Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Nikon F (DX) mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Weather Sealed
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 22x
| 400mm reach great for Wildlife Photography
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC is compatible with cameras that have Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (DX) lenses are Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600.
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC is also available in Canon EF-S mount.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC has a maximum diameter of 79mm and total length of 124mm when not extended . It weighs 710g / 25.0 oz.
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC has a filter thread of 72mm.
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC has a focal range of 18-400mm and 22.2X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-600mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC with a weather sealed camera body such as Nikon D7500, Nikon D500 and Nikon D7200.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 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 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 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 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.34x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.34x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 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 400mm .
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- Low dispersion
- hybrid aspherical elements
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 VC is available in Black color.
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