Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Lens for Sony

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Lens for Sony

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Lens for Sony

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Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Lens for Sony

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  • Sony A Lens Mount
  • For Cameras with APS-C Sensors
  • 24-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5-6.3 to f/22-40
  • Magnification Ratio of 1:2.9
  • One UXR & Four Aspherical Elements
  • One XR & Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • Piezo Drive Autofocus System
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 15.3"
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Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 overview

  • 1Description

The Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Lens for Sony is a wide-angle to telephoto zoom lens for Sony A-mount APS-C cameras that features a versatile 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-450mm. This provides users with an extremely wide-angle and super telephoto lens in one convenient package. Also, it has an aperture range from f/3.5-6.3 to f/22-40 across the zoom range.

The 16-300mm is also capable of decent macro capabilities with a reproduction ratio of 1:2.9 when zoomed in to 300mm. This is due to a minimum focus distance of 15.3". Also, for excellent image quality, numerous special glass elements are used in the lens design. There are one Hybrid Aspherical element, three Molded-Glass elements, two Low Dispersion elements, one Extra Refractive Index element, and one Ultra-Extra Refractive Index element.

For general use, there is a Piezo Drive autofocus system which is powered by a fast and quiet standing-wave ultrasonic motor. This allows you to quickly achieve focus for sharp images. And, included with the lens are a flower-shaped lens hood as well as front and rear lens caps.

Enhanced support for contrast-detection autofocus and when using Live View modes. Also, this lens has full-time manual focusing capabilities
Lens construction of 16 elements in 12 groups
Angle of view of 82°12' to 5°20'
Uses 67mm threaded filters
Seven diaphragm blades
Moisture-resistant construction
High quality lens coatings minimize ghosting and flares in order to provide sharp, high contrast images
Aspherical elements work to correct spherical aberrations and limit distortion
Low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in an image
XR and UXR elements help to decrease the size of the lens, enabling this zoom lens to remain compact
UPC: 725211016021
In the Box
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Lens for Sony
  • Lens Hood
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 specs

    Focal Length 16 - 300mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 450 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
    Minimum: f/22 - 40
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 82° 12' - 5° 20'
    Minimum Focus Distance 15.3" / .39 m
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.9
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.95 x 3.92" / 75 x 99.5 mm
    Weight 19 oz / 539 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 5.4 x 5.0"

    Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 reviews

    16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO Lens for Sony is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tamron 16 - 300 MM lens for Sony I'm a serious amateur photographer who always has my Sony Alpha 55 nearby to snap one of a kind shots. I've had the Tamron 18-250 lens for the last three years. I've always liked the older lens because I don't like to change lens for fear of dust and dirt getting on the sensor. When I first heard that Tamron was going to make the extremely flexible lens even more so I jumped on the bandwagon as quickly as I could. I had to wait three months for the Sony version to arrive, but it was well worth the wait. I've now been using the 16-300 for about two weeks and it's superb. I can't notice any distortion at any setting and it has a very rugged feel. I also feel the cost was quite reasonable and an excellent value.
    Date published: 2014-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from the lens I have been waiting for My 18-200 has been my all around favorite for a long time, but now I have found even better. This new Tamron adds just the right amount extension and makes it all Macro. An added plus is the lock to keep the barrel set where you want it when you are shooting down. You won't be disappointed with this lens.
    Date published: 2014-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens Great replacement for two lenses. It is quiet, great image quality, love the zoom range. Works great with my Sony a77. Just the lens that I wanted. Auto focus and manual focus both work great. No lens creep.
    Date published: 2014-09-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was ok My Tamron 18-270 took better pics. I wanted to get some longer shot's but at the end the pics were A little blurry & the 18-270 though not as close as I would like turned out a lot better. And more of the pic's turned out where shooting birds in flight. But if you love non-moving thing's this would be great to anyone for taking pics. I had to return it. It was not the lens for what I needed it for (fast moving things)
    Date published: 2014-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good upgrade from Tamron 18-250 I've had the Tamron 18-250 for a number of years and its provided me with the versatility in a wide number of scenarios. Landscape, gardens (close-ups), family occasions etc. The mechanical focus was a little slow - not too bad on the Sony A55. I was looking for that little extra range - 16-300 and the PZD focus motor - which clinched the purchase. I haven't shot many photos yet with the new 16-300, but so far I've got some cracking shots. You need to be a little careful in using the F6.3 to F11 (sweet spot) if you're looking for the best resolution and sharpness. You're never going to get the sharpness or resolution that you get in a prime lens, but if you choose your settings, you can get very acceptable sharp pictures with the most amazing 18+ zoom range. The 16-300 is a little heavier @540g compared to the 18-250 @450g, so I'm getting a little more exercise on my photo outings :) The most significant improvement is the PZD focus motor. It is almost silent and MUCH faster to lock on to the subject. The old 18-250 has lens creep (when you aim the camera down, the lens extends) - this never bothered me but it really seemed to bother others ;) No lens creep at all with the 16-300. One extra really cool feature is the instant manual focus override. Even after you've done the autofocus, if you want to make a manual adjustment, just grab the focus ring and twist to adjust. I've been waiting for a while to make this purchase - and I'm delighted that I did. I've noticed some pretty nice Bokeh on my shots too. The only small niggle that I have is that I always keep the lens hood attached (in reverse) for when I'm shooting close into the sun's direction. This unfortunately obstructs part of the focus ring when fully zoomed out. I'm sure that I'll adapt my finger-work to work around this. No points deducted for this design oversight. A solid (and slightly weighty) construction but the performance for the massive 16-300 (24-450) zoom range is great.
    Date published: 2015-03-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I really wanted it to work I bought the lens to use as an all in one travel lens. with my Sony 6000 and A7RIIcameras My mistake was using it on an E-Mount Camera with an adapter. It is just too slow and a little heavy. I'm sure the lens would be great on an A-Mount camera so I can't really give an accurate review. Now to decide between the Tamron 18-200 and Sony 18-200
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the flexibility of this lens This lens will be my go to lens as was the old one. It has more wide angle and focuses so much faster than the old one did. It is the lens I would travel with as it covers many jobs in one lens. Have not really found anything ungreat so far. Maybe could have a larger f number such as 2.0. but one can't have everything. I wish they could have kept the diameter at 62 mm as now I have a whole bunch of filters that don't fit. My Coken filters don't fit, nor does my star filter,polarizer, uv filter, etc so those all will need to be duplicated and what do I do with the old ones.
    Date published: 2015-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens really surprised me I took this lens on my trip along with my Sony 16-50mm f2.8 for indoor photos and my 70-300mm Sony G SSM2 lens for clearer telephoto images. �Well, I am pleased to say my Tamron never left my camera. �I shot the whole vacation with this Tamron and the pictures were awesome. �Any CA was easily corrected with LR. �This is my everyday lens unless I do weddings or am in very low light conditions. �Tamron really makes a quality lens with regard to IQ and build so far.
    Date published: 2017-12-01
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    Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II