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

(Model B018)

One lens brings all of life’s treasures into focus.

Experience the World’s lightest 18-200mm class lens.

Covering focal lengths from 18 to 200mm, this compact zoom can take great shots in a myriad of situations.

Tamron introduces a lens made for capturing everyday life and special occasions with a smile. The 18-200mm VC is the culmination of our persistent efforts to perfect the high-power zoom lens category since 1992.

This innovative lens is lightweight, high quality and ideal as a beginner’s first interchangeable lens — or a casual user’s only lens.

Key Features

Frame shots instantly — no need to change lenses.

Covers the zoom range you need for everyday shots, providing the flexibility to take group photos in tight spaces or make distant subjects appear closer—all with just one lens.

Top: Focal length:200mm Exposure:F/11 1/60sec ISO100 ©Thomas Kettner
Bottom: Focal length:18mm Exposure:F/6.3 1/160sec ISO400 ©Thomas Kettner

World’s lightest in the 18-200mm class (400g / 14.1 oz.)

•Advanced mechanical design incorporates high durability engineering resin
•Incredible balance and comfortable feel—even with small and light APS-C DSLRs

New high-performance AF drive module.

A newly designed autofocus drive module with optimal DC motor-gear train integration makes AF faster, quieter and more precise.

•Newly designed autofocus drive module with optimal DC motor-gear train integration focuses faster
•Easier to capture fast-moving subjects with speed and accuracy
•Quieter-less drive noise than lenses using conventional DC motors
•Great companion for recitals and other quiet situations

Focal length: 65mm Exposure:F/8 1/640sec ISO400 ©Thomas Kettner

Focal length: 75mm Exposure: F/5.6 1/4 sec ISO400

VC (Vibration Compensation) for sharp handheld shooting.

Features VC, Tamron’s acclaimed Vibration Compensation mechanism

•Makes precise, optimal corrections that counteract camera movement
•Drastically reduces sharpness-robbing vibrations

With Tamron’s proprietary image stabilization mechanism, users can snap excellent, shake-free photos indoors, at night, and in other low-light conditions.

A moisture-resistant construction for shooting outdoors

Helps protect the lens when used outdoors even in inclement weather (Not intended to be used underwater or in heavy rain)

Moisture-resistant construction

Focal length: 130mm Exposure: F/8 1/250 sec ISO400

Fantastic round blurring effects with a circular diaphragm

•Maintains almost perfectly round shape even at two stops down from its maximum aperture
•Provides desirable and beautiful bokeh with point light sources blurring into naturally rounded shapes

What sets this all-in-one™, high-power zoom lens apart

This new lens lets you experiment with a broad range of crops and composition.

•You’ll be amazed by the creative options at your fingertips
•Change composition without moving or changing lenses to shoot close-ups, groups or distant objects


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.]
Max. Magnification Ratio 1:4 (at f=200mm: MOD 0.5m)
Filter Size Φ62mm
Maximum Diameter Φ75mm
Length*1 for Canon: 96.6mm (3.8 in.)*
for Nikon: 94.1mm (3.7 in.)*
Weight 400g (14.1 oz.)*
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)*2
Minimum Aperture F/22-40
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony*3

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

*Length and weight are based on figures for the Canon and Nikon-mount lens.
*1 Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
*2 The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
*3 The Sony mount version does not include VC because Sony DSLR bodies incorporate built-in image stabilization.

Release Date
For Nikon, Canon: August 20, 2015*
For Sony: December 24, 2015*
* Date of launch in Japan


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