Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC announced (pre-order available)

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Announced (pre-order Available)

Today Tamron officially announced the Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens, available August 20. There is a dedicated microsite for the new Tamron 18-200mm. Price not yet defined. The new Tamron 18-200mm can be pre-ordered at $249,99: Adorama or B&H Photo.

Tamron press release:

New Tamron 18-200mm zoom is the lightest in the world

High-performance lens features VC image stabilization, improved AF and weighs just 400g (14.1 oz.)

18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018)

August 6, 2015, Saitama City, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, today announces the introduction of a new high-performance lens that zooms from 18 to 200mm for APS-C DSLR cameras.

The new 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Model B018) is the successor to AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A14), which has been one of Tamron’s best-selling lenses since its introduction 10 years ago. The new 18-200mm VC uses the most modern optical and mechanical design to achieve compactness and high performance. Incorporating image stabilization, the 18-200mm VC delivers superior image quality and is the lightest zoom in its class. Tamron made full use of its long experience and expertise as a pioneering force in high-power zoom lenses to create an optimal all-in-one™ lens that opens up new photographic possibilities to all DSLR camera users.

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC

No need to change lenses—shoot in a wide variety of settings, from true wideangle to telephoto, with a single lens

  • A zoom range of 18 to 200mm (35mm equivalent: 28-310mm) means there is no need to change lenses even when switching from wideangle shots in tight places to long telephoto shots of distant objects. Ideal for everything from large groups photos, family pictures, portraits, scenery, animals and school events—even for close-up shots (less than 0.5m / 19.7 in.) of food.

Greater portability at a weight of just 400g (14.1 oz.)—the lightest lens in its class

  • Covers the focal length range of 18 to 200mm and features Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation)*2, but weighs a mere 400g (14.1 oz.). Tamron designed the 18-200mm VC to be as user-friendly as possible by emphasizing portability and convenience. Users will appreciate the incredible balance and comfortable feel of this lens—even when used with the newest APS-C DSLR cameras.

Features VC and AF, providing valuable support for DSLR camera novices

  • Camera vibration is magnified in telephoto shots and when a slow shutter speed is used because of dim lighting. Even beginners can take great photos at long distances, at night, and indoors—and avoid camera shake—thanks to Tamron’s acclaimed VC mechanism. By incorporating a newly designed autofocus drive module with optimal DC motor-gear train integration, the 18-200mm VC also focuses much more quickly and quietly than models with conventional DC motors.

Delivers enhanced imaging performance in a lightweight package

  • Featuring 16 elements in 14 groups, the 18-200mm VC uses an LD (Low Dispersion) lens element to minimize chromatic aberrations. Although light and compact with VC, Tamron’s new offering also delivers amazing overall optical performance for an all-purpose lens. A circular, seven-blade aperture diaphragm maintains an almost perfectly round shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture, providing desirable and beautiful bokeh with point light sources blurring into naturally rounded shapes.

Works great as an easy-to-use lens for day-to-day use

  • For added dependability and longer life, Tamron’s new lens features moisture-resistant construction that helps prevent damage caused by accidental exposure to wetness. The lens also comes with a Zoom Lock feature to prevent unwanted barrel extension when users carry their lens and camera body combinations with the lens pointed toward the ground.
Model B018
Focal Length 18-200mm
Maximum Aperture F/3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 75°33′ ~7°59′
Optical Construction 16 elements in 14 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.49m/19.3 in. (at 180mm)~0.77m/30.3 in. (at 35mm)
[at f=18, 200mm: 0.5m /19.7 in.]
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:4 (at f=200mm: MOD 0.5m)
Filter Size Φ62mm
Maximum Diameter Φ75mm
Length* for Canon 96.6mm (3.8 in.)**
for Nikon 94.1mm (3.7 in.)**
Weight 400g (14.1 oz.)**
Aperture Blades 7(circular diaphragm)*3
Minimum Aperture F/22-40
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony
  • Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.
  • * Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
  • ** Length and weight are based on figures for the Canon and the Nikon-mount lens.
  • *3 The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens for Canon EOS M Announced and Available For Pre-Order

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens for Canon EOS M

Tamron officially announced their 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Canon EOS M system. The first third party auto-focus lens for EOS M (price & specs). And the second new EOS M lens in one week! The other lens is Canon’s own EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens. The Tamron will start to ship June 26 and will sell for $499.

The Tamron comes in 2 color variations, black, and silver, and can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo:

  • Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II  lens for Canon EF-M mount – Black (B&H Photo | Adorama)
  • Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II  lens for Canon EF-M mount – Silver  (B&H Photo | Adorama)

Specs:

  • Canon EF-M Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3 to f/22-40
  • 29-320mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Low-Dispersion and Aspherical Elements
  • Extra-Refractive Elements
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Stepping-Motor AF Drive
  • Internal Focusing
  • Macro-Like Capabilities
  • Filter Size: 62mm

 Tamron press release after the break.

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Tamron Set To Announce 18-200mm Di III VC Zoom Lens With Native EF-M Mount (EOS M)

Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC

Who say’s the EOS M is dead? Another zoom lens is coming soon.

Digicame-Info (translated) just broke the news. Tamron is going to announce a super-zoom with native EF-M mount for the Canon EOS M system (price & specs), the image stabilised Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC. According to the reported rumor the lens should be announced tomorrow, June 19. Color is black and silver.

Tamron has a 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Sony E-Mount. Possibly the 18-200mm that Tamron is supposed to announce tomorrow has similar specifications.

Yesterday Canon announced the EF-M 55-200mm IS STM, a few days after Tamron is going to announce their own telephoto zoom with native EF-M mount. Good times for EOS M users :-)

 

Canon Deals of the Day: Refurbished EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, EOS 6D

Canon EF 24-105mm
Adorama on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has refurbished Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses on sale for $279.99 (click here). Refurbished by Canon, 90 days warranty, free shipping. Compare at $699.

Top rated plus eBay seller getitdigital (>43000 ratings, 99.4% positive) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,868 (click here). USA model & warranty, free shipping. Compare at $3499. Same seller getitdigital has the Canon EO 6D for $1,666.03 (click here). Free shipping, USA model & warranty.

Great Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS deal: get the lens on Amazon for just $719.99 (click here), compare at $1149.

eBay seller Bigvalueinc (98.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,664.85 (click here). Free shipping.

eBay seller 6ave (99.5% positive ratings) has the EOS 6D for $1,702.69 (click here). The bonus items are: 2 replacement batteries, a compact charger, a case, and a pretty useless no-name 32GB memory card

Canon Rebel T3i Kit (2 lenses + printer, $597) and Refurbished EF-S 18-200mm IS ($329)

Rebel T3i

Adorama has a Canon Rebel T3i kit on sale. After $400 mail-in rebate you will pay $597 for

  • Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • EF-S 55-250mm lens
  • Canon Pixma Pro-100 and Canon photo paper.

To get the kit for $597 clickBuy together and save” and select the package with the 55-250mm & Pixma Pro-100 & the photo paper (scroll down the list).

Adorama also has refubrished Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lenses bundled with a $50 Adorama gift card for $329 (click here)

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