A 28–388mm equivalent, this lens is compact and light, expecially considering that it has such a long reach. The 14X zoom range is among the industry’s biggest.
While you were out, the digital-only superzoom got more super. Tamron, originator of the superzoom lens more than a decade ago, ups the ante with its new 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 optic -- boasting the industry's broadest zoom range, at nearly 14X (13.9X). A 28-388mm equivalent, it adds 50mm to the tele end and does so at no cost of weight, dimension, or optical performance over Tamron's 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens (which remains in Tamron's catalog). Only the price is higher: at $499, street, vs. $390 for the shorter lens.
|Range:||Wide Angle |
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||No|
|Minimum Focal Length:||18 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||250 mm|