Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro

The Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro features 18-270mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-6.3. The lens construction has 18 elements in 13 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75°33′ degrees. Closest focusing distance at 19.3in.(0.49m) and has a filter size of 72mm. The Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro lens weighs 550g (19.5oz) and it measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3.9 inches long.

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Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro Reviews

Lenstip reviews the Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro and writes;
“On stopping down to f/4.0 the vignetting decreases to 34% and by f/5.6 it reaches 20%. By f/8.0 we get 18% and by f/11 it is still 16%. The vignetting decrease is slow, then, and even after a very significant stopping down it doesn’t want to become imperceptible. At 50 mm focal length the vignetting at the maximum aperture is 27% (-0.92 EV). Both the Nikkor (21%) and the Sigma (17%) fared better there but the Tamron prevails over them on stopping down. By f/5.6 the brightness loss in the frame corners amounts to 18% and by f/8 it decreases to an imperceptible level of 10%.”
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Photozone reviews the Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro and writes;
“The center performance is generally decent but the border quality could/should be better especially at large aperture settings. The long end of the zoom range does also suffer from rather hefty lateral CAs (color shadows) which doesn’t really help to lift the quality perception here. The amount of image distortions it quite typical: hefty barrel distortions at 18mm but actually a pretty decent correction at all other settings. The vignetting is, surprisingly, a lesser issue although you may spot some hints at max. aperture settings.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

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User Opinions

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro User Reviews

I love this lens…small, great focal range, very sharp!
“I had the first version of this lens which I like very much — and much to surprise, this much smaller, much lighter, but higher quality lens from Tamron is even better!….The photos are sharp across the entire focal range (better than the Nikon 18-200) with a much better focal range.” – By RonAnnArbor
Rating: ★★★★★

Couldn’t be more pleased
“Overall, this is an excellent, excellent lens. Great size and weight, very fast and quiet focusing even at 270mm when indoors in dim light…with easily correctable shortcomings (and frankly, I’m being a little bit of a pixel peeper…even without post-processing the images are very solid).” – By Vance
Rating: ★★★★★

very impressed so far
“the auto-focus is quiet and quick, and works well in surprisingly dim lighting, or with small/thin foreground elements. As with all lenses, it still ‘hunts’ when given a very difficult case, but does so intelligently; usually opting to adjust a small amount rather than slamming all the way to one end of the range” – By iestyn Bleasdale-Shepherd
Rating: ★★★★☆

MUCH improved over the last model
“The PZD auto-focus works great and is very quiet, and having vibration compensation (Tamron’s term for image stabilization) gives you 2-3 stops extra in low-light situations.” – By John Helzer
Rating: ★★★★★

Just became the default lens for my T1i
“The image stabilizing function (VC) worked well, but I’d rate it as being worth about 2 stops instead of the 4 that Tamron claims. In a quiet environment you can hear the VC motors doing their thing but it’s certainly not obtrusive.” – By Larry B
Rating: ★★★★☆

Worth the wait
“I took some outdoor shots using close and regular distance shots and I am impressed with the quality and sharpness. I took close pictures of plants and trees in my backyard and it almost look like you have a macro glass.” – By J. Marfori
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent travel lens!
“Well, back to 18-270 PZD – love it and keeping it for sure… The only bug is – VC is killing me!!! Looks like lens thinking about my handholding method as it is a tripod and occasionally blurring the image… I guess I have to start shaking my hands… ;-) At lower shutter speeds (below 1/15) it works great!” – By Karen Grigoryan
Rating: ★★★★★

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Manual

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro User Manual

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Features

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD ASPH IF Macro Specifications

The acclaimed Tamron 18-270mm VC all-in-one zoom for APS-C format DSLRs has reached an astonishing new level of compactness, performance, and speed with the addition of PZD (Piezo Drive), an innovative ultrasonic autofocus motor based on an advanced piezoelectric design. The result is a lens that’s considerably lighter, noticeably shorter with a much slimmer profile than any previous lens in its class, and provides faster, quieter auto-focusing.

Signature features that have made this amazingly versatile lens the world standard in its class have been retained. They include a 28-419mm equivalent (15X) zoom range, an improved compact and lightweight Vibration Compensation (VC) system, macro focusing to 19.3 inches throughout, and, of course, superlative imaging performance.

Technical Specifications:
* Focal Length; 18-270,
* Maximum Aperture: F/3.5 – 6.3,
* Angle of view (diagonal): 75°33′- 5°55′,
* Lens construction: 16 elements, 13 groups,
* Minimum focus distance: 19.3 in (0.49m),
* Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 3.8 (at f=270mm: MFD 0.49m),
* Filter size: Ø62mm,
* Length: 3.8 in (96.4mm),
* Diameter: Ø74.4mm (2.9 in),
* Weight: 450g (15.9 oz), No. of diaphragm blades: 7,
* Minimum aperture: F/22 – 40,
* Standard accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood. This lens is designed to fit Canon DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors.


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