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Tamron 18

Tamron 18
alaAverage 4.4

322 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 reviews of Tamron 18. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The size is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the usability.

price, size, reliability


On average, users rate this product 87/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Tamron 18 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. There are some negative views about the price.



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This summary is based on the products: Tamron 18-200mm VC Di III for Sony NEX - BlackTamron 18-200mm VC Di III for Sony NEX - Black

May, 2018

Expert review by : terry (

REVIEW—TAMRON 18–270mm DiII VC lens]


This 15X zoom lens is for cameras with APS-C sensors, so its film-equivalent focal length is 27–405mm. Maximum aperture goes from f3.5 to 6.3. Used at sensible apertures auto-focus is quick and accurate. Contracted to its shortest length it measures...

The sheer convenience of walking around with this lens is a joy. To be able to shoot reasonably wide or dramatically tele with everything in between is a boon. And generally speaking, particularly in the mid range, the results are pleasing. Tamron has...

Ultimate sharpness and contrast are not the Tamron’s strong points

Used sensibly this is a good lens and a pleasure to use. We set the Nikon D300 to aperture priority at f8 to keep the lens near its sweet spot. That meant we had to crank up the ISO to 1250 to keep the shutter speed high. We would never use this lens...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Silver

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.709 - 7.87
Aperture range (F-F):22 - 40 / 3.5 - 6.3
Closest Focusing Distance:19.3
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):75
Diagonal angle of view (min):6
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.709 - 7.87
Focal length range (f-f):0.138 - 0.248 / 0.709 - 10.6
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens structure:16/13 / 17/13
Lens structure (elements/groups):16/13 / 17/13
Lens Type:Standard zoom
Macro ratio:1:3.7
Maximum aperture number:22 / F/22-40
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11.8
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Viewing angle, horizontal:66
Viewing angle, vertical:46
Zoom type:Turn

Packaging Content

Lens hood: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Camera brands compatibility:Sony
Compatible products:Sony
Lens hood: Yes
Manual focus: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:2.68 / 2.93
Filter size:2.44
Length:3.46 / 4.02
Weight:15.9 / 16.2