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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

Key Specs
Focal Length
18 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 450mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 40
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
77° 24' to 5° 30'
Tilt-Shift
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Focus Distance
5.9" / 15 cm
Optical Design
19 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3 x 4.9" / 75.5 x 125.6 mm
Weight
21.9 oz / 620 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.19 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4 x 6.1 x 5.6"

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

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Do we have a date to purchase this lens?

Do we have a date to purchase this lens?
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

How is this lens with shooting 4K video?

How is this lens with shooting 4K video?
Asked by: seunghee
The Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E will work great for shooting video in 4K resolution.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2023-07-02

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: 2022-11-08

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: 2022-08-16

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
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