Tamron has officially announced its new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens for Canon and Nikon mounts. The lens is built for APS-C models and features a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 28.8-640mm, which is quite incredible for an all-in-one DSLR lens. Kudos to Tamron for bringing such a lens to market.
It has two molded glass aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element help to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range. The lens also features three low dispersion elements to suppress chromatic aberration and color fringing. The HLD focus motor uses high and low torque modulation for the best of both still image and video AF modes. Tamron claims the Vibration Compensation helps reduce camera shake by up to 2.5 stops, which you are clearly going to need at the long end of this lens.
I loved the Tamron 16-300mm lens when I tested it with the Nikon D7200 a couple years back, and I’m really looking forward to trying out this new beast of a superzoom.
The new Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens retails for $649 and will ship in late July. Check it out here at B&H Photo.