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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


All-in-one zoom designed for the Sony NEX (E-mount) series

December 8, 2011, Commack, New York - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the introduction of an exciting new lens, the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III[2] VC (Model B011). The new high-power all-in-one zoom lens is designed for the Sony NEX (E-mount) series of interchangeable-lens, lightweight and compact digital cameras. Tamron, the zoom lens pioneer, brings 19 years of high-power zoom lens development technologies to this new product. The lens will begin shipping in the U.S. December 15, 2011.

With the 18-200mm Di III VC (Model B011), Tamron has created a high-power all-in-one zoom lens that is compact and lightweight, featuring a 62mm filter and weighing only 16.2 oz., while at the same time delivering superlative image quality. This compact size lets users easily shoot across an extended range - from wide-angle to full telephoto - with just one lens. The focal length coverage is 18-200mm. Converted to the coverage of the 35mm format, this is equivalent to a range of 27mm wide-angle up to 300mm full telephoto[3]. This allows the user to easily take wide-angle shots of expansive landscapes and powerful telephoto images that enlarge the details of distant subjects-all with one lens. In addition, by setting the lens at the telephoto end (200mm) and moving in to the minimum focus distance of 19.6", flower petals, jewelry and other small objects can be shot as expanded close-ups.

[1] "Mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras" are also known as "Compact System Cameras" or "ILC" (Interchangeable Lens Cameras)
[2] Di III (Digitally integrated design): A designation Tamron gives to lenses engineered specifically for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with no internal mirror box or pentaprism, adopting an optical design that matches the characteristics of the digital camera. (Note: These lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras with built-in mirror box or conventional 35mm film SLR cameras).
[3] The angle of view is calculated based on the latest image sensor size of Sony's NEX series. As the NEX-series cameras (NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-5, NEX-5N as of November 24, 2011) have an image sensor equivalent in size to APS-C sensors, the angle of view is 27-300mm when converted to 35mm format. The angle of view of the lens when used for video on the Sony digital HD video camera recorder NEX-VG10 is 32.4 - 360mm when converted to the 35mm format.

Product Features

Compact and Lightweight
The high-power 18-200mm all-in-one lens is a lightweight and compact zoom weighing 16.2oz. with a 62mm filter, designed for exclusive use on the E-mount lens system on Sony's NEX series mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras.


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