Tamron has officially announced the world’s lightest superzoom lens in the body of the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC, which will be released soon for Canon, Nikon, and Sony APS-C cameras.
Roughly 10 years have passed since Tamron introduced the AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro lens. One could say that it is about time to be replaced by a newer model. Well, it finally happened as the company has unveiled a follow-up to this superzoom lens.
The name of the new product is Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens and it has been designed for Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras with APS-C image sensors. The optic will become available in the near future as the world’s lightest lens in its category.
Tamron officially unveils world’s lightest all-round zoom lens
One of the best-selling optics in Tamron’s history has been succeeded by a newer, better product. The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens comes with improved image quality and design to allow photographers to use only one lens during their vacation or travels.
The new model employs Vibration Compensation technology, which is the company’s own image stabilization system. It will prove its usefulness in low-light conditions and at telephoto focal lengths.
The product is said to be good at everything from close-up portraits to landscape photography. Its minimum focusing distance stands at 50 centimeters, while its weight of only 400 grams means that the product will not become a burden during a long day of shooting.
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens to be released this August
Tamron’s latest lens includes 16 elements divided in 14 groups with a Low Dispersion element to reduce chromatic aberration. This product also comes packed with a 7-blade aperture that will offer beautiful, rounded bokeh.
The new Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens employs new autofocus motor that will provide quick and silent autofocusing. Although it is not fully-weathersealed, the optic does have some sort of sealing that will make it resistant to moisture.
Since it has been designed for cameras with APS-C sensors, the lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28-310mm when mounted on such shooters.
It will be released for Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts, but the latter will not have built-in VC technology. The Canon and Nikon versions will be released by the end of August, while the Sony version will come out at a later date. Pricing details in the US are currently unknown, so stay tuned to find them out!