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Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 DI II VC HLD Canon

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 DI II VC HLD Canon

Regular Price: $1,299.99

Special Price: $1,099.00

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Powerful performance that exceeds your imagination.

The ultimate all in one lens.

Powerful performance that exceeds your imagination

Image taken with Tamron 18-400mm Di II VC HLD (Model B028) by Billion Lim
Image taken with Tamron 18-400mm Di II VC HLD (Model B028) by Billion Lim

Go to extremes with the world’s first* 22.2x ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom

Introducing the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for the APS-C format. With a focal length range of 18-400mm and 22.2x zoom, it has an ultra-telephoto range equivalent to 620mm in the 35mm format. This brings distant subjects closer, while providing perspective-flattening effects that are only possible with an extreme telephoto lens. Plus it offers exceptional optical performance across the entire zoom range – from wide angle to ultra-telephoto.

With this new lens—and its Moisture-Resistant Construction – Tamron brings the art of photography to the joy of travel. Now you can use the same lens to shoot everything from stunning landscapes and neon-lit cities to detailed portraits and delicate flora. The ultra-telephoto range makes it just as easy to photograph animals and sports. And with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9, you can even enjoy tele-macro photography.

Left: 18mm wide angle. Right: 400mm telephoto.

Experience amazing focal length range and exceptional optical performance

Introducing the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom with a focal length range of 18mm to 400mm. Now you can shoot everything from vast landscapes to the details on a bird with a single lens. The latest optical design includes elements such as LD (Low Dispersion) glass and aspherical lens. Moreover, problems like chromatic aberration and distortion are controlled throughout the entire zoom range, resulting in sharp, superior images — whether you’re shooting at wide-angle or telephoto. The lens also features a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9 so you can enjoy tele-macro photography.

Available for

Nikon | Canon

Di II Digitally Integrated for DSLRs with small sensors

Di II lenses are designed for exclusive use on digital SLR cameras with APS-C-format image sensors. This kind of sensor has dimensions smaller than that of a frame of 35mm film. Di II lenses are usually more compact and lightweight.

All Tamron Di II lenses provide maximal image resolution and minimal peripheral light falloff. They also increase light transmission and eliminate the ghosting and flare with advanced multi-coating on both external and internal lens surfaces.


Other features

620mm capability, compact size

Until now, shooting at ultra-telephoto ranges meant carrying large interchangeable lenses. Thanks to the all-in-one zoom technology developed by Tamron, you can travel with a single lens that’s 124mm long and weighs only 710 grams. Experience the thrill of shooting with compact equipment that makes it easy to capture ultra-telephoto images.

VCVibration Compensation

Stabilises camera blur for sharp images in low light

If you're shooting handheld when light is low, especially with longer lenses, your camera's shutter speeds can extend to a point where the image may turn out blurred due to camera shake. Tamron's VC tracks this shake and neutralises it for sharper images without the inconvenience of a tripod or the artificiality of a flash, in much lower light.

Tamron's unique VC mechanism uses a proprietary actuator and algorithms to deliver an extremely stable viewfinder image with excellent tracking. The tri-axial system uses three driving coils to move internal optical components within the VC lens electromagnetically, based on signals originating from three ball bearings, made from either steel or ceramic. The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the balls, achieving smooth movement with minimal friction.

Tamron's original moving magnet system employed a heavy magnet positioned near the moving VC lens element. The improved VC reverses the positions of magnet and coil and attaches the VC optic to the coil. This moving coil is lighter than the magnet, and as this reduces the load on the drive system, both the VC unit and the lens are lighter and more compact.

Vibration Compensation mechanism in Tamron lenses


Three cams. One smooth zoom.

Our ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom includes an all-new barrel design. By distributing complex movements across three cams, Tamron has ensured that all zoom extensions are smooth and easy.

Sharp, solid telephoto shots

Tamron’s VC (Vibration Compensation) technology stabilizes the image in the viewfinder, so you can frame your subject and shoot a sharp imageĢ¶ – even at ultra-telephoto ranges and in poorly lit conditions.

<h3 "="">Highly precise. Conveniently compact.

Tamron’s exclusive HLD (High/Low torque-modulated Drive) saves power while providing superior drive. It focuses accurately and quietly while adjusting the motor’s rotation from low to high speeds, enabling smooth autofocusing. HLD let us design a space-saving AF module, for a sleeker barrel and reduced overall lens size.

Moisture-resistant construction protects your lens

For greater protection when shooting outdoors, leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment.


Model no. B028
Focal length 18–400mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5–6.3
Angle of view (diagonal) 75°33' to 4° (for APS-C format only)
Lens construction 16 elements in 11 groups
Minimum object distance (MOD)* 0.45m (17.7 in.)
Maximum magnification ratio 1:2.9
Filter size 72mm
Length** 123.9mm (4.9 in.) Canon 
121.4mm (4.8 in.) Nikon
Maximum diameter 79mm
Weight** 710g (25 oz) Canon 
705g (24.9 oz) Nikon
Diaphragm blades 7 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum aperture f/22–f/40
Stabilisation performance 2.5 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS 80D is used
For Nikon: D7200 is used
Standard accessory FLower-shaped lens hood, lens caps
Mounts available Canon, Nikon

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