Tamron has revealed that it will be making its 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC superzoom in Canon EF-M mount. In a week of unparalleled excitement for EOS M owners, it becomes the fifth autofocus lens for the two year old system, and the first from a third-party manufacturer. With a 29-320mm equivalent range, it features a stepping motor for silent autofocus, and optical image stabilization. Sales will start in the USA on June 26, at $499.

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ANNOUNCING THE CANON MOUNT OF TAMRON'S 18-200MM ALL-IN-ON ZOOM EXCLUSIVELY FOR MIRRORLESS INTERCHANGEABLE-LENS CAMERAS  WITH APS-C SIZED SENSORS

 Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC (Model B011)

June 19, 2014,Commack, New York - Tamron USA, Inc. announced the price and delivery of the 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC for Canon mount (Model B011). This lightweight, compact high-power zoom lens, originally released for Sony mount in 2011, is designed for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras with APS-C sized sensors and sports a stylish design and is available in two color options. It will be available in the U.S. starting June 26, 2014 at $499.

Product Highlights

• This high-power, 18-200mm, lightweight and compact zoom lens weighing 16.2 ounces with a 62mm filter is designed for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. Equipped with Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation), the lens enables easy handheld shooting from 18mm wide angle to 200mm full telephoto.    

• Employing two (Low Dispersion) elements, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one XR (high refractive index) element, and one Hybrid Aspherical element, the lens delivers astounding image quality by reducing aberrations to a bare minimum. 

• The lens boasts a striking appearance worthy of mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera designs. The metallic lens barrel exterior is available in two colors: black and silver. 

• The lens also has a stepping motor adopted for the AF drive, a construction that accommodates Contrast-detection AF and shooting video. This feature also supports Direct Manual Focus (DMF) function, which allows the user to make fine manual adjustments after initially focusing by AF.

Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC Specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length18–200 mm
Image stabilisationYes (4 stops claimed)
Lens mountCanon EF-M, Sony E (NEX)
Aperture
Maximum apertureF3.5 - F6.3
Minimum apertureF22.0 - F40.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Optics
Elements17
Groups13
Special elements / coatingsTwo LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one Hybrid Aspherical Lens.
Focus
Minimum focus0.50 m (19.69)
Maximum magnification0.27×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight460 g (1.01 lb)
Diameter68 mm (2.68)
Length97 mm (3.82)
MaterialsMetal barrel, metal mount
ColourBlack, Silver
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Zoom lockYes
Filter thread62 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeflower shaped hood
Tripod collarNo