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

Here's our review of the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC lens for mirrorless cameras 

Tamron has packed a very wide zoom range of 18-200mm into a rather sleek body, although this lens does weigh in at a fairly hefty 460g. The 10cm body almost doubles in length when fully zoomed in too, measuring 17.5cm. 

The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC lens for mirrorless cameras

The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC lens for mirrorless cameras

Tamron's 18-200mm lens features image stabilisation 

This is a great all-purpose lens though, packing a whopping 17 elements in 13 groups, with 7 diaphragm blades creating near round out-of-focus bokeh. The minimum aperture of f/22 allows you to achieve a very wide depth-of-field, and the 50cm minimum focusing distance is very respectable considering the zoom range. 

Tamron has included its Vibration Control (VC) image stabilisation to help you to work handheld in low light. The lens barrel also features a lock switch, so the lens doesn’t accidentally zoom out during transit. 

Image centres are impressively sharp, even at wider apertures, and corner softness holds up well. At longer zoom ranges, images appear slightly less sharp, with corner blurring creeping in at 200mm.

Pros 

Zoom range
Image stabilisation
Price 

Cons 

Weight
Size
Softer at 200mm

Specification 

  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Elements: 17/13
  • Filter size: 62mm
  • Minimum focus distance: 50cm
  • DxL: 68x97mm
  • Weight: 460g
  • Find out more on Tamron's website