Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens

Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens

Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens

B&H # TA1827035N MFR # AFB003NII-700
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Product Highlights

  • For Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
  • Zoom Wide Angle to Ultra Telephoto
  • For DX Image Sensor Cameras
  • With Built-In Motor
  • Vibration Compensation (VC) Mechanism
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Tamron B003 Overview

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The Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens is a 15x high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using the more compact (APS-C) digital size image sensors. The focal length of this lens is equivalent to approx. 27-405mm in 35mm format. Designed as an "all-in-one" lens, it will meet almost all photographic opportunities without changing lenses.

The VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism allows the use of shutter speeds that are much slower than otherwise possible, with no perceptible increase in image blur. It automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting a moving object. This feature is a must in a lens with this long of a focal length.

The AF18-270mm lens, made for the Nikon digital SLR system, incorporates a motor built into the lens itself, which gives it the capability to autofocus with all Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40 and D40x). In addition, with the motor built into the lens, focusing will be quieter and more responsive.


Special Glass Optimized for Digital SLR
Three hybrid aspherical lens elements and two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements are used to accomplish effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor to enhance the optical quality in digital photography.
Di-II Series Design
Design has been improved by adding a gold-colored band between the focus and zoom rings to enhance the appearance and make it stand out as a Di-II lens. The rubber patterns of the zoom and focus control rings have been improved at the same time to compliment the digital camera design style and to provide better handling.
In the Box
Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    Tamron B003 Specs

    Focal Length 18 to 270mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 to 6.3
    Minimum: f/22 to 40
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    FX in DX Crop Mode
    Angle of View 75° to 5°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.61' / 49 cm
    Magnification 0.28x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 18 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.1 x 3.9" / 7.87 x 9.91 cm
    Weight 1.21 lb / 550 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 4.9 x 6.1"

    Tamron B003 Reviews

    AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 239.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall Great buy. Using this lens on a Nikon d40 with a SB-600 Flash. Overall i love this lens, Tamron did a great job with this lens. It has an amazing rebate. Recommended to buy a external flash, identical pictures with the flash and on-board are noticeably different. Mine was a little noisy and difficult to zoom, it would zoom smooth until a certain point at which it almost seemed like it was binding up. A Friend has the same lens and hers is perfect, i guess just luck of the draw, 6yr warranty means it will be taken care of. I would buy this again and recommend this to my friends for a good quality, low priced, everyday Lens.
    Date published: 2011-03-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sharp but Slow I made the mistake of not returning this lens in time and am now ready to sell it on .... This lens is not good for trying to take pictures of little kids. I miss more shots than I ever have before. The VR works great, when the camera locks focus. More often then not, It won't lock on focus or takes an unacceptable amount of time to lock. I have tried in ever distance and in every lighting situation and when it works, it is great. But you will get frustrated easily. I'm sending mine back to Tamron to see if mine is defective. I hope so because I really like the concept of this lens for an everyday lens.
    Date published: 2009-02-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid but Slow to Focus Used this for about a week on my new D90. A solid lens with a sharp image and a huge range, HOWEVER, the focusing was so slow I was constantly missing shots on moving subjects - especially indoors. Even for still subjects, I felt like I had to wait forever for the focus to finally lock in. The zoom action is also very stiff which is probably not a surprise given the huge zoom range but it was still annoying. I finally sent it back and switched to the Nikkor 18-200. The latter lens focuses much faster with a much easier & smoother zoom action. It has made a world of difference. Bottom line: The focusing issue was so pronounced that I wouldn't recommend the Tamron lens.
    Date published: 2008-12-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not functional on delivery I got this lens for my Nikon D90 and it is not working with it. Out of the package it already felt odd that the lens wasn't really gliding evenly when moving from 18 through to 270. It seem to get stuck around 100- 150 and was much harder to move through this area. Then the real disappointment came when the lens was not functioning at all with the D90. It did not autofocus at first. Then it started to do it at times, I could take a few pictures and then it stopped again. That turned out to be true in all light conditions. ... After all I read about the lens, it should be a great travel lens, so I remain optimistic. We'll see.
    Date published: 2010-05-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from So many lost pictures I am a nature/landscape photographer and macro enthusiast. I bought this lens because I didn't want to shell out the $800 bucks for the Nikon 18-200 VR. I wish I would have returned it and bought what I really wanted. I have lost many many pictures because the VC auto-focus feature is so slow compared to my Nikon lenses. It says Macro but I don't get great results using it in that mode either. The continuous shoot camera feature is virtually unuseable with this lens and I have a 2 yr old grandson who moves really fast. It is a great lens if your subject is not moving and you have all the time in the world. I have to use a flash much more with this lens than I do with any other of my lenses, which are all Nikon.
    Date published: 2011-02-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT LENS!! Been a great lens so far. Haven't used it as much as I would like to, work gets in the way. But the pictures that I have taken with it have been great. I have read complaints about it not wanting to focus in low light, as long as you have a contrast point for it to find, there is no problem. Low light performance is better than I had expected. Knowing how to set your camera as far as focus points is very helpful in enabling this lens to work like you want it to. Image stabilazition works as advertised, really good. The range (18-270) is excellent, really provides good coverage.
    Date published: 2009-08-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great range...great lens..get one now!! I am a hobbyist at best...and the chance to have a single use lens when I travel was too tempting to pass up. The range of the Tamron 18-270mm lens is wonderful when you don't want to have to lug around a bag full of wide and telephone lens for different situations. I would easily recommend this to my friends and have done just that already.. The lens has many many PROs..but it isn't perfect. It is a touch on the heavy side...not cheap by any means..and because the barrel has such a large diameter, closeup shots in low light sometimes can be an issue (the flash and focus light just don't make it all the way around the lens). All in all..if you want a single lens to handle a wide range of situations...this is a perfect choice.
    Date published: 2009-01-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loving it I have 2 small children and they don't like me right in their faces taking photos. This lense has enabled me to stay back, but I can still get gorgeous close ups without them realizing! I like that this is 2 lenses in one. I was originally thinking about adding a new zoom lense to the one that came with my camera, but decided instead of having 2 lenses - I got this ONE great lense. Yes you pay more for it, but who has time to change lenses when the kids are doing something cute? It's worth the extra money to get something you really love and use! So far the only thing I don't like is it seems a little slow when zooming, the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5.
    Date published: 2011-01-17
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