Tamron LD A018 18-250 mm f3.5 LD Di-II Aspherical IF AF Lens For Pen...

Tamron A018 is designed to eliminate the need for consumers to carry and change a multitude of lenses for producing close-up shots and long telephoto shots. Tamron camera lens for Canon is made to be a single lens for use around the home, or even for travel. It could also be used to capture wide open landscapes or sporting events. This 18 - 250 mm f/3.5-6.3 lens works with SLR digital cameras. Its duo cam zoom mechanism with two inner lens tubes and LD (low dispersion) glass enable sharp, well-contrasted long zoom shots. Compact and lightweight, the lens measures 3.3-inches (84 mm) long when fully extended and just 18 mm when fully retracted. It is 2.9-inches (83 mm) in diameter and weighs 430 grams. Tamron A018 operates in both autofocus and manual focus modes. This 18 - 250 mm f/3.5-6.3 lens has a transport lock to prevent zoom creeping and a quiet, quick micro motor for autofocusing. This Tamron camera lens for Canon has seven aperture blades, and is capable of focusing at a minimum distance of only 0.45 meters, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.5. High-tech molded asperics and multi-coating on the Tamron A018 help prevent ghosts and flare, resulting to professional looking photos for every shot.

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  • Lightweight (1)
  • Easy to Use (1)
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  • Powerful Zoom (1)
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Consumer Reviews


You can have just about everything in one lens!

bydgeesaman May 11, 2008
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Perfect for the entry-level SLR shooter who isn't certain what lens to buy
Cons Soft at 200-250mm, that's about it
Recommended it? Yes

I shoot a Canon 40D for fun, mostly things like birthday parties, horse shows, and some sports. These events place a premium on being ready for anything in an instant. The Tamron 18-250mm is the lens for the job.

The zoom is, well, extreme. Even on a 1.6x body, the 18mm is still pretty... Read full review »


Nice addition to your digital camera!

bylab1172007 Oct 12, 2007
14 Helpfuls 15 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Crisp pictures, great telephoto and wide angle capabilities, great macro, little to no...
Cons No image stabilizer, slow at long end, low light difficulties.
Recommended it? Yes


I recently switched over from the kit lens to the Tamron for use with my Pentax K10D. This lens is a lightweight compact lens that has made some improvements on the existing 18-200mm lens by adding additional telephoto range.


This lens contains a zoom... Read full review »


Great all purpose walk around lens for under $470.00

byleedye Sep 6, 2007
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Price, great range, replaced many lenses, 6 year warranty(canon is one), good image, ok...
Cons Images could be sharper, no IS but for this price I did not expect it.
Recommended it? Yes

My primary persuasion in purchasing this lens was to reduce the amount of lenses I have to lug around.

Carrying a Canon 30D, Canon 17-40 L, Tamron mid zoom, and a Canon 70-200L f2.8is makes things very heavy and clumsy. Not too mention it just takes the joy out of an outing or vacation as... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Diameter 2.9 inch
Weight 15.17 oz


Compatible Brand Nikon • Sony • Pentax • Canon
Camera Technology Digital
Camera Type Digital SLR

Lens System

Focus Type Auto
Maximum Aperture F/3.5-6.3
Type Macro/Close Up • Aspheric
Min Aperture 22

Product Identifiers

Model A018
UPC 725211187219

Other Features

Brand Tamron

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