Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Canon EF

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Canon EF

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Canon EF

B&H # TA18400C MFR # AFB028C-700
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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-640mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/40
  • Three LD and Three Aspherical Elements
  • HLD Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console
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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Overview

  • 1Description

Spanning an impressive wide-angle to super-telephoto range, the Canon EF-mount 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD from Tamron is a true all-in-one lens to suit photographing the widest of vistas to the details of wildlife. Designed for APS-C-format DSLRs, this 28.8-640mm equivalent lens uses a three-step extension design to maintain a compact and lightweight form factor despite its expansive reach. In regard to the optics, a series of aspherical and low dispersion elements help to correct various aberrations and distortion for consistent sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range.

Benefitting the reach and optical layout, this lens also features an HLD autofocus motor that delivers quick and responsive focusing performance that is also quiet to benefit video recording needs. Vibration Compensation is also featured, which corrects for up to 2.5 stops of camera shake to help deliver sharper imagery when shooting handheld. Additionally, supporting this 18-400mm's all-in-one designation, a moisture-resistant construction ensures its use in trying environmental conditions.

All-in-one zoom is designed for Canon EF-mount APS-C-format DSLRs, and provides a 28.8-640mm equivalent focal length range.
Two molded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element help to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range to deliver notable sharpness and accurate rendering.
Three low dispersion elements suppress chromatic aberration and color fringing to realize improved clarity and color accuracy.
HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) motor delivers fast, precise, and responsive focusing performance that benefits both stills and video applications. The motor's design and circular arc shape also contributes to the lens's compact overall form factor.
Vibration Compensation helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake by up to 2.5 stops for sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
An electromagnetic diaphragm is used for more precise and consistent exposure control, especially when shooting at high continuous shooting rates.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Moisture-resistant construction enables this lens's use during inclement weather conditions.
Both the zoom and focus rings are textured for improved grip and, additionally, a Zoom Lock mechanism prevents the zoom from accidentally extending when not in use.
Compatible with optional TAP-in Console for fine-tuning select focusing adjustments and for updating lens firmware.
UPC: 725211028017
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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Canon EF
  • Front Lens Cap
  • SP Rear Lens Cap for Canon EOS Lenses
  • Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Specs

    Focal Length 18 to 400mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28.8 to 640mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/3.5 to 6.3
    Minimum Aperture f/22 to 40
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 75 33' to 4
    Maximum Magnification 0.344x
    Minimum Focus Distance 17.72" / 45 cm
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 72 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.11 x 4.9" / 79 x 123.9 mm
    Weight 1.6 lb / 710 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.28 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.85 x 5.8 x 4.95"

    Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Reviews

    18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 151.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wanted extra reach I have been using the Tamron 16-300mm as a walk around lens and I wanted to try the 18-400 for a little extra reach. I have been out on two shoots and so far I am very happy with it. In several hundred shots I did have one instance where I got an error message and had to reboot the camera. I have had some adjusting to holding the lens as it auto focuses. My hand is in the way but that is just getting used to a new lens. The weight is a bit heavier than my other Tamron lens but I am still able to manage as a woman in her senior years. It works well with my Nikon D7200. I was impressed with the macro as well as the distance shots. I would definitely recommend this lens.
    Date published: 2018-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best all-in-one lens ever made! By: Jack I've had this lens for only two weeks and am absolutely thrilled with it. It is tack-sharp throughout the entire zoom range, much more so than the Tamron 16-300 mm lens I traded in. I bought this lens mainly for travel and convenience, to avoid hauling several heavy lenses around. No more changing lenses with the risk of dirt invading the camera sensor, This lens has a solid professional feel to it and it looks really neat. The zooming is smooth with no stiffness, and there is also no lens creep. I would certainly recommend this lens to a friend. Tamron has a real winner here!
    Date published: 2017-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade from Canon EF 75-300 As a birder who cannot afford the big, fast Canon L series lenses (and since I use a Rebel T6i I do not need full frame), this looked like a perfect answer to stepping up from my the 75-300.  So far, only a week and a 500 shots into it, it is meeting my expetations.  Tremendous advantages at both ends of the zoom.  I do not have to change lenses for landscape shots and the 4/3 increase in telephoto is most worthwhile for the birds.  The lens is also a little faster than the Canon and appears to be as sharp over the range - although I have to work with it more.  The IS system seems to be a little less smooth than that of the Canon.
    Date published: 2018-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Was Looking For! Since i am getting up in years, I am 74, I was looking to basically downsize my camera gear. I wanted one lens that would be the only lens I had to carry on trips, or just going out shooting. I did research, looked at several lens, Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, and finally decided on the Tamron. The range, going from 18 to 400 mm is perfect for me, and my Nikon D5300. The picture quality is better than I expected, in all focal lengths. It focuses fast and accurate. It is very light, attached to my D5300, complete with battery, the weight is a little over 3 pounds. I love it, and I would certainly recommend it to my friends, and to anyone looking for a good, light weight lens. Yes, I would buy it again.
    Date published: 2018-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Tamron Lens I purchased this lens to replace my aging Tamron 18-270 that I bought when it first came out years ago and have shot over 10k photos with. This lens makes my fifth Tamron lens purchase (18-270, 90mm, 10-24 and 150-600) and have never had an issue with any of my Tamron lenses. I had considered a Canon lens instead of this but I would then have to carry multiple lenses to cover the focal range that I can get in one Tamron lens. I have only used it for a few weeks and am impressed with the quality and the focal range available. Can't wait to get out once Spring arrives and really test it out. No regrets on not switching to Canon.
    Date published: 2018-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tamron Has Hit A Home Run I have been looking for another walk around lens to replace my 18-200mm lens. The images I have captured so far have been above and beyond my expectations. The images taken hand held with VC at 400mm have been tack sharp. In fact all the images taken from 18mm to 400mm are very sharp. The weight is a little heavier than lenses that I have been using, but present no problems. The creep lock keeps the lens from creeping out when I have the camera hanging by my side on an over the shoulder strap. I have two other Tamron lenses and this has that great Tamron quality and reliability. I won't be using my 100-400mm 'L' series lens that much with this new lens!!!!!!!
    Date published: 2017-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tamron 18/400 Lense As a nature photographer, I was looking for a lens that would allow me to get better photographs of animals without spending a large amount of money. My boss recommended the Tamron 18/400 as a good lens for the purpose I was intending to use it for. Took it out for a day of photography and was very pleased with performance. I took my tripod along, but found I could hold the camera still enough for birds, alligators and other interesting non animal items I found hiking along the bayou. Even when I came upon an old farm, I found that I could still take good pictures of the buildings and farm implements without changing to my non-zoom lens. Very happy with my purchase.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all purpose lens I was at a concert in San Francisco last Sunday. This lens did not let me down. I don't know how may feet I was away from the stage, but If I shot at 400mm I could full the frame with one person on stage. I shot in M mode (1/500 - f/8) all my photos came out very, very nice. I didn't have anything to complain about...accept that when zooming is past 250mm, it starts to get a little difficult to turn the focus ring. I've never had this problem with any other zoom lens. Other than that, I love this lens. This lens is it for me (other than a macro lens I'd like to have) I've also shot Birds, my Cat & Dog, Flowers, Head Shots & Portraits. I have not shot any sports with it yet, but I'm planning on it.
    Date published: 2017-08-07
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    Is anyone already bought this lens for a Canon mount from B&H? Because it shows for preorder and Expected availability: Sep 6, 2017.And I don't know why is so delay for Canon mount when for Nikon was available a few weeks ago.
    Asked by: Mauricio F.
    We apologize for getting to this question late, but we often order products in different quantities, even the same lens for different camera mounts. In addition to the quantities ordered, those that our customers buy are often bought in different quantities and at different rates, so it is likely that we could have one mount in stock and another not in stock. Just as likely as having all in stock or none.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Will this lens work properly on a canon m50 which ...

    Will this lens work properly on a canon m50 which needs the ef to ef-m adaptor? And will the firmware need to be updated for a mirrorless camera?
    Asked by: Rich
    With the EF to M adapter, the M50 becomes like any Canon EF mount camera. Therefore this lens is expected to work as intended.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-06-17

    is this lens as good as or better than the Sigma ...

    is this lens as good as or better than the Sigma 100-400 lens?
    Asked by: Joyce
    I have never evaluated the Sigma lens, but I have numerous Tamron lenses and I have never been disappointed with any of them. I am totally in love with the 18-400 and use it as my primary lens. I am a retired photojournalist and demand quality in my equipment. Tamron has provided that with every lens I have purchased from them.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-29


    Tamron used to make its lens in Japan. Is this lens made in Japan?
    Asked by: truc n.
    The current country of origin is China.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    can the focus be overridden with manual focus in ...

    can the focus be overridden with manual focus in autofocus mode?
    Asked by: Frederick
    Unfortunately, the AF mode cannot be overidden with manual focus. Doing so will damage the AF motor. You can only switch from AF to manual.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2019-06-19


    Does this come with international warranty? If so, how many years?
    Asked by: vincent y.
    This lens comes with a Six-Year Limited Warranty Valid in USA Only. If you add this lens to a B&H shopping cart you will see options for Square Trade protection plans valid throught the world. More information regarding the coverage, terms and conditions of the Square Trade protection plans can be found at the following link: http://bhpho.to/1fMHaTB
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Is it truly a 400 mm lens (640mm 35mm equivalent) ...

    Is it truly a 400 mm lens (640mm 35mm equivalent) or is it 400mm equivalent? I compared the images to the 100-400 Canon lens at 400mm and the Canon had much more magnification.
    Asked by: Jerald
    When set to the telephoto end of the lens' zoom range, the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Canon EF, B&H # TA18400C, is a 400mm lens as indicated in the lens name. If you are looking for this APS-C lens' equivalent angle of view when compared to a lens used on a full-frame camera, the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Canon EF would be the equivalent of an 28.8-640mm lens used on a full-frame camera. All lens' focal length name indicate the manufacturer's designed focal length for the sensor for which the lens was designed for usage. However, if you wish to calculate the lens' equivalent focal length compared to the standard 35mm full-frame negative/sensor, you have to multiply the lens' native focal length by the sensor's crop factor (1.6x crop for Canon's APS-C sensor). If you check the Specifications tab for the lenses we carry, when applicable, it will list the lens' native focal length along with the comparable 35mm focal length. As indicated on the Specifications tab on our website for this lens, the focal length of this lens is 18 to 400 mm, and the comparable 35mm focal length is 28.8 to 640 mm.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2018-12-19

    will this lens work on a canon 40D?

    will this lens work on a canon 40D?
    Asked by: William
    Yes, it is compatible with the Canon 40D.
    Answered by: Michele
    Date published: 2019-05-16
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