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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens for Nikon F

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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 27-300mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/40
  • One Hybrid Aspherical Element
A truly versatile lens presented in a sleek form factor, this Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens is designed for DX format Nikon F mount DSLRs, where it will provide a 27-300mm equivalent focal length range. One hybrid aspherical element and one low dispersion element are incorporated into the optical design, and help to reduce distortions and aberrations throughout the zoom range for sharp, clear, and color-accurate imagery. Vibration Compensation image stabilization is integrated into the lens design, too, and helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Additionally, a DC motor gear train AF drive module is also featured, and helps to maintain fast, accurate focusing performance that is equally smooth and quiet to benefit both stills and video applications. Complementing the expansive zoom range and refined optical design, this 18-200mm also features a moisture-resistant construction to enable working in nearly any situation.
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Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II Overview

A truly versatile lens presented in a sleek form factor, this Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens is designed for DX format Nikon F mount DSLRs, where it will provide a 27-300mm equivalent focal length range. One hybrid aspherical element and one low dispersion element are incorporated into the optical design, and help to reduce distortions and aberrations throughout the zoom range for sharp, clear, and color-accurate imagery. Vibration Compensation image stabilization is integrated into the lens design, too, and helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Additionally, a DC motor gear train AF drive module is also featured, and helps to maintain fast, accurate focusing performance that is equally smooth and quiet to benefit both stills and video applications. Complementing the expansive zoom range and refined optical design, this 18-200mm also features a moisture-resistant construction to enable working in nearly any situation.

Covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, this lens is designed for DX format Nikon F mount DSLRs and provides a 27-300mm equivalent focal length range.
Sleek profile and lightweight design make this lens suitable for everyday and travel photography.
One hybrid aspherical element and one low dispersion element help to control chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy.
A DC motor gear train AF drive module provides fast and quiet focusing performance that is suitable for both still photography and movie recording applications.
VC image stabilization helps to control the effects of camera shake to better enable working in low lighting or with longer shutter speeds.
Moisture-resistant construction helps to protect the lens when working in inclement conditions.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus or shallow depth of field techniques.

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
18 to 200mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 300mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 40
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
75° 33' to 7° 59'
Minimum Focus Distance
1.61' / 49 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.25x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.95 x 3.7" / 75 x 94.1 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
6.29" / 159.7 mm
Weight
14.11 oz / 400 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7 x 5.2 x 4.9"

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II Reviews

Great, except not video wide-zooming

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-07

I got this last year to supplant a bulky, heavier, worn 2010 Sigma 17~70 and do part of the Canon 70~300's work. It now stays mounted as my main carry. It has performed well, as expected, for stills and stable limited-zoom video. Stiffness makes video zooming wobbly when in my old hands. It's good for video -- _if_ on a sturdy tripod _and_if_ not going past the transition points, at which it twitches a bit.

good value

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

I studied this and 2 more expensive options for a new handy wide-to-tele main shooter, supplanting my 17-70 which is acting up. Retired, I don't need the sturdiness and extra oomph of the Canon 18-200:3.5-5.6, nor the extra weight of the Tamron 18-400. After just a couple of casual shoots, this one seems good enough. Short-term, I was most concerned about hunting for focus at f:6.3 instead of the previous limit 5.6. This did well for normal subjects in a moderately bright room and for moderate action in daylight. I have not yet tested further.

A lens for all occasions

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

good quality and versatility

Great lens, great price!

By Richard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

I'm just getting back into photography and learning again with new modern equipment. This lens helps by making it easier.

First great all around lens!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

I wouldn't say I'm a professional, and I'm not a beginner, but of the handful of lenses I own, this is by far my favorite. Yes, there are other pieces of glass out there that are superior, but for the money you spend here, you get a really great lens that's very versatile. If you're new to photography and just want to have something nicer that didn't come with the kit and do not want to be swapping out a variety of lenses while walking around with your family or friends, this lens will cover everything you need. My only "con" just because, nothing is really perfect, is that it might be a touch on the heavier side. Personally I do not mind its weight, I think others might. Once again, for me, I love this lens. If I know I'm going to be doing a ton of walking around and do not want to be swapping different lenses in and out this is my go too and usually first out of my bag on most occasions. I hope this helps you decide to purchase it!

This lens Proved To Be Of Exceptional Value For My Purposes

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

At having couldn't resolve grainy photo issues with an older model Canon Rebel SL1 I tried out the Tamron 18-200mm for a factory lens replacement. I was honestly stunned by the image quality difference and how well it even captured the subtle textures within my angelic African lions digital painting.

Love this lens!

By Cindy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-16

I love that this lens can be used for most of my shooting needs! I love that I don't have to change lens when shooting large groups or small up close images.

Good design and functionality

By Paulo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-15

Make the work at very reasonable price

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Compatible con Nikon D3500

Compatible con Nikon D3500
Asked by: Percy
Yes this lens is compatible with the Nikon D3500.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-01-02

Is this lens ultra wide

Is this lens ultra wide
Asked by: Archie
No. It is not ultra wide
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-07-01

question

Does this lens have a macro feature?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. A true macro lens will offer 1:1 reproduction at the minimum focus distance. Some lenses are called macro because they have a shorter than normal minimum focus distance. This lens does not reproduce 1:1 and it's minimum focus distance is 1.61'. When used with extension tubes, the focus distance can be significantly reduced thus producing a macro effect. This lens has a Nikon mount. See here a link to the proper extension tubes.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

is this lens compatible with the Nikon D3000?
Asked by: Brad C.
The Tamron 18-200mm lens for Nikon will be fully compatible with the D3000, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

i have a D3500 tamron lens or nikon 18-200

i have a D3500 tamron lens or nikon 18-200
Asked by: andre
I have this lens for my D3500 and it is a whole lot cheaper than the Nikon --so far no problems with it
Answered by: Ruth
Date published: 2020-01-15

question

does this fit the Nikon D3300?
Asked by: Anonymous
I had the same question and the lens works great with the D3300. Now I don't have to worry about changing my lens out.
Answered by: Doug B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Will this be 18-200 on a Dx format camera( D5000) or is it 28-300? the wording is confusing??
Asked by: Anonymous
The focal length is always the focal length, even if the lens is designed for DX APS-C cameras, but just like putting an FX lens on a DX body, the physical cropping gives that 1.5x effect on the telephoto effect and effective aperture. Lenses which are specifically marked for DX are often built to be lighter and sometimes to more efficiently work with the smaller sensor. That’s not to say that a great FX lens isn’t good on DX, but all that size and glass brings in a circle of view that never reaches the DX sensor.
Answered by: Matthew
Date published: 2020-08-23

Somone knows if this lense is compatible with ...

Somone knows if this lense is compatible with nikon d3100? Thank you
Asked by: Joann
Yes, this is an F Mount lens which is compatible with the Nikon D3100.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-04
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