Tamron Announces World’s First 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens

27 June 2017

The World’s First* 22.2x Ultra-Telephoto All-In-One Zoom Lens

Introducing the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for the APS-C format. With a focal length range of 18-400mm and 22.2x zoom, it has an ultra-telephoto range equivalent to 620mm in the 35mm format. This brings distant subjects closer, while providing perspective-flattening effects that are only possible with an extreme telephoto lens. Plus it offers exceptional optical performance across the entire zoom range—from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto. With this new lens— and its Moisture-Resistant Construction — Tamron brings the art of photography to the joy of travel. Now you can use the same lens to shoot everything from stunning landscapes and neon-lit cities to detailed portraits and delicate flora. The ultra-telephoto range makes it just as easy to photograph animals and sports. And with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9, you can even enjoy tele-macro photography.

* Among interchangeable lenses for DSLR cameras (As of May 2017: Tamron).


620mm Capability, Compact Size

Until now, shooting at ultra-telephoto ranges meant carrying large interchangeable lenses. Thanks to the all-in-one zoom technology developed by Tamron, you can travel with a single lens that’s 121.4 mm long and weighs only 705 g.* Experience the thrill of shooting with compact equipment that makes it easy to capture ultra-telephoto images.
* Length and weight are based on the Nikon-mount lens.

Three Cams, One Smooth Zoom

Our ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom includes an all-new barrel design. By distributing complex movements across three cams, Tamron has ensured that all zoom extensions are smooth and easy.

Highly Precise, Conveniently Compact

Tamron’s exclusive HLD (High/Low torque-modulated Drive) saves power while providing superior drive. It focuses accurately and quietly while adjusting the motor’s rotation from low to high speeds, enabling smooth autofocusing. HLD let us design a space-saving AF module, for a sleeker barrel and reduced overall lens size.

Sharp, Solid Telephoto Shots

Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation) technology stabilises the image in the viewfinder, so you can frame your subject and shoot a sharp image̶even at ultra-telephoto ranges and in poorly lit conditions.

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  1. Francois 29 June 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    SA prices available yet?

    • Celeste 30 June 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Hi Francois, unfortunately no prices have been announced yet, we are also anxiously waiting 🙂 . We will update the blog and product as soon as we receive any updates.

    • Celeste 30 June 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Hi Francois, the estimated price for the 6D MKII Body Only – R27,995.00. *ETA August 2017

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