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Tamron Rebates - $30 off 18-200
Posted By: Docrwm, 05-03-2013, 10:31 AM

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About the Tamron 18-200mm

the AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model A14), a new high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using APS-C size image sensors.

The new AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO is a high power zoom lens for exclusive use with digital (APS-C size)SLR cameras that inherits the product concept of the existing AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR zoom lens. Even two years after its introduction, the current AF28-300mm is still a favorite and highly evaluated by photographers around the world as a representative model of high power zoom lenses.

With the market influx of digital SLR cameras in recent years, the use of high power zoom lenses has become increasingly popular since high power zooms provide the convenience of handling many photographic scenes and the capability of shooting ultra telephoto shots without changing lenses. The popularity of this focal length led Tamron to initiate the development of new zoom lenses to further meet the needs of digital SLR photographers.

The result is the successful development of a new zoom lens exclusively for use on digital SLR cameras. The wide to ultra tele focal range of this lens will allow digital SLR camera owners to enjoy digital photography with comfort and convenience.

* "Di (Digitally Integrated design)-II" is the designation Tamron puts on lenses designed for exclusive use with digital (APS-C size) SLR cameras, featuring optical systems optimized to meet the performance characteristics of digital cameras. * "Di-II" lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras using image sensors that are larger than that of an APS-C size imager, or with 35mm film SLR cameras.

By incorporating an optical design for exclusive use with digital (APS-C) SLR cameras, this high power zoom lens provides the focal length equivalent to Tamron's 28-300mm (when converted to a 35mm format). Therefore, you can meet almost all photographic opportunities with this single zoom lens without changing lenses. When paired with the SP AF11-18mm zoom lens, simultaneously introduced by Tamron at Photokina, you can enjoy thoroughly digital SLR photography with the combined focal length coverage of 17-300mm.

Optical System Uses Special Glass and is Optimized for Digital SLR Characteristics in order to Enhance Optical Quality in a Compact Design. The new AF18-200mm high power zoom lens from Tamron features an entirely new optical design using XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass in an innovative way in order to optimize the overall distribution of optical power throughout the entire zoom range. This design reduces various aberrations to the absolute minimum and achieves remarkable downsizingat the same time. In addition, three hybrid aspherical lens elements and two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used to accomplish effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor to enhance the optical quality.

The Tamron 18-200mm is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Macro photography, Travel, Wildlife photos and more.The Tamron 18-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Tamron 18-200mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tamron 18-200mm: Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong construction to mention just a few.

Tamron 18-200mm Includes

  • 6 Year USA Warranty
  • Flower Shaped Hood

Summary of Customer Reviews

Strong construction (10) , Lightweight (9) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (7) , Easily interchangeable (7) , Durable (6) , Rugged (6) , Consistent output (3) , Nice bokeh (2) , WORKS GREAT (1) , Simple controls (1) , Versatile (1) , Perfect "one lens" (1) , Lock on the zoom (1) , Easily mounted (1) , Convenience (1) , Compact (1)

Slow focus (6) , Poor in low light (2) , Blurry focus (2) , Lens creep (2) , Vignetting at 18mm (1) , Auto focus malfuction (1) , No autofocus200mm (1) , Heavy (1)

Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (5) , Macro photography (5) , Wildlife photos (4) , General purpose (4) , Travel (4) , Sports/action (3) , Portraits (3) , Weddings (3) , Upgrade (2) , Wildlife (2) , Landscape photography (2) , Night photography (2) , Low light (2) , Special effects (1) , Fun (1) , Indoorsadded light (1) , Architecture (1) , Still life (1)

Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (6) , Semi-pro photographer (4) , Photo enthusiast (4) , Casual photographer (2)

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Tamron 18mm-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI-II LD Pentax Mount #AF014P700 -BUNDLE- USA 4 Items Included

$207.26 Reg. Price

$177.26 After $30 Mail-in Rebate

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05-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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it was one of my 1st lenses when I dived into digital photography. I didn't know it better. But looking back it was pretty sharp for a all-in-one, since I have had the Sigma 18-250mm, the Tamron was way better by miles.
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How would this compare to the DA 18-135 for a walk-around zoom? With the Tamron you gain some length but loose the weather resistance. Does anyone know about differences in image quality, since there is a significant difference in price?
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoovs Quote
How would this compare to the DA 18-135 for a walk-around zoom? With the Tamron you gain some length but loose the weather resistance. Does anyone know about differences in image quality, since there is a significant difference in price?
The 18-200 is inexpensive and give you 1 lens that does a lot. But, it comes with compromises.
Tamron 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 AF XR Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro Lens Reviews - Tamron Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

The 18-135 is weather resistant and shorter on the long end with fewer compromises but about 2x the cost.
SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database


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