Tamron Announces 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Canon EOS M

Tamron has officially announced the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC superzoom lens for Canon EF-M mount.

Even the EOS M system is not so popular in the US, Tamron becomes the first third-party manufacturer that releases a lens with EF-M mount.  This lens also the fifth autofocus lens for the two year old system.

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC lens provides a 29-320mm equivalent range and features a stepping motor for silent autofocus, and optical image stabilization.

The lens will available for sale in the USA on June 26 with a price tag for $499The Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC comes in 2 color variations, black, and silver.

Tamron Announces 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Canon EOS M

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June 19, 2014,Commack, New York – Tamron USA, Inc. announced the price and delivery of the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Canon mount (Model B011). This lightweight, compact high-power zoom lens, originally released for Sony mount in 2011, is designed for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with APS-C sized sensors and sports a stylish design and is available in two color options. It will be available in the U.S. starting June 26, 2014 at $499.

Product Highlights

  • This high-power, 18-200mm, lightweight and compact zoom lens weighing 16.2 ounces with a 62mm filter is designed for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. Equipped with Tamron’s acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation), the lens enables easy handheld shooting from 18mm wide angle to 200mm full telephoto.
  • Employing two (Low Dispersion) elements, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one XR (high refractive index) element, and one Hybrid Aspherical element, the lens delivers astounding image quality by reducing aberrations to a bare minimum.
  • The lens boasts a striking appearance worthy of mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera designs. The metallic lens barrel exterior is available in two colors: black and silver.
  • The lens also has a stepping motor adopted for the AF drive, a construction that accommodates Contrast-detection AF and shooting video. This feature also supports Direct Manual Focus (DMF) function, which allows the user to make fine manual adjustments after initially focusing by AF.

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