In addition to being the most compact and lightest lens in the world with 15x magnification, the Tamron SP AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens boasts the PZD (Piezo Drive) internal autofocus drive, Tamron's first standing wave ultrasonic motor system. Angle performance is virtually guaranteed with an unshakable new VC (Vibration Compensation. All that and with a 62mm filter diameter and weighing in at 450g, this lens is the cumulation of uncompromising research and development to make a lightweight, compact, all-in-one super zoom lens.
The trailblazing PZD (Piezo Drive) delivers smooth, quick autofocus. Combined with VC (Vibration Compensation), this is a winning partnership delivering clear, stable shots even in low light or at the telephoto end. The overall lens size is reduced, easing your ability to capture clean, clear images of high resolution.
The result: express yourself without limits. Whether you're toting it to a casual picnic or an off-road mountain biking expedition, this is a high-powered zoom lens that's not only versatile but also light and compact. At the telephoto end, the 18-270mm is ideal for sports shots or when using distance to capture wildlife in habitat or natural expressions on subjects who normally be overly conscious of the camera. Whether on vacation or in your own back yard, the wide end gives you the tools to shoot expansive landscapes. Every angle for photographic expression and all in a lens that delivers sharp, clear photos.
And yet, measuring 88mm from mount face to the tip of the lens, and 74.4mm in diameter with a filter diameter of 62mm ¥_ and weighing in at just 450 grams ¥_ it's also a remarkably compact, highly portable lens.
Improved VC – low light and telephoto was never like this
Tamron's Vibration Compensation just got even better. Previously, the heavy magnet was positioned near the lens element. In the new VC mechanism, we've reversed the positioning of the magnet and connected the stablising lens to the coils. Less load is activated on the drive and, combined with lighter coils, contributes to a lightweight but more effective VC lens.
Super-smooth and accurate with PZD (Piezo Drive)
The new PZD (Piezo Drive) piezoelectric drive makes another Tamron first in its autofocus SLR lenses, an internal standing wave ultrasonic internal motor system. Innovations to reduce parts and simplify operation also contributed to the len's reduced size and weight.
Minimum focus distance of 49cm over the zoom range, with macro capability to 1:3.8
Designed exclusively for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras, this all-in-one zoom covers every angle. Its minimum focal distance of 0.49m (19.3 in.) through the entire zoom range and macro capability to 1:3.8 allows you to enjoy serious, high-quality macro photography with astonishing convenience.
Cleaner, crisper images without flare or ghosting
The new BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings reduce the lens reflection and dispersion that cause ghosting and flare. The coatings enhance light transmission in both the short and long wavelength ranges, ensuring excellent performance in all photographic conditions. Additionally, internal surface coatings are applied to cemented surfaces of all lens elements to deliver sharp, high-contrast images and flawless colour reproduction.
|Focal length||18-270mm (28-419mm equivalent)|
|Angle of view||Diagonal: 75°33' - 5°55' |
Horizontal: 65°36' - 4°55'
Vertical: 46°21' - 3°10'
|Lens construction||16 elements in 13 groups|
|Minimum focus distance||0.49m|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:3.8 (at f=270mm and MFD 0.49m)|
|Minimum aperture||f/22 (18mm) to f/40 (270mm)|
|Standard accessory||Flower-shaped lens hood|
|Mounts available||Nikon, Canon, Sony|