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

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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

Tamron Lens

By Debra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

I LOVE THIS LENS! This has become my go-to lens.

Matches perfectly with D7200.

By Stacey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

Best walk around lens. It's a bit heavy but the quality is excellent. Use this on the D5500 and D7200 and get amazing photos without doing any editing.

AMAZING

By Shengsheng
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

I'm amazed at the performance of this lens. The range of focal length is mindblowing. It is sharp too. Auto focus is pretty good, though sometime it seems to struggle a little bit when focusing on small faraway objects, but it not bad at all. It's my first time trying the Tamron branch and I'm so glad I gave it a shot. I'm very happy with my purchase.

This is the best lens in my kit

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

The first time I saw this lens I was hesitant. The reviews online for this lens are mostly positive so I figured I would give it a try and it if was subpar I would return. This lens has greatly exceeded my expectations. At 300mm this lens is sharper than my Nikon 70-300 and has 100mm to spare. At 18mm there is a little bit of distortion which can easily be fixed in post processing. This lens has replaced most of my other lenses. While it isn't as tack sharp as a 400mm prime would be, it is also a fraction of the price and gives you zoom.

Great Zoom

By Tracy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

I love the reach with this lens. I use it for sports mainly but it is a great all around lens.

Good general purpose tele lens

By Malcolm
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

Good all around lens, not too heavy to take on vacation.Combined with a wider angle lens most angles needed will be covered.

Great All=Purpose Lens But has Limitations

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

I was looking for a telephoto with more magnification than my Canon 55-250 EF-S. That lens proved quite adept at allowing me to photograph track meets. Auto focus of moving athletes was quite good even in dimly let conditions. The Tamron performs well in bright conditions but requires more thought and setting manipulation in less well lit conditions. I wasn't able to use Canon's Auto mode. The Tamron kept trying to use the flash. I had to go to the non-flash setting and adjust the ISO value. I am still learning the camera. But I found auto-focus a bit challenging. I couldn't get the camera to autofocus at the 18mm focal length when I aimed down a street trying to catch the architecture. Ultimately I had to choose the single point focus mode. I tested the 400 mm setting at the zoo and was impressed with the sharpness. I am still in learning mode with regard to autofocus of moving objects. At times the lens went through a protracted search. Other times the lens responded quickly. I am still not sure what controls the ability to autofocus quickly. All my shooting was handheld and the images are as sharp as can be expected. Images of birds were quite good. The upside of the lens is that is covers the breath of most photo ops from wide angle to tele. Images short in bright conditions are very sharp; less sharp in lower light conditions. In good light, very good images can me obtained hand-held at full magnification in bright light. I advise potential buyers to read some of the online reviews to understand the len's capabilities. I also should point out that I used the B&H chat and the adviser was spot on with his assessment of the lens's capabilities. On the downside, the lens is quite heavy. I don't recommend the lens for users who expect point and shoot results. If I hadn't grown up in the era of manually focused lenses and all purpose camera settings, I would have had to have gone through a very steep adjustment period.

Best All Around Lens Ever!

By Stephanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

I recently purchased this lens as an upgrade. As a nature photographer, I don't always have time to switch lenses. Tamron provides quality that is unmatched.

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