Tamron 18-200 mm lens

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The Tamron 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-III VC lens is designed for the Sony E-mount system of its NEX series interchangeable lens cameras.

Tamron says the compact and lightweightlens has a 62 mm filter and weighs only 460g, yet delivers superlative image quality.

The lens will be available in silver and black.

The AF drive has a stepping motor that is optimal for the Contrast-detection AF system employed by NEX series cameras. This has also enabled improvements in AF performance when shooting video. In addition, ease of operation is enhanced with the Direct Manual Focus (DMF) function, which allows the user to make fine manual adjustments after initially focusing by AF.

The focal length coverage is the equivalent of 27-300 mm.

By setting the lens at the telephoto end (200 mm) and moving in to the minimum focus distance of 0.5 m, flower petals, jewelry and other small objects can be shot as expanded close-ups.

Equipped with Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation), this lens is said to allow easy handheld shooting of sharp images with no camera shake over a wide range of settings.

Sales in Canada will begin mid-January.

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