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Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

93points

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
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Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD vs Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
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Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
93
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Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Why is Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD better than Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD?

  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?
  • 2 more aperture blades
    ?

    9vs7
  • 5f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    45fvs40f
  • 10f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    32fvs22f

Why is Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD better than Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD?

  • 22.22% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/3.50 vs4.5f
  • 425g lighter
    710gvs1135g
  • 82mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    18mmvs100mm
  • 1.05m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.45mvs1.5m
  • 18.2x greater zoom range
    ?

    22.2xvs4x
  • 51.1° wider maximum angle of view
    ?

    75.5°vs24.4°
  • Front element doesn't rotate
    ?
  • 0.06x Better magnification factor
    ?

    0.34xvs0.28x

Price comparison

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

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$599.00
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General info

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
2.Has a metal mount
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A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
3.minimum focal length
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A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

100mm

18mm

4.weight
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Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

1.14kg

710g

5.maximum focal length
?

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

400mm

400mm

6.Is a macro lens
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A macro lens is used to take very close-up photos, allowing you to capture flowers, insects etc. in great detail. A macro lens is any lens with 1:1 magnification.

For example

Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
2.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

4x

22.2x

3.maximum angle of view
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At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

24.4°

75.5°

4.magnification
?

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

0.28x

0.34x

5.minimum angle of view
?

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

6.2°

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/4.50

f/3.50

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

6.3f

6.3f

3.Has rounded aperture blades
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Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
4.aperture blades
?

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

9

7

5.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

45f

40f

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

32f

22f

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
?

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
2.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
3.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
4.minimum focus distance
?

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

1.5m

0.45m

5.Has full-time manual focus
?

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
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