- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 10.9 x 10.7 cm ; 200 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 640 g
- Item model number: AF014NII-700
- ASIN: B0007XD4LM
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 Jan. 2007
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (352 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,451 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Lens for Nikon
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In use the lens is fine, the AF works well but is noisy compared with the Nikon 18-55. Focus speed is fine in decent light. I have used the lens for insects and for landscapes. Despite the name this is not a Macro lens, even at 200mm as close as you can focus, you need to crop a lot to fill a picture with a butterfly for example. Luckily it is a sharp lens and with 24mp I can do this. At 18mm this lens does show considerable distortion, with very noticeably curved sea horizons for example. Photoshops camera raw plugin can correct this as it has a profile for this one fairly old lens.
Overall I am happy given the low price and the quality is good enough for me to carry this as my standard zoom rather than the Nikon 18-55, and it has great flexibility when travelling, avoiding needing to lug a selection of lenses.
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.Read more ›
Good points are, it is compact, it focusses pretty well in most circumstances, it is fast and quiet to zoom and focus, it is lightweight and while not the most expensive construction I have seen, it seems well enough made. Like all Tamron lenses I have owned it comes with a hood included in the price.
The downside is exactly what you would expect on a lens of this range and price - at either end of range there are the expected issues with Chromatic Aberration and at some focal lengths the focus sharpness is not consistent all the way to the corner when images are blown-up.
My conclusion is that any large range zoom is a compromise and you know that before the purchase. If you need perfect professional results then this is not for you, but for the money I am very pleased with what this lens lets me do and the images captured.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing bargain. For this price I don't think there is a better zoom lens out there. 18-200 proved excellent for a range of photos, from street to nature photography.Published 4 months ago by ammo
I was really torn when I bought this lens. I didn't want to carry around two Canon lenses but I couldn't afford to buy a new all rounder from Canon. Read morePublished 4 months ago by KateRob
Great lense that can you can take group photos and really close up photos without changing the lense....not too heavy to carry either! Good value for money and would recommend!Published 4 months ago by robbo
Don't know how this lens compares with the big expensive boys, but if you keep an eye on your bank balance when buying lenses, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by arunningman
As others have said, the focusing mechanism on this lens is noisy, and maybe a little slow. Everything else about it is good though. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steve