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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.

June 19, 2014,Commack, New York- Tamron USA, Inc. announced the price and delivery of the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III[2] VC for Canon mount (Model B011). This lightweight, compact high-power zoom lens, originally released for Sony mount in 2011, is designed for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with APS-C sized sensors and sports a stylish design and is available in two color options. It will be available in the U.S. starting June 26, 2014 at $499.

Product Highlights

  • This high-power, 18-200mm, lightweight and compact zoom lens weighing 16.2 ounces with a 62mm filter is designed for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. Equipped with Tamron’s acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation), the lens enables easy handheld shooting from 18mm wide angle to 200mm full telephoto.
  • Employing two (Low Dispersion) elements, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one XR (high refractive index) element, and one Hybrid Aspherical element, the lens delivers astounding image quality by reducing aberrations to a bare minimum.
  • The lens boasts a striking appearance worthy of mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera designs. The metallic lens barrel exterior is available in two colors: black and silver.
  • The lens also has a stepping motor adopted for the AF drive, a construction that accommodates Contrast-detection AF and shooting video. This feature also supports Direct Manual Focus (DMF) function, which allows the user to make fine manual adjustments after initially focusing by AF.

Specifications

Model B011
Max Format size APS-C (EF-M)
Focal length 18–200 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (4 stops claimed)
Lens mount Canon EF-M, Sony E (NEX)
Maximum aperture F/3.5 – F/6.3
Minimum aperture F/22.0 – F/40.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements / Groups 17 / 13 Minimum focus 0.50 m (19.69″)
Maximum magnification 0.27×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 460 g (1.01 lb)
Diameter 68 mm (2.68″)
Length 97 mm (3.82″)
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount
Colour Black, Silver
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 62 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code flower shaped hood
Tripod collar No
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