Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens Announced, Priced $649, Available for Pre-Order

Tamron-18-400mm-F3.5-6.3-Di-II-VC-HLD-LensTamron has just announced the super zoom Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens. It is an extremely flexible lens equivalent to a 22x zoom, featuring a total of 16 elements, Vibration Compensation stabilization, a small size at 4.9in/124mm long and 3.1in/79mm in diameter and moisture-resistant. This new lens costs $649, available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.


  1. The world’s first  ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens to achieve 400mm telephoto
  1. Excellent image quality across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto and macro
  1. Lightweight and compact design exhibits Tamron’s basic philosophy for all-in-one zoom lenses
  1. HLD motor provides high-precision AF and enables compact lens construction
  1. Equipped with the Vibration Compensation system necessary for ultra-telephotography at 400mm
  1. Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used also for Nikon-mount lenses
  1. User-friendly features for everyday comfortable use
  1. Compatible with TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory product
  1. External design placing importance on functionality and ease of use

Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens 2

Detailed Specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens Priced $649 at B&H/ Adorama
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 18–400 mm
Image stabilization Yes (Up to 2.5 stops)
Lens mount Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX)
Maximum aperture F3.5–6.3
Minimum aperture F22–40
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 16
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings Low dispersion, aspherical, hybrid aspherical elements
Minimum focus 0.45 m (17.72)
Maximum magnification 0.34×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 710 g (1.57 lb)
Diameter 79 mm (3.11)
Length 124 mm (4.88)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 72.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes

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