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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 Canon Digital EOS

You Pay: $199.00

WARNING: Not compatible with "full-frame" (35mm size) 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 (e.g. 1D series), 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 Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (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 Canon Digital EOS
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    Tamron18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS
     
    4.2

    (based on 209 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (87)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (94)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily interchangeable (115)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (103)
    • Lightweight (99)
    • Consistent output (86)
    • Durable (80)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (60)
    • Poor in low light (34)
    • Heavy (21)
    • Blurry focus (13)
    • Lens creep (5)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (116)
    • Sports/action (67)
    • Wildlife photos (62)
    • Weddings (48)
    • Macro photography (45)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (67), Casual photographer (43), Semi-pro photographer (30), Enthusiast (21), Semi-professional (15)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (107), Yes (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The cost is worth the minor "issues"

    The most common "issues" listed are CA and image sharpness. After receiving my lens I immediately took several test shots to test these issues.

    While the CA is present...Read complete review

    The most common "issues" listed are CA and image sharpness. After receiving my lens I immediately took several test shots to test these issues.

    While the CA is present (probably more pronounced than a $1200 Canon L lens), it's not that bad. I have lenses that are rated 8.9 out of 10 for image quality and the CA is equal to those. Most lenses that cost less than one month's mortgage payment will have CA issues. Is it really that much of a problem? CA is an easy fix in photoshop.

    Sharp focus issues? Nope. Again, if you drop $1200 on a lens you will probably notice a sharper image in some circumstances, but for overall sharpness this lens is great!

    After reading many many posts about image clarity, it seems as though some people just have to learn how to use their lenses properly. This lens has its limitations , maximum aperture is one of them, but you get what you pay for. Unless you really want to have a depth of field equivalent to a sheet of paper at 4 feet, then you really have stumbled upon the right lens for the price.

    If you are a pro photographer this lens would probably be at the bottom of your list. You know what you like, so stick to it. If you are an amateur this lens is THE lens to have if you are on a budget. Lightweight, lens lock, huge range, clarity, cost, cost, cost!

    If I had $1200 I would drop this lens quicker than a hot casserole dish without a pot holder. But until I get a raise, this lens will never leave my camera. Well, maybe occasionally when i get a fisheye lens...but not until then!

    I use this lens on a Canon xsi(450D).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent For The Money

    I picked this up to be able to carry a single lens on a recent trip through Europe. It served that function as well or better than you might imagine a lens at this...Read complete review

    I picked this up to be able to carry a single lens on a recent trip through Europe. It served that function as well or better than you might imagine a lens at this price point would be able to do.

    Pluses: Wide zoom range; Light weight; Moderately sturdy construction; Ergonomic controls; Nice bokeh.

    Minuses: Slow, sometimes inaccurate focus; Soft images.

    I found the lens performed best shooting outdoors between f8 - f16, though a few f22 landscape shots came out very nice. Low light was a challenge for the lens to find focus, resulting in some stuttering of the motor. High ISOs came out much worse than my mid-range prime lenses - lots of digital noise.

    C/A is not horrible, and because I shot RAW, I was able to tame it in Photoshop.

    Images are a little soft, but I've had the same experience with very expensive zoom lenses, so that minus is not unique to this one.

    I'd say my main complaint is the overall lack of sharpness and the somewhat random focus. Having said that, FOR THE PRICE, this lens performs admirably.

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    4.0

    Awesome for the $$$

    By TSSD

    from So Cal

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Decent Quality
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

        Awesome for the Money.Great lens for someone learning or just starting outin photography.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        1.0

        Medicore autofocus

        By Chris W.

        from New York City

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable

        Cons

        • Blurry Focus
        • Heavy
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

        Really mediocre autofocus. I would not recommend this lens.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great if you are on a "Budget"

        By Sportsgal501

        from New York City

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Lens Creep
        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

        Photography can be very expensive, I had picked this up four years ago when I purchased my Canon Rebel XS. I've never been one for the kit lens even when I was doing film photography.I'm a little late doing a review since I had upgraded to a Canon 50D and using a Sigma 17-70mm.But I will be using this lens to cover an event and since I won't be getting a prime lens (Canon EF 17-55mm f/2.8 or Canon EF 85mm f/1.8)not for a few weeks.It is a little heavy and does have lens creep but also has lens lock,which you will thank. It's slow to focus in dim light but for action and zoom it's very good. Macro not so good but there are better lenses for Macro photography, I've tried but it has problems locking in and will search and search for the subject.It's durable, I've dropped it from the kneeling position with the lens hood and UV filter on and no damage whatsoever to the lens or functioning.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Beginner Zoom

        By MrPricePhoto

        from Las Vegas,NV

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

          I bought this for my students great beginner zoom.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Impressive Lens

          By lonewolfnpickens

          from Pickens SC

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

            I was very impressed with this lens when it arrived, its looks and functions were more than I expected. I purchased this lens to give to my Step-Daughter who has two small children that she loves taking pictures of! She only had an 18-50mm lens and she wanted something that she could use to get a little longer distant picture with but not give up the close-ups, this lens work perfect for her. She is excited about her new lens and is planning a camping trip with the family out in the wilds. I will try to add some pictures of her trip to this review as soon as possible. Bottom line is that I was happy with this lens and she was overjoyed with. Yes I would recommend this lens, its great product at a good price!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            lens excellence

            By Birdman

            from NE Ohio

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

              A great lens for medium to short range photo work. The lens is efficient, compact and useful in a variety of ways including zoo photography, an area of work I enjoy. The service by B&H was great. This is the third Tamron lens I have purchased and find that Tamron provides a higher quality product lens at a much better price.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Is as advertised

              By Matt

              from Ky

              Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

              Not the most clear lens but for the price it is very good. I would recommend this product to others.

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              5.0

              School photography

              By Gatito

              from California

              Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

              I bought this lens for my daughter because she is taking a photography class and so far she likes the lens. The photo that she has taken so far are really good.

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              4.0

              Great all-in-one lens

              By RD the imagemaker

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Rugged

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                I bought this 2 weeks ago, and I am enjoying it. Shoots great photos and videos. however the slow focus minuses a star.

                Overall a great lens on a budget and for beginners.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Lens

                By Wild West

                from California

                Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                Great lens and even better customer service. Ordered the lens and had it the next day. Used it several times and has exceeded expectations!

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                4.0

                Tamron 18-200mm

                By Teo

                from Simi valley, Califormia

                Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                The lens takes sharp pictures and a good all around lens.

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                5.0

                Good buy on Tamron 18-200 lens

                By Tony

                from Olympia WA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                  I bought five of these lenses for folks in my shop, essentially reporters.

                  Lens is good for up close and gets you out far enough for most situations.

                  Feels a little plastic, but I am use to film cameras.

                  A good buy.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I Love It

                  By Annie lee

                  from Waldport Or.

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                  Photography is a hobby of mine, but I've recently been asked to shoot a wedding for a friend. I purchased this lens hoping it will remove the need for me to change out lenses during the shoot. I've used it around the house and out a little bit. I love it. It has enough zoom to close in on things at a distance and you can use it close up too. I think this will fast become my favorite lens. My only even remotely negative about it is that the lens turns the opposite direction as my others to zoom. Not really a negative, just takes a little getting use to.

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                  4.0

                  Good daily lens

                  By Mike in Tallahassee

                  from Tallahassee, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                      This is a great lens for the price. I needed something a little wider but still good for every day use. As an above average amateur, it fills my needs. The only negative is that the zoom is not as smooth as I thought it would be. It sticks slightly.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      A challenge

                      By Darryl

                      from Jamica, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                          On a bad day I get blur at the zoom end - with my 50D. It is better balanced with the lighter Rebel T3.

                          The two cameras are completely different, but balance is much, much easier with the Rebel T3.

                          I like the lens, even with its 14+ oz. weight. The zoom and focus rings have a notchy rubbery feel and the adjustment is solid and precise.

                          I'll have to travel with my monopod, just in case.

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                          4.0

                          Great lens, a bit slow on AF

                          By Jon "Baruch Hashem" Dabach

                          from Woodland Hills, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light
                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                          I take stock photos (mostly food and tabletop) as well as portrait photos with a 60D and this is a really solid lens with a huge zoom range. I've used the canon version of this lens and the image quailty in my opinion is on par but it is not as fast on the autofocus and not great in low-light (not that the canon is great in low light either). Also, I would note that the motor on this lens is a bit louder than a typical lens when focusing so keep that in mind if you need to be totally silent in your shooting.

                          Also - you have to appreciate the warranty tamron provides for their lenses - best in the industry.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Tamro 28-200

                          By Dians

                          from NJ

                          Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                          Excellent walk-around lens

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                          4.0

                          Compact and Versatile

                          By The Traveler

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                          My family travels a fair amount and I find the versatility contained in such a compact lens to be ideal. Up-close portraits of the family to action photos of sporting events to landscape photos - all in one handy lens. I sometimes wish it went to 300mm but I cannot complain for the price.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Lens with litle price

                          By Carlos Lins

                          from BH, Minas Gerais, Brazil

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video

                            Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                            The best lens with low price.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Tamron 18-200mm Macro Lens

                            By Filemaster

                            from Spokane, WA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS:

                              Everyday Lens for 99% of all shots.

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                              • No

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