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    Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Announcement

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    Tamron, just like Sigma, is surprising its customers with a number of premieres and new products introduced on the market. Sigma has dominated the last weeks but now Tamron is taking over, presenting a “very” universal zoom lens Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD with huge focal length 18-400mm (for APC sensors). The lens is perfect for traveling, and many enthusiasts of portrait or sports photography will also find it useful.

     

    Inside the lens, we will find the optical system consisting of 16 lenses placed in 11 groups. We also have the image stabilization system at our disposal, which will for sure prove useful during taking photos at long focal lengths (effectiveness of around 2.5 EV). The 7-blade aperture is to take care of image vividness.

     

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    1). Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

     

    An advanced HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) motor has been used to control autofocus. It is a new construction, in which the emphasis is put on smooth transitions from low to high speed, ensuring at the same time quiet, fast and precise focusing. Minimum focus distance is 45cm.

     

    Plastic housing of Tamron 18-400 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is sealed and its design is similar to the lenses from the refreshed series, just like in the case of Sigma lenses.

     

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    2). Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

     

    For such an impressive focal length range, the lens is exceptionally compact. Its length is 123.9mm and its weight – 710g.

     

    Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD will be available with Canon and Nikon mounts. It should appear on sale at the end of July and it will cost around $650.

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