Reviews and Problems with Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
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Firmware Update Info
voxcomfort, B&H Photo
24 November 2015
Excerpt: (This is on my to-buy list ... hoping it's 5-stars ...) There IS a firmware update so the lens now works with EOS M3 according to Tamron. Here is a link to an updated news article (May 28, 2015) that includes the serial numbers that already include the firmware update: http:...
Summary: I purchased this lens for my NEX-7. I purchased the all black, due to the fact it goes with my NEX-7. I've gotta say that I'm really impressed with the build quality, and performance of this lens! It, like all compromise lenses, covers a large range of focal lengths.
Summary: Love it! Great image quality and very high quality build. I had to have the firmware upgraded to make the auto focus compatible with the eos m3. This was painless and tamron was fast and did it for free. It works great after the upgrade.
Wonderful lens - but will NOT function at all w/the EOS M3
Ben Herrmann, B&H Photo
4 September 2015
Excerpt: This is a wonderfully constructed lens and a good match for the kit lenses that Canon provides with the M series of cameras. But please note: "As of this writing - 4 September 2015 - the lens will absolutely not function (everything will be dead) if attached to the EOS M3.
Summary: I ordered it although I had read in reviews about the firmware fix needed to work with Canon M3. It didn't work so I sent to Tamron, in NY, and one week later I received it fixed. The lens is a all-in-one perfect for traveling.
lightweight and quick on Canon M, M2 good for carry if size is a problem
Bid D, Amazon
16 July 2015
Summary: My canon M-2 and this lens are a great team for trips overnight trips good on 18mm side but the 200mm can be a challenge at times. 200mm should be sharp and clear shots as this lens is a APC lens. action shots are hit and miss. got some good and some fair.
Excerpt: I love this lens, and it's great with my EOS M and M2, but it doesn't work with the EOS M3. And it's not just an auto-focus issue, or something like that, where you could "ignore" the problem. On my unit, it actually prevents the camera from working at all...
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: Great Lens, It covers Indore and outside very well. Used it for the last eight years, no problem.Since lately developed 'Error 99'.It is now under service.Please recommend a solution.Thank you.norton
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy to handle, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Doesn't work with Canon EOS-M3, but does work with EOS-M
Justin Robertson, Amazon
1 May 2015
Summary: I bought this to use with my Canon EOS-M3. The lens currently doesn't work with the M3, causing the camera to freak out. It works fine on my Canon EOS-M, though. Tamron is aware of this issue (press release at wwwDOTtamronDOTcoDOTjp/en/news/release_2015/0327_2.html - replace DOT with . in the URL).