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

Model: AFB011-700

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Weight 16.2 oz (459 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.7 x 4.0" (6.86 x 10.16 cm)
Filter Thread Front:62 mm


Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 76° - 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' (.5 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Focal Length 18 - 200mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27 - 300 mm
Diaphragm Blades 7
Elements/Groups 17/13
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22 - 40
Camera Mount Type Sony (E Mount for NEX)


Tripod Collar No
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
Photo net.34752471
9 April 2012

This is a first class long-range zoom lens that is sure to delight discriminating Sony NEX enthusiasts. The only real downsides are its limited f/6.3 aperture at the longest focal length, and a typical amount of linear distortion and light falloff at the widest-angle settings.

28 May 2012

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC This high power 11.1x zoom lens, which provides an angle of view equivalent to a 27-300mm lens on a 35mm camera, costs around £550 and sports Vibration Compensation and internal focusing.

Digital producer.32822759
29 April 2012

David is the owner and publisher of Australian Videocamera. He has a background in media dating back to 1979 when he first got involved with photojournalism in motorsport, and went from there into technology via a 5 year stint with Tandy Computers.

Consumer electronics net.32824926
29 April 2012

Over the last weekend and on past ANZAC Day I have had the pleasure of playing with a couple of Sony's finest - the NEX7 and even better, the NEX FS100. Now the FS100 has already been put through its paces at Auscam, and in fact reviewer Chris Oaten summed it up with "I'm gonna be right up front...

Practical photography.34754171
30 May 2017

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.

20 February 2012

Those looking for a convenient lens that covers a wide range of focal lengths for their Sony NEX camera should be pleased with the performance from this Tamron optic. Sharpness levels are good for a lens of this type and with a price set almost £100 less expensive than the Sony equivalent it...

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    Excellent sharpness at shorter focal lengths, Performance holds up reasonably well at telephoto focal lengths, Metal finish and lens mount, 11.1x zoom range, Internal focus

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    High CA levels at 200mm, Flare when shooting into the light

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
28 July 2016

Optics are great, I also have a Canon 28-300L I use on my 5DmkIII, this little Tamron creates as good of results as the L..The Tamron build is okay, its a solid little lens but the zoom ring is a little stiff for me (not dampened like a high end lens) AF and VC is awesome and the size is just about...

B h photo.32817553
9 May 2017

I estimate about 10% of the picture on the right and left of the image has very soft focus - meaning blurry. That leaves about 80% of the image is quite good. But not enough for me at this price. Am returning it.The focus is fast enough for stills and landscape.

B h photo.32817553
14 March 2017

Bought this from getting a lot of use from the Tamron 18-270 on my DSLRs for many years. When I got the Canon M-5, that lens with the adapter was too big and heavy. This one is a lot lighter, of course, but the lens performance is just as good - maybe better.

B h photo.32817553
27 January 2017

This is a very good lens for the price. I cannot compare this to the Canon L lenses out there since I no longer have them but this serves as an alternative lens for travel. You may need to bring along a tripod or monopod along.

B h photo.32817553
21 January 2017

I used this lens with my m3 and loved it. It was really spectacular. Unfortunately, when I upgraded to the M5 it won't work at all. If you attach it while the M5 is powered on, it gives you a lens error and turns off. If you attach it, while powered off, the camera won't turn on.

Product Highlights
  • High-Powered 18-200mm Zoom Lens
  • Designed for Use With Sony NEX Cameras
  • Stepping Motor for Improved AF
  • Lightweight 16.2 oz Lens
  • Equivalent to 27-300mm Lens
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In The Box
  • Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras (Black)
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 6-Year Limited Warranty
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