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Tamron Announces World’s First 18-400mm Ultra-Telephoto Lens

Simon Skinner - 3 years ago

Tamron has unveiled an all-new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLDultra-telephoto lens. A world first and packing an incredibly flexible zoom ratio of 22.2x

The new lens, which will be available for Nikon and Canon APS-C camera users, has an equivalent focal length range of 28-600mm. Surprisingly, the lens comes in a relatively compact body and is really quite light; it’s just 4.8″ [122mm] in length and only weighs 24.9oz [706g].

Since the launch of its AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical [Model 71D] in 1992, Tamron has dominated the all-in-one zoom category and has produced lots of lenses that cover wide-angle to telephoto zoom ranges in the intervening years.

The new 18-400mm lens packs in Tamron’s gathered wisdom and experience for all-in-one zoom lenses, including the most advanced optical and mechanical designs, an HLD [High/Low torque modulated Drive] for the AF system and the Vibration Compensation system.

Photographers can now enjoy wide-angle to ultra-telephoto photography using a single lens, which is certain to be an ideal travel partner, eliminating the need to carry additional lenses.

Pricing and availability

SRP: £649.99

Available from: July

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.