- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 15.2 x 17.8 cm ; 399 g
- Shipping Weight: 581 g
- Item model number: A14-N
- ASIN: B0015U95SW
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Feb. 2 2012
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,031 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon Digital SLR (Model A14NII)
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- Built in motor for use on the new Nikon Cameras
- Includes lens hood
- 6 year Tamron Warranty
- Zoom lock, 62mm filter size
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The AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II is a high power zoom lens made for exclusive use with digital SLR cameras. The lens inherits the qualities and concepts of the existing AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di. It covers a powerful zoom range that is the 35mm film camera equivalent to a 28-300mm* on a digital SLR camera with a APS-C size imager. The lens provides the convenience of handling many photographic scenes and the capability of shooting ultra wide-angle to ultra telephoto shots without changing lenses. Tamron uses three hybrid aspherical lens elements and two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements to achieve effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor that enhances the optical quality of digital photography. Systematic countermeasures against ghosting and flare, annoying factors in digital photography, are also adopted with new technologies such as “Internal Surface coatings” and new multiple-layered coating technology for ordinary elements. In addition, the Minimum Focus Distance is 45cm (17.7") so you will be able to enjoy close-up (macro) photography of 1:3.7 at a 200mm setting. Di II Lenses - Designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with smaller-size imagers and inherit all of the benefits of the Di products. These lenses are not designed for conventional cameras and digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm. Key Features: Lightweight and Compact Design for Excellent Potability Flower-shaped Lens Hood Internal Surface Coating to Reduce Ghosting and Flare Dedicated for Digital SLR Cameras Optical System Uses Special Glass and is Optimized for Digital SLR Characteristics in order to Enhance Optical Quality in a Compact De
From the Manufacturer
Tamron's original development of proprietary core technologies such as Aspherical element production, Multiple Cam Mechanism and Integrated Focus Cam design lend to the creation of the world's lightest, most compact 11x zoom lens made for digital SLR cameras.
Lenses are designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with smaller-size imagers and inherit all of the benefits of our Di products. These lenses are not designed for conventional cameras and digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm.
Extra Refractive Index Glass (XR)
Low Dispersion (LD)
Low dispersion (LD) glass elements in a lens help reduce chromatic aberration; the tendency of light of different colors to come to different points of focus at the image plane. Chromatic aberration reduces the sharpness of an image, but glass with an extremely lowdispersion index, has less of a tendency to separate (defract) a ray of light into a rainbow of colors. This characteristic allows the lens designer to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the center of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (towards the edges of the field) that often occurs at short focal lengths (the wide-angle end of the zoom range.)
Internal Focus (IF)
Internal focusing (IF) provides numerous practical benefits to photographers including a non-rotating front filter ring that facilitates the positioning of polarizing and graduated filters, and more predictable handling because the lens length does not change during focusing. Even more important, Tamron’s Internal Focusing (IF) system provides a much closer minimum focusing distance (MFD) throughout its entire focusing range. In addition, IF improves optical performance by minimizing illumination loss at the corners of the image field, and helps to suppress other aberrations that become more troublesome at different focusing positions.
Another original Tamron mechanical engineering concept is the Zoom Lock (ZL), a simple convenience feature that prevents undesired extension of the lens barrel when carrying the camera/lens unit on a neck strap.
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Searching around for a replacement....I have bought a 2nd identical to the 1st. There is nothing better for the price; if you are a truly professional photographer than probably you'd want something better - and be prepared to pay for it.
I'm an advanced amateur and I take the odd good pictures of moving animal such as horses, nature scenes and low-light environments and am quite comfortable to lump a tripod around with me and use 20s exposure times (see comments below). For extreme conditions I have three other lenses that get used rarely (10-20mm, f1.8 and 500mm telephoto). To claim this lens is 'Macro' is dubious in my opinion, though it does zoom and still focus close.
Negatives for the lens are it has a noisy autofocus - if you care; that does tend to 'hunt' for focus - can be overcome a little by increased use of "Spot" focus; that it isn't the best performance in terms of speed and it needs a good, long look at the scene to capture it - but hey: look-at-the-price.
Also the previous version of mine did tend to 'crash' my D80 body after hunting and the body would become non-functional until I took the battery out. Strangely this cleared in the past few months (was the auto-focus 'wearing in'?). The new lens I have purchased here on Amazon doesn't do this.
In summary this is an excellent lens for general use by me as an amateur and is the only lens I use for all but the most demanding applications.
Most recent customer reviews
very happy with this purchase. very good results with this lens.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
DX lens! zooming not very smooth. However, clear, easy operation and very versatile, good for the money spent!Published 16 days ago by alexis
Pictures quality is more than expected.. Even at f6.3 the picture is not that noisy. Best part is the range that it provides... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Gives me the flexibility of using just one lens on my camera. I find I need to use the lens lock, otherwise it extends when carrying it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BruceMc