Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR

Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR

Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR

B&H # TA1820035PAF MFR # AF014P-700
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WARNING: Not compatible with "full-frame" (35mm size) cameras.

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Overview

  • 1Description

The Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO is a high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using the more compact (APS-C) digital size image sensors. The focal length of this lens is equivalent to approx. 28-300mm in 35mm format.

Designed as an "all-in-one" lens, it will meet almost all photographic opportunities without changing lenses.

The 18-200mm zoom lens realizes an MFD (Minimum Focus Distance) of 1.5' (45 cm) over the entire zoom range by the employment of a new optical/mechanical design configuration. Since the maximum magnification ratio at f=200mm is 1:3.7, you can enjoy close-up photography easily and conveniently.

Note: Di-II lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras using image sensors that are larger than that of an APS-C size imager, or with 35mm film SLR cameras.

Special Glass Optimized for Digital SLR
XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass design reduces various aberrations to the absolute minimum and achieves remarkable downsizing at the same time. In addition, three hybrid aspherical lens elements and two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used to accomplish effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor to enhance the optical quality in digital photography.
Internal Surface Coating to Reduce Ghosting and Flare
Lens features Internal Surface Coatings (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements) and new multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements in order to minimize reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and to reduce image degrading effects caused by the imagers themselves.
Zoom Lock Mechanism
The Zoom Lock prevents unwanted barrel movement when carrying the lens/camera combination.
Di-II Series Design
Design has been improved by adding a gold-colored band between the focus and zoom rings to enhance the appearance and make it stand out as a Di-II lens. The rubber patterns of the zoom and focus control rings have been improved at the same time to compliment the digital camera design style and to provide better handling.
In the Box
Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Specs

    Performance
    Lens Mount Pentax K
    Angle of View 75 to 7
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' / 45.11 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.27x
    Optical Design 15 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Physical
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.9 x 3.3" / 7.4 x 8.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.14 x 4.18 x 4.18"

    Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Reviews

    18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens for Pentax Digital SLR is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 92.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent all-purpose lens Most photographers are equipment junkies and I'm no different. But there are times when you just can't carry every lens you own. Like hiking remote mountain trails, where every ounce of weight in the pack has to be carefully considered, or at family gatherings where the subjects are impatient. This lens fills the need nicely. It's long enough to shoot sports like hockey, and wide enough to shoot landscapes that are almost 3D. The range is good, the quality is good, and the images made with it are good. I have other lenses with focal lengths that fall within the range of this lens, but this lens has given me a level of versatility I didn't have - and some stunning images.
    Date published: 2011-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An alrounder (Nice for the Price) I bought this lens to use for my new Pentax K-30, Really happy with the performance and glad to say that this is good lens with the price, Very good to take photos in the day light and not bad at all in the night as well, though struggle a little bit while focusing in the night but that is a common problem of almost the zoom lenses. The build up structure is very nice indeed and match very well with rugged look of Pentax K-30, I really appreciate B&H fast/rapid service. I have been buying stuff online from them almost a 2 years and don't have any problem with the delivery.
    Date published: 2013-07-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great deal for the price. Got this lens after I realized the limited capabilities of the 18-55mm lens that came with my K-x. The only thing I've really used it for so far is sports photography - my friends' adult hockey league. Given that the lighting conditions are horrible and I'm shooting at ISO1600, the photos aren't the best (but really not too bad), but the lens performs pretty well under those bad conditions. The only thing I can say is that at max telephoto, the images are a little soft, but that could be due to camera settings. I can't wait to see what it can do out in the natural sunlight at a more reasonable ISO.
    Date published: 2010-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice in Good Lighting, but Loud I have this as my main daytime lens on my Pentax K-S2. This glass is really beautiful in bright conditions. It maintains good focus even up to 200mm, and looks crisp and detailed through the entire zoom range. My only gripes are, the focus motor is *not* quiet at all, and the f/3.5 aperture is pretty bad in low light. When focusing, a loud mechanical *whurrrrrr* can be heard. It's not the end of the world, but it's hard to forget about. And as you zoom, the best aperture it can muster bumps up to f/4.5, or even f/5.something. If you plan on getting this lens, I would also have something else in your bag for when the sun goes down.
    Date published: 2016-04-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too slow for my taste, pictures are okay I tried this lens out in the hopes that it would be a good all around lens for traveling with. After only a couple of outings with it I am returning it. It's not that it takes terrible photos or anything because it does have good output quality for what it is, but I found the focus speed of this lens to be unbearable. Way too slow. I do a lot of traveling and often encounter shots that I have to frame in very quickly, get focused, and shoot to get that perfect picture. Just traveling around town with this lens it would consistently have trouble focusing and when it did it took forever, often missing the right moment in the shot.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around lens This is an excellent lens to replace the stock 18-55 lens I got with my Pentax K-x. The stock lens just didn't provide enough zoom and I didn't want to carry around another lens as I'm just a beginner. The Tamron 18-200mm lens gives me the best of both worlds. Only things stopping it from getting 5 stars is it's noticeably heavier and bulkier than the stock lens, but I guess that's to be expected with the much improved zoom. Also it takes a bit of time to focus and take the picture at the extreme end of the zoom and the picture can be a bit fuzzy if you aren't extremely stable with it. Other than that, I highly recommend this lens especially for the great price!
    Date published: 2010-10-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great All Around Lens I bought this for a planned vacation. Up to this point I had the two lenses which came with my Pentax K-R the 18-50 and 50-200. I normally used the closer range but wanted the ability to have the longer zoom on my trip without having to carry my camera bag and extra lense while away from my hotel. This lens fit the bill and worked perfectly. The lens worked very well with the autofocus built into the camera. I got amazing sharp pictures using this lens. From this point forward it is my all around multi-purpose lens. I don't have any reason to use the other lenses. And I have shown this off to friends and family and recommended to them that they invest in this lens.
    Date published: 2012-07-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens for the money I purchased this lens because I was getting tired of having to change lenses (as opposed to changing camera bodies) while doing event photography, going back and forth between a wide-angle zoom and a telephoto. So far I have been absolutely impressed with it, to the point that it has become my default lens (although I still use my Sigma f/2.8 18-50mm zoom at times). It is excellent for macro photography and has great depth of field. There is a somewhat minor problem with lens creep, but careful use can prevent this issue. The lens is also somewhat heavy, to the point that it makes a Pentax K-x rather front-heavy, but it's perfect on my K20D body. Unfortunately, this lens is not great for low light photography, especially at longer focal lengths, but its versatility in other applications outweighs this drawback. You're really not going to find a better lens of this type for the money.
    Date published: 2011-03-09
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    Would all the features IE: auto focus and light metering ETC work with this lens on my Pentax K-5?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Lens will be fully compatible with the Pentax K5 DSLR as well as other Pentax K DSLRs.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Perhaps a silly question... Can this lens can be manually focused? I am considering it for a Pentax K-50.
    Asked by: Bob N.
    Yes, it can - it has a manual focusing ring. However, you'll have to switch off any autofocus system on the camera first (it doesn't have the automatic override function...)
    Answered by: Daniel B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    will this lens work on the new Pentax K3.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Tamron 18-200mm lens for Pentax is compatible with the Pentax K3.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Why does this lens not have IS? Will that effect images and is this compatible with Canon Rebel. Thanks!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This version of the Tamron 18-200mm lens is not compatible with Canon cameras. It is designed for use with Pentax cameras. For a Canon digital Rebel, you would need the version of this lens for Canon (B&H # TA1820035CAF). Tamron doesnt include image stabilization in this lens. I would think that would be due to the price point. You will simply need to use faster shutter speeds when shooting hand held.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    I see a lens lock but one reviewer says it doesn't have one. Is there a zoom lock to prevent lens creep?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, there is a lock, but it only locks at 18 mm.
    Answered by: Justin S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Will this lens fit a Pentax K200D,? and will auto focus work ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, and yes. All Pentax-mount autofocus lenses work with all pentax mount bodies, with a few rare vintage exceptions. Pentax has used the same mount for decades. ANy current lens made for Pentax will work with any Pentax digital body.
    Answered by: Justin B.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Does this focus correctly on a K-x?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I have a K3 and a K50. It focuses nicely on both. It is more quiet than my Pentax 55-300.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Do you ship to the Philippines?Thanks
    Asked by: Anonymous
    B&H does ship internationally, and ship the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens to the Philippines. Shipping times would depend on the shipping method that you chose. If you add the item to your cart, on the right hand side of the page there is a shipping calculator. Once you enter in the country of destination, the various shipping options, along with their respective costs and shipping times, will be revealed.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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