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

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Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for FUJIFILM X
Key Features
  • X-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 FUJIFILM X 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 FUJIFILM X 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 FUJIFILM X-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: 725211610021

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

Focal Length18 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 450mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 40
Lens MountFUJIFILM X
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View77° 24' to 5° 30'
Tilt-ShiftNot Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Focus Distance5.9" / 15 cm
Optical Design19 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3 x 5" / 75.5 x 125.8 mm
Weight21.9 oz / 620 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 6.1 x 5.5"

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

Tamron X mount 18-300

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-17

What a win, win this was. Great service from B&H and a lens for my XT3 that does everything I want it to. No more carrying extra lenses and having to change lenses. This lens may not be for you but if your thinking of it then go for it. I love mine and I've been photographing for 49 years so it's not like I'm just starting out. It's great.

Finally it's available!

By Jessica
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-18

This is the perfect lens for someone who doesn't like to change lenses. I love the focal length flexibility. I've used and have Tamron lenses so I know it's made well. I've waited for this lens to be available and then bought the camera. I don't regret my purchase at all.

Perfect for traveling

By Michael P
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

This lens finally came in stock just in time for a trip to Europe. It worked like a charm and kept me from having to change lenses under sometimes challenging conditions. Not as sharp as my Fuji lenses, but perfect for travel photos.

From an experienced creator

By Jose
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-07

This is potentially the most honest review I've ever written, I really hope you take some time to read and make your decisions from there. I anxiously waited for this lens to come out on B&H for my Fuji X-S10. I do a lot of travel so having the 18-300 range would really take care of the lens switching nuisance many of us have. After months and months of waiting, the lens was finally here and I made the purchase. I had a very brief time with the lens and went out shooting a series of genres, from landscape to wildlife and even lifestyle. As much as it hurts me to say, the lens really failed to meet expectations. I shot a series of focal lengths and only about the 40mm was sharp enough for me. Compared to other lenses I use, this was by far the least sharp. It does save money and covers a wide range of distances. If you're an amateur/occasional photographer maybe it won't make much difference but if you shoot on a frequent basis, I highly recommend looking at other options. I returned the lens for reasons unrelated to its performance but after looking at the shots I got, I choose to invest in something different that I know will match my objectives. Really hope this helps, especially if you were just about to make this purchase.

problems with autofocus

By Mary
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-02

I had serious problems with autofocus. Sometimes the camera would lose it's mind and I had to turn the camera off and on several times. Even then many shots were blurry. Many shots looked fine in the led screen, but were was too soft or blurry on the computer monitor. I had to discard the most of the my shots. It's not up Fujifilm standards. I have 5 other Fujifilm lenses, all of which are better, even the slightly soft 18-135.

A great Kit lens, but image quality and focus are lacking

By Wendell
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

I had high hopes for this lens, as other Tamron lenses I have are excellent. Incredible range, fairly small and light, but for me it just misses the mark. The edges and corners are soft at most focal lengths, and it focuses poorly at the longer focal lengths, 200mm to 300mm. I was never able to get an image in focus of birds on a rock. The focus seems to be behind the subject. I even shot at 1/1000 of a second to make sure there was no camera movement. It's a great kit and travel lens if image quality and critical focus at the higher mm lengths aren't important to you. It took me a little while to test the lens, and now I've missed the 30-day return window, so look for it on E-Bay.

Mediocre lens

By Craig
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-04

I ordered this lens with some guarded optimism however after extensive use, I ended up selling it. The image quality and autofocus speed were disappointing. A lens with a focal length of 18-300 is exceedingly complex to design/manufacture. Unfortunately the technology does not currently exist to build such a lens that performs well. Only Nikon has an 18-300 and it too is not well rated. Expectations were not very high for this inexpensive but complex lens. It's especially soft at the 200-300 range, photos lack pop and are just blah. Nice effort by Tamron to bring this lens to market. I really, really wanted to like this lens but images were generally much worse than those from my Fuji lenses. You do get what you pay for. I bought this lens to allow me to take more photos with less gear, instead I got a lens that produced less keepers of lower quality and with more frustration. Maybe in a few years an improved version will come out.

I wanted a travel lens

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

I wanted an all-around lens for travel rather than carry 3 lenses and a couple of bodies. Originally got the 18 to 200 but swapped it for this lens. This is exactly what I wanted. Wide and long all in one lens. I can travel much lighter now. The only issue is it's a variable f-stop not fixed. Not a real big issue for my travel needs.

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