Tamron Lens Review
Commack, New York ― Tamron has introduced an exciting new lens, the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011). The 18-200mm is a high-power all-in-one zoom lens designed for the Sony mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera series. Tamron brings 19 years of high-power zoom lens development technologies to the lens.
With the 18-200mm Di III VC, Tamron has created a high-power all-in-one zoom lens that is compact and lightweight, featuring a 62mm filter and weighing only 16.2 oz., while at the same time delivering superlative image quality. This compact size lets you shoot across an extended range – from wide-angle to full telephoto – with just one lens. The focal length coverage is 18-200mm. Converted to the coverage of the 35mm format, this is equivalent to a range of 27mm wide-angle up to 300mm full telephoto. This allows the you to easily take wide-angle shots of landscapes and powerful telephoto images that enlarge the details of distant subjects—all with one lens. In addition, by setting the lens at the telephoto end (200mm) and moving in to the minimum focus distance of 19.6″, flower petals, jewelry and other small objects can be shot as close-ups.
Compact and lightweight
Built-in stabilization enables easy handheld shooting. The lens is equipped with Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation), and its light weight and compact size makes the lens easy to use for handheld shooting of sharp images with no camera shake over a wide range of settings, from everyday snapshots to memorable travel scenes.
The AF drive has a stepping motor that is optimal for the Contrast-detection AF system employed by Sony’s mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. This also gives the drive a quieter operation, which is ideal for shooting video with audio. The metallic lens barrel is available in black and silver.
VC (Vibration Compensation)
Tamron’s VC provides a stable viewfinder image with excellent tracking performance that eliminates the blur from handheld shots for cleaner, crisper shots. In addition, improvements to software and other elements of the VC mechanism used in the 18-200mm Di III VC have made the mechanism even quieter.