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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 223 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (124)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (108)
  • Lightweight (102)
  • Consistent output (92)
  • Durable (84)

Cons

  • Slow focus (63)
  • Poor in low light (38)
  • Heavy (23)
  • Blurry focus (14)
  • Lens creep (6)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (124)
  • Sports/action (74)
  • Wildlife photos (67)
  • Weddings (54)
  • Macro photography (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (70), Casual photographer (47), Semi-pro photographer (33), Enthusiast (21), Semi-professional (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (117), Yes (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great lens, a bit slow on AF

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...Read complete review

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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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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5.0

thank you for the fast service

By peter

from Redondo beach ca.

Verified Buyer

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

fast service
peter

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5.0

Great lens!

By A M

from Maryland

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

I love this lens! The quality of pictures is great and the price is good. I would recommend this to my friends.

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4.0

Very good

By monos111

from vic Australia

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • 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:

    This really a very good product never less than Nikon itself.https://youtu.be/Po_vyKZcmwM

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    5.0

    18-200 f 3.5-63

    By peter

    from san rafael ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    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:

      A great walk around lens
      You can zoom a lot
      I ca not find any thin wrong

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      • No

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      5.0

      Terrific lens!

      By Jr.

      from California

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

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

        Ok, so I bought a new camera and since I stayed with Canon I was just going to use the lenses I already have. That's what I get! When I tried my new camera, my 24-80 mm lens went out. So I needed a new all around lens. This lens is perfect. I am just getting into this but I like the lens. It's focus is good, it's smooth and seems to be a perfect all around lens. For the price, seems great. It even came with a cool hood. I'll be trying it a bit more over the next few weeks and will update if anything comes up but so far it seems to do it's job and I would recommend it as an everyday lens.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice lens

        By paper shoter

        from iowa

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light
        • Weak Casing

        Best Uses

        • 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:

        It's a nice lens, serves its uses.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        "Don't judge a book by its cover"- Its a little giant

        By Siddhartha

        from New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • 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:

        This is a very good lens if you are looking for a nice sharp, crisp and detailed photo.

        This lens has got the potential to take nice sharp and crisp photos even at 200mm.

        the lens is really good and have a nice grip, its comfortable to use and nice vibration redection.

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        • No

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        4.0

        3 months after

        By w8n4night

        from Saskatoon Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Flexible
        • Lightweight
        • Priced well

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Still Life
        • Travel

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

        Like most purchased as a "walking around lens" the lens to this point has devlivered beyond expectation for the price.

        Offers a nice step up from the classic 18-55 kits lens and provides great flexibility from a day to day perspective.

        It does have some limitations but these were well understood going in and has not been a surprise. I've gotten what I set out to get and am very pleased in the overall performance, flexibility and price point for this lens.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Tamron 18-200mm lens.

        By Mike the hiker.

        from San Diego, Ca.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        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:

        I specifically purchased this lens for a cruise to Alaska. I only wanted to carry one lens to keep the weight to a minimum. I am happy to say the lens worked fantastic on the trip, great photos of wildlife and the scenery. The only reservation I have is the lens is a little heavy for carrying long distance, other than that I am happy with the product for the price.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great lens

        By Pame

        from Panama

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • 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:

        Nice pics, easy to use.
        Just a little slow autofocus.
        But after all, it is what I needed.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Can you say CRYSTAL CLEAR!

        By Beethaphotographer

        from Nj

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

        This lens has done a marvelous job to my canon t3i
        It's amazing how a lens can change the quality of a picture and the TAMRON has done it for me ! I mean the stock lens are ok but this TAMRON !

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        1.0

        Willing to Try Again

        By R40 Photos

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • Lens Creep
          • Poor in Low Light
          • 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 have to admit, the lens produced extremely blurry photos. B&H has told me to send it back in that the lens might be defective. I will do just that, but should I receive the same results, I will request a refund.

            Be advised, this is the only issue that I have encountered since dealing with B&H. For the most part the B2B relationship has been great.

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            • No

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            5.0

            All In One Lens

            By Simply

            from Somerset, NJ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video

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

            Great lens for my T2i. Picked it up before my wife and I went to Italy and it was perfect for shooting all types of pics...def recommend it!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice Versitile Lens

            By Hopsing

            from Holliday, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Interchangeable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • 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:

              I have a couple of great telephoto lens but needed one for closer shots. This lens provides that and with the added benefit of still having the 200mm top end. Found most ranges of zoom to be crisp and clear for all of my uses. Great price besides.

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              • No

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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.

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                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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!

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                      • 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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