Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Sony Alpha

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Sony Alpha
$199
18-200 mm
autofocus 11.1x zoom lens
f/3.5-6.3
variable aperture
  • Designed for APS-C Sony Alpha DT
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"I've been using this lens to photograph mainly butterflies and I'm very pleased with the quality and sharpness of the photos with the use of this lens."

bhphotovideo.com

"I am just thrilled to have one lens with such wide range of zoom [eqivilent to 28-300 in 35mm film format]."

bhphotovideo.com

"Well let me tell you, the 18-200 is ridiculously slow in AF mode and so-so on manual mode."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Sony Alpha vs other Digital camera lenses

Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
200 mm
Zoom range Huge zoom range Help
11.1x

Cons

The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Sony Alpha vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/6.3
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

The Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Sony Alpha vs other Digital camera lenses

Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
11.1x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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18 mm
Max focal length
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200 mm
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Zoom range
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11.1x
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Magnification
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1:3.7 (0.3)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/6.3
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/6.3
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/6.3
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Sony Alpha DT
Length
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84 mm
Diameter
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74 mm
Filter size
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62 mm
Weight
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398 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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66.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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6.8°
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Wide vertical
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46.9°
Telephoto vertical
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4.5°
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Wide diagonal
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76.3°
Telephoto diagonal
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8.1°
above average above average

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Showing 3 comments

Mahesh (9:03 AM, August 31, 2014)
Even though this has no AF motor built into it, can't we use the A58's built in Focus motor to focus???
 
Avatar for Imtiaz Imtiaz (10:57 AM, May 30, 2013)
You won't fine alternate of a57 that does everything that a57 does .... D5100 and eos 60D could be the
 
Jo (10:34 PM, May 26, 2012)
What are the alternatives for the SLT A57?