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Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Lens for Nikon

by Tamron
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)


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Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Lens for Nikon + Hama Economy UV Filter 62mm + Hama Circular Polarizer Filter 62mm
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 7.4 x 8.4 cm ; 404 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 5579
  • ASIN: B0007XD4LM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 Jan 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

Product Description

Tamron objected. 18-200 f / 3, 5-6, 3 x nikon ta14nii, ld low dispers


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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
329 of 336 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. T. White TOP 500 REVIEWER
Style Name:For Canon
I happen to have this as well as its rival, the Canon 18-200. So please bear that in mind when assessing my review. Secondly, please ignore the (inevitable) forthcoming two thumbs down as I happen to have a complete i--ot, who trolls all of my reviews. In fact, he who always thumbs my reviews down has written more in the comments section of my reviews than anything else on the whole of Amazon, which should say something to you about how much worth you should give to his thumbs down to my review. And now, my review which I hope most of you will appreciate. :-)

Is this a great lens? No. Is this a reasonably good lens at a fantastic price? Yes.

Selling at almost a third of its Canon equivalent, its quality is respectably about 2/3 of the more expensive lens. So on pure price to performance ratio, the Tamron is a winning budget lens and deserves serious consideration mainly if price is an issue to you. Note too that second hand values are strong - whichever lens you choose. So it definitely is worthwhile trying the Tamron first to assess its quality for yourself. Otherwise if you can comfortably afford the Canon, buy that instead - as there are definite differences in overall output quality which, frankly, are noticeable at times.

This Tamron's build quality is first rate, and apart from the fact that it's a not particularly heavy lens, you'd be hard pressed to tell that this is a budget zoom at all. Yet when it comes to output on my Eos 40D, the said differences between the lenses become apparent. In particular, compared to its far more expensive rival, there are two areas where overall quality is compromised: Colour reproduction and sharpness. Colours are restrained at best and otherwise somewhat lifeless.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Purely amazing professional quality lens 18 Aug 2011
Style Name:For Nikon
This lens fascinated me. I read the reviews online and bought the product due to its low price. From the reviews that i had read, i expected the lens to be of lower quality build, lower functionality after a certain focal length, and overall just an ok lens. However, as soon as i lifted it out of the box my assumptions were proved wrong. The quality of build was amazing, and i soon decided that the build quality of this lens is actually better than the NIKKOR lens that I already had. The zoom range is very very high quality and doesn't become blurred after a certain length. The only thing i would say is a con is that it makes my camera from heavy, even with a battery grip, but you can only really tell when you try to stand it up and it falls forward.... but most of the time its either on a tripod, around my neck/back or in its bag. Overall I love this lens and this it is superb quality for its price... forget the price... this is an amazing lens and takes great photographs. Also, i love the included lens hood, and i especially love how fast the autofocus works, although it is a bit loud... but you can even control the focus in autofocus mode without breaking it, as the motor is strong but flexible in how tight it holds the focus. The button to stop the lens extending when not in use is a very clever one, and all this adds up to one conclusion to me. I won't tell you what it is but ill say it has replaced all my lenses and makes me very very happy. Have a guess what I think!
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
By JMW
Style Name:For Nikon|Verified Purchase
I bought this lens on Amazon.co.uk in February 2012, excellent service, arrived a couple of days early in perfect condition. Lens quality considering the range (18 - 200) makes it the perfect lens to keep on the camera full time just changing to a longer lens for distant landscapes or objects. My Nikon is 6 years old now so not the fastest but was still able to get pictures of birds in flight at Exmoor Falconry with good definition on the feathers thanks to an excellent automatic focus. Strongly recommend for the point and shoot amateur (which I am). I looked at the Nikon lens in the range that this Tamron covers but the prices were 3 to 4 times the price of this lens, the difference in cost doesn't seem to be good value for hard earned money.
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars TAM AF18-200 25 Feb 2007
Style Name:For Canon
This is a very good beginners lens, especially if you are into architecture, still life or portrait photography. It is very wide angled and does only distort the image at the sides slightly, where as some other wide angle lenses distort straight lines more. If you are using it about 70mm then you will notice a large drop in quality and to use it fully out is not really worth it. I have found that this lens peaks at about 35mm, but is still very good all the way from 18mm up to about 70mm and you shouldn't notice much difference in quality using it in this range. I still use this lens now and am very happy with it. I would however advise a faster focusing lens if you are only using it for fast moving objects.
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142 of 152 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value 12 Mar 2011
By Simon
Style Name:For Canon
This lens has had some very mixed reviews, it's a toss up between this and the similar range Sigma as to which is best. Some reviews favour one, some the other.
I decided on this because I've had Tamron lenses before (many years ago) and always found them to be high quality.
I'm very glad I did buy this one!
The lens is not perfect, but for the price it's damn close.
Wide open it's fairly soft at most magnifications, but close it down a stop or two, and the story is very different. Everything seems to sharpen up a huge amount, it then becomes a very capable lens. The colour saturation is spot on, natural and accurate.
Barrel distortion at the wide end is more than acceptable; pincushion at longer settings is also well controlled. Contrast is strong and edge definition is surprisingly good for a lens of this type. Chromatic aberrations are evident, but only in high contrast detail where most lenses exhibit these. They are no worse than on the 18-55 Canon lens I also use.
The construction may be mainly plastic but it handles and feels like a quality, well made product. The zoom ring operates smoothly and evenly, as does the manual focus ring. The overall build feels solid, well designed and durable.
Having one lens that covers such a large range of focal lengths is remarkably convenient. for trips, holidays etc it's the ideal "walk round lens" Not having to fumble around changing lenses means your less likely to miss that shot when the moment presents itself.
All lenses of this type are a compromise between convenience and quality, but I would rather catch the shot and sacrifice some quality in absolute terms, than miss the shot altogether!
For the cost, just over 150, this thing is a steal.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good lens
Satisfied with the lens. Best for a basic user like me. Can be used for expert kinda photography. Some asked a question that if it can used with a d3100. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Priyesh Tewari
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall seems ok but barrel distortion on 18mm
I am not an expert photographer but I can distinguish a top notch quality from a decent one, and this lens is the latter. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars WELL PLEASED WITH TAMRON AF 18-200 F3-5 .5-6-3 XR DI II ASPHERICAL...
SINCE I RECIEVED THE LENS THE WEATHER HAS NOT BEEN KIND BUT THE FEW TIMES I HAVE BEEN, I COULD
NOT BE MORE PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS CAN,T WAIT FOR THE GOOD WEATHER PHIL R
Published 15 days ago by william robson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money
When purchasing a Nikon dslr thought I only had to purchase Nikon accessories but no, I tried this tame on macro lens.....it was really good considering the price I paid for it
Published 15 days ago by Lucky Begum
5.0 out of 5 stars best buy ever
Better then the original for Nicon 3100 and saves you because it is a third of the price. it has a metal ring to connect, and was great to use on holidays on safari and did the... Read more
Published 22 days ago by derek
5.0 out of 5 stars A total revelation in one lens!
It must be testament to your feedback systems, that I took best advice from reviews of your customers who had actually bought and used this amazing item. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Duncan ` McFarlane
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
Product is really good, works perfects with my Nikon D3100, We have used this during our recent holidays and photos seems to be great. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Vishal Ambasana
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper than a canon lens
Arrived well packed.
For beginner works well and saves carrying two other lenses.
Clear photos so far even in low light.
Published 1 month ago by Longhairedpete
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good budget lens
I have a Nikon D3200 and having the standard 18-55mm lens I then bought a Nikon 55-300mm because of the greater telephoto range. Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Draper
5.0 out of 5 stars Zoom lens
Excellent product. I do a lot of landscape and wildlife photography. For catching wildlife on the move, or low flying aircraft, it is ideal.
Published 1 month ago by LR1TEN
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