and it did a wonderful job. Lens creep is a problem when camera is pointed down however and without a lens lock It was persistent and I felt uncomfortable carrying the camera over my shoulder by the strap due to concern for damaging the lens in its fully extended position caused by the creep. An inexpensive holster bag solves the problem adequately enough. A lens lock would be nice but for the money I'm satisfied overall with the quality and performance of the lens.

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        4.0

        Excellent for the price

        By doctorg13

        from Western Montana

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        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

          Lens works smoothly, focuses quickly, and zooms easily. Initial impression of the optics is very good.

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          4.0

          low cost-high return

          By pennyolive

          from baltimore, md

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

          great so far for a low cost lens. will absolutely order this brand again.

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          4.0

          Good all-purpose lense

          By Shutterbug

          from Tennessee

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            Cons

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                Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                Nice go-to lens. It does sometimes search when focusing as mentioned by other reviewers. I solve this by changing the focal length a bit and it usually fixes it. Images produced are crisp. It's not top-of-the-line, but functions very well, epecially given the cost.

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                4.0

                Great lens

                By Jim the Roadrunner

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                Cons

                • Poor in Low Light

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro Photography
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                This lens allows one to walk around and not be concerned with changing lenses.
                I use it in landscape and close up work.

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                4.0

                Initial impressions

                By Dan

                from North Central Pennsylvania

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                  I bought this lens with some trepedation and then tested it by trying to get it to fail using what others complained about. After a week of use I find their complaints without merit. It's going to be on my K5 as my walk-around lens for a long time.

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                  4.0

                  You will out grow it

                  By 40besos

                  from Perth Amboy, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Blurry Focus
                  • Lens Creep
                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                    I gave this lens four stars for the price as a good starter lens. It's not what you will keep as you grow in your hobby or business. Now that I've used it for two years and my eye has grown more critical, I notice that the focus at the longer ranges is very very soft. It's time for an upgrade for me.

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                    5.0

                    Great All Around Lens

                    By Lazooli

                    from Tampa, Florida

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                      I bought this for a planned vacation. Up to this point I had the two lenses which came with my Pentax K-R the 18-50 and 50-200. I normally used the closer range but wanted the ability to have the longer zoom on my trip without having to carry my camera bag and extra lense while away from my hotel. This lens fit the bill and worked perfectly. The lens worked very well with the autofocus built into the camera. I got amazing sharp pictures using this lens. From this point forward it is my all around multi-purpose lens. I don't have any reason to use the other lenses. And I have shown this off to friends and family and recommended to them that they invest in this lens.

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                      4.0

                      Great value and performace for great zoo

                      By Solanadude

                      from San Diego area

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Great value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                      Used for general land and seascapes in range of lighting conditions. Good image fdelity at wide zoom settings with minimum distortion.

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                      4.0

                      I'm very happy of this zoom

                      By Fil

                      from Italy

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                            it's very compact and very powerful. Great

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great lens for the money

                            By Pentax1

                            from Newport N.C.

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Poor in Low Light

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                            Lens is well built,focuses good,and the colors are very vivid.I have mine mounted on a Pentax K10D, and I have never seen it shoot such vivid photos.No lens creep! I would highly recommend this lens to any Pentax user.

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                            • No
                            • Similar:
                            • Pentax DAL 55-300mm

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                            5.0

                            Pleasantly surprised!

                            By Ireland317

                            from Connecticut

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                              I recently purchased this lens and so far am very happy with it! I have Pentax Kr and wanted an everyday walk around lens. This appears to be perfect. The 18-200 range is super and eliminates the need to change lenses so frequently. I have not had any issues with creeping as was mentioned in other reviews. The colors are vibrant, true and consistent. This is wonderful lens at an affordable price!

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                              5.0

                              Good performance, great Price and size.

                              By Evolude

                              from Isabela, PR

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR:

                                    With this lens I can replace the 18-55 kit lens that my K20D came with and a DA 50-200 I bought after. Both of the had fungus I had to replace them. The size is no that much bigger that the 18-55 (at 18) and is performs in the same manner.

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