Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS

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

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

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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 (e.g. 1D series), 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 Canon Digital EOS
  • 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 Canon EF-S
    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) 5.2 x 4.2 x 4.2"

    Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Reviews

    18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 225.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens, a bit slow on AF I take stock photos (mostly food and tabletop) as well as portrait photos with a 60D and this is a really solid lens with a huge zoom range. I've used the canon version of this lens and the image quailty in my opinion is on par but it is not as fast on the autofocus and not great in low-light (not that the canon is great in low light either). Also, I would note that the motor on this lens is a bit louder than a typical lens when focusing so keep that in mind if you need to be totally silent in your shooting. Also - you have to appreciate the warranty tamron provides for their lenses - best in the industry.
    Date published: 2014-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect lens for the money I wanted a lens where I wouldn't have to keep changing lenses for different focal lengths. This lens works out perfectly for my needs. I use it for landscape and studio work. Many have mentioned lens creep. I have not had a problem with mine, and it also has a lens lock in the 18mm position. I have gotten sharp focus and great color with this lens, though it is a bit slow focusing in low light, but it is not an L series or a Ultrasonic, if you need a fast focusing lens then get one of those. As for me, a fast focus is not something I need. I use it with my Canon Digital Rebel XTi, and it feels like a whole new camera with this lens attached.
    Date published: 2009-06-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all around lense. Pros: Needed a quick replacement lense without breaking the bank, and after reading numerous other reviews, picked the 18-200 f3.5/6.3. General focus seems pretty fast for most situations. Focal lenth is very nice. Doesn't seem to weight any more than some of my other smaller Canon zoom lenses. But if you aren't use to heavier well made lenses, it might seem heavy. Haven't noticed any lense creep some speak of. Cons: Noticed what seemed to be a focus dead spot somewhere around 80mm ish. Was simi frustrating but easy to work around. Doesn't focus well even use multi-zone under lower lighting. Not a big fan of plastic connections vs. metal rings.
    Date published: 2009-08-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Very Nice Lens I needed a lens that I could leave on the camera most of the time...instead of constantly changing lenses. I put this lens on my camera when I got it about 3 weeks ago and have not taken it off since. I really like the image quality and I also like the look of the lens, the lock is an added plus. I guess the only thing I don't like about this lens is that it sometimes (mostly low light) takes too long to focus and I miss a picture that I wanted. If I had the money...there is no doubt I would have gone with a Canon, but for the price this is a very needed and appreciated addition to my camera. I am a semi-professional photographer.
    Date published: 2009-10-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buy it if soft focus sounds good to you Simply not a lense anyone serious about photography would want to own. My first lense other than Nikkor and possibly my last. I bought it as a knock about lense when shooting things that aren't important enough to bring out a heavier, more professional lense. After viewing the results, I'd rather put up with the additional weight of a higher quality lense - at least the results would be worth looking at later. Granted it is a relatively inexpensive lense, but the soft images throughout its aperture range, along with lense creep, make it something to avoid IMHO. Do yourself a favor, save up for a decent lense. You'll be glad you did.
    Date published: 2009-01-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens, but better options available I have owned this lens for over 2 years now, and it has been my primary lens for that entire time, thanks to its versatile range. However, I just replaced it with the new Tamron 28-300 VC and the difference is worth every penny for me. Having the Vibration Compensation allows me to make photos under circumstances the 18-200 would not allow. If you only shoot in daylight or with strong lighting, this lens is a very good value. Otherwise I think it's worthwhile to make the jump to the VC lens.
    Date published: 2008-05-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Love It Photography is a hobby of mine, but I've recently been asked to shoot a wedding for a friend. I purchased this lens hoping it will remove the need for me to change out lenses during the shoot. I've used it around the house and out a little bit. I love it. It has enough zoom to close in on things at a distance and you can use it close up too. I think this will fast become my favorite lens. My only even remotely negative about it is that the lens turns the opposite direction as my others to zoom. Not really a negative, just takes a little getting use to.
    Date published: 2014-02-24
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Have been spoilt Bought this because i dropped my canon lens just before going to disney land, I have expensive lenses that i didn't want to take so opted for this, i have had tamron before and loved them, but i think i have been spoilt by using my other lenses that have IS on them. For a beginner it would be a great lens for my kind of shooting i like to walk and take the photos whilst moving just quick journalist type photos. i was doing a lot with this lens, on the camera they looked ok (ish) but once i put them onto my computer a lot were blurred most were not as sharp as i needed them to be. the ones i took when i was still were good.
    Date published: 2013-03-14
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    Hi ! Is this lense is compatible with my EOS 100D ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS is fully compatible for use on the Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1) DSLR camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Is this lens compatible with an EOS 50D?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I used it on my 20D without any issue! They both use the same EF/EF-S lens mount. Reasonable performance for a value price. Very versatile.
    Answered by: Joseph M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Hi is this lens compatible with a Canon 60d? Thanks.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Canon is fully compatible with the Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera.The Tamron Zoom Super Wide Angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens for Canon is compatible with ALL Canon EOS cameras that use the smaller 1.6x APS-C cropped sensor, and which are compatible with Canon EF-S lenses (which have the white square on the lens mount).
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Hi, Is tis lense is compatible with my EOS 100D ?
    Asked by: Mi J.
    Yes, the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS is fully compatible for use on the Canon EOS 100D (EOS Rebel SL1) DSLR camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Is this lens compatible with a canon EOS Rebel T5?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS would be fully compatible for use with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T5 DSLR camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Will this lens work with the Cannon T5i?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 is compatible with the Canon EOS Rebel T5i.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    Is this compatible with the Canon 6D body?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD is compatible with the Canon 6D.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

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    This lens would work with my Canon T3, correct?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital EOS is fully comaptible with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3i DSLR Camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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