Review Lens: Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon

Lens Overview - Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5

A true all-in-one lens, the Nikon F-mount 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD from Tamron is a versatile 15x zoom covering wide-angle to super telephoto fields of view within a compact form factor. Maintaining image quality from wide to tele, an advanced optical design is employed with a series of aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to control a variety of aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and clarity. A BBAR coating has also been applied to individual elements in order to minimize flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Contributing to greater flexibility, VC image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake to better enable handheld shooting in low-light conditions and a PZD autofocus motor affords quick and quiet focusing performance. Additionally, a fluorine coating has been added to the front lens element to repel fingerprints and smudging for easier cleaning.

All-in-one zoom is designed for DX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs and provides a 27-405mm equivalent focal length range.
One anomalous partial dispersion (AD) element and two low dispersion (LD) elements are used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve high clarity with accurate color rendering.
One hybrid aspherical element and two molded glass aspherical elements are featured to minimize spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range in order to promote greater sharpness.
BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coating has been applied to lens elements to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.
VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization is incorporated into the lens' design to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting in low-light conditions.
PZD (piezoelectric drive) is used to achieve fast, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance to suit both still photography and video applications.
Fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element to repel water, fingerprints, and smudges for easier cleaning of the lens surface.
UPC: 725211008057

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Focal Length18 to 270mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 405mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 40
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View75° 33' to 5° 55'
Minimum Focus Distance1.61' / 49 cm
Maximum Magnification0.26x
Optical Design16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.93 x 3.46" / 74.4 x 88 mm
Weight15.87 oz / 450 g

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Lens Technical

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Name Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD NikonSony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFujifilm FUJINON XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/3.5f/3.5f/3.5
Year 201020182018
Mount Type Nikon F DXSony EFujifilm X
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Superwide,lens Wide,lens Medium
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $649$600$300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 181815
Global 12.5488
Effective Mega Pixel 4.73115
Distorsion 0.713288
Vignetting -0.853207
Tstop 6.05265
Ac 8.7859
Vignetting Ranking 5895
Tstop Ranking 11589
Ac Ranking 6411
Pixel Depth 20.9
Price Sensor 2000
Sensor Raw 20.87
Sensor Format Sensor Apsc
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Dec. 2010Jan. 2018Jan. 2018
Brand TamronSonyFujifilm


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