Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II BIM

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2007.
The lens belongs to the category  superzoom lenses. A superzoom lens gives you a wide zoom range, from a wider field of view (wide angle) to a more narrow field of view (telephoto) and is usually appreciated as an all-in-one travel lens.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is designed and meant for Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 18-250 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 27-375 mm on your Nikon camera.

A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-6,3.

This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.

One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 18 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 250 mm the brightness is f/6,3. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.

Different versions of the lens

This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.

Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The price (more info)
  • A versatile lens for those who own their first DSLR camera
  • An impressive focal range
  • Has a built-in autofocus motor
  • A lens hood is included
  • Light weight (430 gr)
  • The lens is the latest among several editions
  • Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
  • No built-in image stabilizer
  • Poor aperture value with its f/6,3
  • A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust

Specification

Product Name:Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II BIM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2007
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Superzoom
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-6,3
The lens aperture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 18 mm
f/6,3 at 250 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 18-250 mm

This is a "Di-II" lens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to:  27-375 mm

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 45 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood: Included, but no info available
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 74 x 84 mm
Weight: 430 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

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Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Different versions of this lens

Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II BIM has released different versions of this lens. Please make sure that you study the differences before buying.

(2006) Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di II
(2007) Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II BIM

Alternatives to Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II BIM for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II BIM. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 IS
Sigma 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS
Sigma 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS HSM

Alternatives to Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II BIM for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II BIM. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3,5-5,6 G IF-ED VR II
Sigma 18-250mm f/3,5-6,3 DC OS HSM

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