If you’ve had a need for a cheap and super light super zoom, Tamron might have what you’re looking for. The 18-200mm Di II VC weighs just 14.1 ounces, making it the lightest in its category. While the barrel extends when you zoom, it maintains a low profile at 3.7-inches at its widest end. Just make sure you have a decent amount of light because the aperture range is f3.5-6.3.
The lens also comes with a nifty zoom lock switch that prevents the barrel from accidentally extending, and it’s one of a number of features that this lens has. There’s vibration control, too, which’ll help to offset any camera shake.
This’ll be a fine choice, we imagine, for hobbyists who shoot with a wealth of light where the aperture range won’t be a hindrance. It’ll go on sale for $249 on August 20, and it’s available for Canon, Nikon and Sony (a-mount).
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