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Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E

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Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • VXD Linear AF Motor
The 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD from Tamron is a versatile superzoom ideal for photographers who want an all-rounder that covers virtually any shooting situation. Characterized for its 16.6x zoom ratio and a minimum focus distance of only 5.9", it brings the best of Tamron's "all-in-one" philosophy to the Sony E audience at large. A fast and precise autofocus mechanism, Tamron's VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor, provides it with some of the best performance in its class, and it's aided by the proprietary Vibration Compensation system that supports stable photography even at ultra-telephoto focal lengths.
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Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DI III-A Overview

The 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD from Tamron is a versatile superzoom ideal for photographers who want an all-rounder that covers virtually any shooting situation. Characterized for its 16.6x zoom ratio and a minimum focus distance of only 5.9", it brings the best of Tamron's "all-in-one" philosophy to the Sony E audience at large. A fast and precise autofocus mechanism, Tamron's VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor, provides it with some of the best performance in its class, and it's aided by the proprietary Vibration Compensation system that supports stable photography even at ultra-telephoto focal lengths.

  • All-in-one zoom, engineered specifically for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, provides a 27-450mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Tamron's Vibration Compensation uses a free-floating element, controlled through two gyroscopic sensors to measure the horizontal and vertical vibrations and compensate accordingly, eliminating camera shake.
  • Two VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motors deliver impressively quiet, quick, and precise focusing performance to suit both stills and video applications. This focusing system offers a minimum focusing distance of 5.9' when fully zoomed out, and a 1:2 maximum magnification ratio at the wide end of the zoom range.
  • A weather-sealed construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions
UPC: 725211610014

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DI III-A Specs

Minimum Aperturef/22 to 40
Lens MountSony E
Angle of View77° 24' to 5° 30'
Optical Design19 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3 x 4.9" / 75.5 x 125.6 mm
Weight21.9 oz / 620 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.1 x 6.1 x 5.6"

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DI III-A Reviews

Incomplete but Significant Review - to be updated

By Marianne
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

I just recently received this lens but have not had a chance to use it BUT I want to say that I am really excited that it works seamlessly with my Sony cameras APSC settings - with the Sony a1 I can actually put the setting on Auto & the camera will automatically adjust to APSC or Full Frame. For me, this is huge!

It's everything I could have asked for.

By Charles R
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

I still plan to use my Sony 18-135 when I want a lighter kit and need only moderate zoom, such as walking around a city all day. However, I love this Tamron 18-300. It is perfect for landscapes and sports, and pretty darn good for wildlife. What I am especially impressed with is how exceptional its vibration reduction is. I am shocked at how sharp my fully-zoomed, low-shutter-speed pictures are turning out. I have been using Sony A6x cameras for many years. I wish this lens would have been available years ago.

Tamron 18-300 mm lens.

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-30

Great, all purpose lens! I will keep on my Sony a6000 all the time.

Does the job!

By Claude
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

A cheap all around zoom perfect for my apsc.

Well worth the price

By Sandra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-02

This is an amazing lens for the price. The range is unbelievable. The tamron 35-150 f2-2.8 for Sony E at more than twice the price is clearly better in low light and wildlife situations, but I'm keeping this on a backup camera.

At Long Last a Terrific Zoom Lens for Sony A6300

By Miriam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-01

I've waited several years to get a lens of this range for my Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera. I'd previously used as Adapter to connect my other Tamron or Canon Lenses to go onto the Sony A6300, with spotty results. In cold weather, the Adapter did not work, and I had to take off the lens and put it back on. The new Tamson 18-300 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E is lightweight, fluid, tack sharp. Too bad Tamron did not come out with this earlier.

worth the wait

By Stefano
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

I waited 2 months for this lens. I do have the Sony 16-50 f2.8, which is my bread and butter, but I wanted something with a longer reach for outdoor and travel photos. I like that the photos seem contrasty and sharp. On the A6100 it focuses quickly, much better than the Sony RX10 M3, which I am getting rid of as this lens offers a similar reach on a higher resolution and larger sensor. Image stabilization works well in handheld video mode for man in the street interviews and run and gun shooting. The lens is a bit hefty, it extends quite a bit, and I wish it was a a bit wider like 17mm, but in the end I can take 2 images and have Lightroom stitch them together. Great lens for hikes, travel, close wilderness. I would buy it again. Of course for interiors you need a brighter lens, but at least the maximum aperture here does not decrease too quickly at longer focal lengths.

Wonderful lens for what I wanted!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-31

This is a great lens. No it won't be better than multiple fixed length lenses but it works really well, takes good pictures with minimal distortion and weights a very reasonable weight. (Especially compared to the lens it replaces.) I used it over the holidays with flash and the pictures are very good with minimal soft corners but good sharpness in the center and out quite a way. Shots at 28 mm equiv are excellent and close up facials at 450 mm equiv are great too. I really enjoyed the lens for these opportunities. Have not used it outside as yet but will and expect to use it birding.

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Do we have a date to purchase this lens?

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Asked by: Jakob
Thanks for that info, I just purchased the Tamron 11-20 so will probably purchase this one in January.
Answered by: Jakob
Date published: 2021-10-30

Will this lens work with the Sony A9?

Will this lens work with the Sony A9?
Asked by: Anne
The Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E is designed only for cameras with an APS-C sized image sensor, so it is not compatible with the full-frame A9.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-09-08

Where this lens made?

Where this lens made?
Asked by: Dmitry
The Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E is manufactured in Vietnam.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2021-08-30

Can this lens be a good choice for group ...

Can this lens be a good choice for group photography?
Asked by: Saula
Body and supplied lens hood are both plastic, but feel reinforced and strong. The lens mount is nicely machined and finished metal (probably chrome or nickel plated brass), and fits my Alpha camera smoothly and as solidly as any Sony manufactured lens.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-12-05

Will this lens work with a Sony Alpha?

Will this lens work with a Sony Alpha?
Asked by: dianne
Unfortunately, you did not identify the model camera you own, so I cannot list a full reply concerning the lens' compatibility. That being said, if you are using a Sony Alpha interchangeable lens camera that uses the Sony E-mount and uses the APS-C sensor, then yes, the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E would be fully compatible for use on your camera. If your camera is a Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless digital camera that uses the Sony E-mount lens mount, then the lens will attach, but do note you would need to use the APS-C Crop Mode in the camera by going to MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [JPEG Image Size] → desired setting. Do note this will reduce the maximum resolution you may use to capture your image. Also note the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E will not be compatible for use with Sony Alpha A-mount DSLR cameras.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-09-05

Does it have image stabilization/OSS? How does it ...

Does it have image stabilization/OSS? How does it compare to the Sony OSS?
Asked by: Jeffrey
It's a Tamron "VC" lens. That means it has internal image stabilization
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-09-02

Will this lens work with a Sony a7R?

Will this lens work with a Sony a7R?
Asked by: LYNN
It will work with the A7R but in "crop mode" ONLY. The sampling resolution will change from 36.4 MP to 15 MP. The effective magnification will INCREASE by 1.5X and the angle of view will DECREASE by 1.5X at any given focal length setting. Focusing range will remain the same.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-09-08

Is this compatible with the Sony A7rII?

Is this compatible with the Sony A7rII?
Asked by: Jaime
The answer to this is technically yes. This lens is designed for use with crop sensor/APS-C cameras and the a7 rII is a full frame camera so you'll only be getting the crop sensor/APS-C sensor framing if you use this on a full frame.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-08-26
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