Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Superzoom Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with E Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Tamron 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Di III VC lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 11x
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC is compatible with cameras that have a Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A6700, Sony FX30 and Sony ZV-E10.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC has a maximum diameter of 68mm and total length of 97mm when not extended. It weighs 460g / 16.2 oz.
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC has a filter thread of 62mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC:
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC has a focal range of 18-200mm and 11.1X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-300mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.27x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.27x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Superzoom Zoom type Sony E mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 18mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f40 at 200mm .
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 13 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- Two LD elements
- three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses
- one XR (Extra
Refractive Index) glass element
- one Hybrid Aspherical Lens.
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 III VC is available in Black and Silver color.
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