Tamron announces new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 lens, the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens
posted Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:15 AM EDT
Tamron has announced “the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras.” The Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens covers a 27-600mm focal length range on Nikon DX cameras and 28.8-640mm on Canon DSLRs, giving it a 22.2x zoom ratio. Despite the very big zoom ratio, the lens remains quite light, weighing 1.56 pounds (710 grams) for the Canon version and 1.55 pounds (705 grams) for the Nikon mount.
The Tamron 18-400 zoom lens has 16 lens elements across 11 groups and a rounded, 7-blade diaphragm. Within its 16 elements, two are molded glass aspherical elements, one is a hybrid aspherical element and three are low dispersion elements. The 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 lens features Tamron’s High/Low torque Drive (HLD) motor for fast, precise autofocus performance and Vibration Compensation technology to reduce camera shake by up to 2.5 stops. The optic is also compatible with Tamron’s TAP-in console to update firmware and customize focus performance. Further, the lens has a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2.9, meaning it offers some tele-macro capabilities.
You can preorder the moisture-resistant ultra-telephoto zoom lens now for $649 through the links below. The lens is available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts and shipping is expected to begin in late July.