With the versatility of this range, this lens should be an excellent option for travel photography and situations where keeping your gear to a minimum is advantageous.
The Vibration Compensation system in the lens is reported to provide 2.5 stops of correction which, while not as forgiving as the more advanced 5-stop system found in the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025), will still be helpful when shooting at the longer end of the zoom range.
The lens design is very compact at under 5 inches and weighs about 25 ounces (length and weight vary slightly between the Canon and Nikon models, see full specs below). It also features styling and ergonomics in line with newer Tamron “G2” lenses that have been introduced in the last two years.
Availability is expected in July at an estimated street price of $649. View the new lens on the Tamron USA site: http://www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/b028.html.
Specifications: Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
Angle of View (diagonal)
: 75°33′ – 4° (for APS-C format)
:16 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Object Distance
:17.7 in (0.45m)
Maximum Magnification Ratio
: for Canon 4.9 in (123.9mm)
: for Nikon 4.8 in (121.4mm)
: for Canon 25 oz (710g)
: for Nikon24.9 oz (705g)
: 7 (circular diaphragm)
Image Stabilization Performance
: 2.5 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
(For Canon : EOS-80D is used / For Nikon: D7200 is used)
: Flower-shaped lens hood, Lens caps
: Canon, Nikon
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. subject to change without notice.
INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S FIRST ULTRA-TELEPHOTO ALL-IN-ONE ZOOM LENS WITH AN EXTENDED RANGE THAT COVERS 18-400MM
Dramatic extended range achieved by combining cutting-edge optical design and other new breakthrough technologies including a redesigned cam structure
18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
June 23, 2017, Commack, NY- Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the new 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028), the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, which covers a focal length range of 18-400mm. Since the 1992 launch of its AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D), Tamron has dominated the all-in-one zoom category and has produced many lenses that cover wide-angle to telephoto zoom ranges. Tamron has now developed an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom that extends to 400mm (35mm equivalent of 620mm) and provides a 22.2x zoom ratio. Packed in a light, compact body (4.8in./24.9oz.) is Tamron’s accumulated knowledge and experience for all-in-one zoom lenses, including the most advanced optical and mechanical designs, an HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) for the AF system and the Vibration Compensation system. Photographers can now enjoy wide-angle to ultra-telephoto photography using one lens, which is ideal for travel photography and eliminates the need to carry extra lenses. The new Model B028 lens enables photographing a wide variety of ultra-telephoto images including everyday casual scenes. The 18-400mm will be available in the U.S. at the end of July at $649.
The AF drive system for Model B028 uses Tamron’s exclusive HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) motor. The power-saving HLD motor produces outstanding driving torque, and adjusts motor rotation from low to high speed to enable accurate and quiet focusing. The HLD motor takes up less space thanks to its small size and circular arc shape that allows the size of the lens to be reduced.
While inheriting the design that makes use of many organic curves and the delicately polished form down to fine details that characterize the SP lens series, the new Model B028 comes with a highly sophisticated design that also places a lot of importance on the lens’s functionality and ease of use, featuring an overall form that faithfully encompasses the internal structures within, a slim Luminous Gold brand ring and the switch shape design.