Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens (Sony E Mount)

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Key Features

  • 18-200mm focal length
  • 27-300mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras
  • F3.5-6.3 maximum aperture; F22-40 minimum
  • Image stabilization, VC (Vibration Compensation)
  • 62mm filters
  • 0.50m/19.69" minimum focus
  • Sony E mount for NEX interchangeable lens cameras

Product Description

Designed for Sony's E-mount NEX-series mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the optically stabilized Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC provides an equivalent focal length range of 27-350mm, making it an appealing 'go everywhere' zoom when versatility is more important than critical image quality. The lens, which comes in two colors, uses a stepping motor designed specifically for working with contrast-detection AF.


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 18–200 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (4 stops claimed)
Lens mount Canon EF-M, Sony E (NEX)
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F6.3
Minimum aperture F22.0 - F40.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 17
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings Two LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one Hybrid Aspherical Lens.
Minimum focus 0.50 m (19.69)
Maximum magnification 0.27×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 460 g (1.01 lb)
Diameter 68 mm (2.68)
Length 97 mm (3.82)
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount
Colour Black, Silver
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 62 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code flower shaped hood
Tripod collar No


Vibration Compensation by Tamron

Questions & Answers


Any Room for a kit 16-50 PZ when I already own a Tamron 18-200? Is a fast prime a better Idea.

I would love to hear everyone(s) opinions and/or experience on having both the kit 16-50 kit and Tamron 18-200 super zoom: I've been using a 5n for a few years and recently purchased a 6 (integrated flash and EVF was what did it). The Nex 6, which I got off eBay, came with the new 16-50 PZ lens. I've been using the Tamron 18-200 exclusively (~95%) and have 3 high-grade filters for that lens - 62mm. My thoughts are this, "would I benefit more from keeping the oh-so-pocket-able" 16-50 along with my Tamron and get a step-up ring for the filters or from selling the 16-50 PZ and using that money for a fast prime? I take my camera everywhere I go (mostly) and just enjoy taking photos. However I can see the benefits of having a smaller zoom lens as well as a fast prime. It's hard to give up the small form of the kit lens, but it's also very tempting to get a fast prime to improve low-light shots. I live in down town Philly and the Tamron just gives poor Bar / indoor shots (damn flash is ...

1 year ago



Sony nex6 and Tamron di III vc issue with lens

hello I was wondering if anyone who has a nex-6 and the tamron lens mentioned above is having an issue with the lens where you will lose aperture control? the f-stop is blank on the screen and you have to to turn the camera on and off to get it back. it appears to be when I zoom in and out where the lens will have a brain fart based on the range and lose aperture control. its not all the time but it gets annoying have to shut the camera off to "fix" the issue.  I have sent it out for service and while not occurring as much its still annoying.  Is this an issue I'm having or are there settings that are necessary for this lens ?

4 months ago



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