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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Nikon F

BH #TA18400N • MFR #AFB028N-700
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/DX Format
  • 27-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/40
  • Three LD and Three Aspherical Elements
Spanning an impressive wide-angle to super-telephoto range, the Nikon F-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 DX-format DSLRs, this 27-600mm 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.
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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Overview

Spanning an impressive wide-angle to super-telephoto range, the Nikon F-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 DX-format DSLRs, this 27-600mm 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 Nikon F-mount DX-format DSLRs, and provides a 27-600mm 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: 725211028024

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

Focal Length18 to 400mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 600mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 40
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View75° 33' to 4°
Minimum Focus Distance17.72" / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.34x
Optical Design16 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.11 x 4.78" / 79 x 121.4 mm
Length at Maximum Extension8.35" / 212.2 mm
Weight1.55 lb / 705 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 5.85 x 5.05"

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

The lens

By Francisco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

It's Heavy, but it's worth it. All lens in one

Fantastic lens

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

Upgraded from the previous version that got damaged by sand and dust and couldn't be happier. Completely universal for my purposes. Anywhere from birthday parties to surveying outdoors. Works very well with my t3i.

Best purchase ever

By Donna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-16

In love with the lens. Can zoom in closer on images without having to change to another lens. Little heavier than my other lens but have gotten use to it. So glad that I pitched this lens. Want to thank the employee who helped me with my purchase. Very kind and helpful.

So far it seems good.

By Peter
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-07

I looked at to after receiving it and it seems like a good lens. I have not tested it out yet.

Nice lens

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-04

Versatile lens. In fact, I keep it on my camera all the time since it gives me everything I need from wide angle to normal to telephoto. Well proportioned lens that fits my Nikon D3200 perfectly, so it's easy to handle. This is the second Tamron zoom lens I've purchased. They are a great value for the price.

A lens for every occasion

By Markus Daniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-01

After using the lens for 2 months I can say that I'm pleased with it. I'm using it mainly for nature photography. The attached photo was taken a few days ago in South Luangwa NP / Zambia. The handling is good, the results are fine. It's good value for money.

All I can say is WOW!!!

By Patricia M
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

Thought this would be above a cheaper off-brand lens i was using. Difference is like night and day. What great results! Was a little put off by the price because i take pics just for me. But this is worth every penny. Just sorry i didn't get this earlier.

The Tamron 18-400mm telephoto lens.

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-30

This is an absolutely wonderful lens to use. It flawless in the way and ease of focusing on your subjects. The weight is great and doesn't overload my camera. Even being in my 80's, it is a complete joy to use everyday here in Alaska. Wildlife, sunsets, wild grasses and plants just pop in clarity and vividness. The action is so smooth and easy to get just the right focus. Thank you for letting me voice my opinion and I truly hope that others have found this of some help toward purchasing the same lens.

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Is this lens compatible with a Nikon D40x?
Asked by: Julie
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Date published: 2022-06-01

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Will this lens auto focus in video mode on a Nikon D3400 DSLR?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, if the camera is capable and properly set to autofocus during video, this Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens will autofocus according to the camera's settings.
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