Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Canon

Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Canon

Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Canon

B&H # TA18270CAF MFR # AFB008C-700
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Product Highlights

  • Compact, Lightweight 15x Zoom Lens
  • For Use with Canon Digital SLR Cameras
  • For APS-C Image Sensor Cameras
  • Piezo Drive Ultrasonic AF Motor
  • Zoom Wide Angle to Ultra Telephoto
  • Vibration Compensation (VC) Mechanism
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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 overview

  • 1Description

The Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD AF Lens for Canon 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. 28-419mm in 35mm format. Designed as an "all-in-one" lens, it will meet almost all photographic opportunities without changing lenses.

The addition of PZD (Piezo Drive) ultrasonic autofocus motor helps make this lens lighter, shorter and slimmer than any previous lens in this category, and provides faster, quieter auto-focusing.

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 longer range of focal length.  This lens will focus down to 19.3" (0.49 m) throughout the zoom range.

This lens is designed exclusively for DSLR cameras with smaller-size sensors. It is NOT compatible with 35mm film cameras and DSLR cameras with image sensors larger than 24 x 16mm.

Compact, lightweight 15x zoom lens
For use with Canon digital SLR cameras
For APS-C image sensor cameras
Vibration Compensation (VC) system is incorporated into the lens
A new level of compactness, performance, and speed is achieved with the addition of PZD (Piezo Drive), an innovative ultrasonic autofocus motor based on an advanced piezoelectric design
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.
UPC: 725211008019
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Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Canon
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 6-Year Warranty (U.S.A Only)
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    Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 18 - 270mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
    Minimum: f/22 - 40
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
    Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 75° - 5°
    Minimum Focus Distance 19.3" (49 cm)
    Magnification 0.26x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 16 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Physical
    Filter Thread 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.8" (7.37 x 9.65 cm)
    Weight 15.87 oz (450 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.6 x 4.6"

    Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 reviews

    AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Canon is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 379.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Big disappointment -returned Bought it based on excellent reviews all over the net as all-in-one lens for Canon -T1i. Compared with 18-55 kit lens - in 9 out of 10 pictures kit lens had visibly sharper focus. Against 55-250 - Tamron looks a little better on telephoto end, at normal end is clearly out of focus. Got better results with manual focus. Returned it for refund -excellent service from B&H. May be was a bad copy, but did not want to spend another couple of days in frustration. Pretty bad zoom creep as well, heavy and pricey for the quality offered. Lesson learned - if something looks too good to be true - usually it is.
    Date published: 2012-01-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good lens for the money HOWEVER I purchased this lens prior to leaving for a holiday in Australia and New Zealand. After shooting nearly 4600 images, I was impressed. Results were good ... the lens was sharp overall but sharper in the mid-range than in the long telephone (270mm). My complaints are these: 1) there was unexpected flare in photos taken in the direction of a brightly lit area and 2) why Tamron chose to offer this lens in a Canon mount when the rotation of the zoom is just the opposite of what you find on Canon lenses is beyond comprehension. It's apparently designed for Nikon with a Canon mount. Nice lens however I would never buy another Tamron for these two reasons. Having said that, the zoom (18-270) is ideal for traveling.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great travel lens This is a nice compact zoom that is great for travel. The 18-270mm is the equivalent of a 28-430mm in a 355 mm equivalents, and it meant that I could get some great telephoto shots. The VC worked ok - it's a bit strange though because when you press the shutter release half-way to lock focus, the view shifts slightly and the VC is engaged. Overall the lens is reasonably sharp and focuses relatively quickly. I was pleased with that I had this on my trip to SE Asia instead of my 18-55mm and 70-200mm lenses (though I did miss the f2.8 and f4 of the other lenses - it is a bit slow). It has some trouble focusing in low-light. Still for the price it's hard to beat.
    Date published: 2014-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice and affordable The lens's range will allow me to photograph everything from trains/stations, parks and wildlife on safari with one lens. Recommended by a friend who uses this and is an accomplished amateur photographer/president of a southern Ca. club. Quality has been very crisp. lens creep is prevented by using the lock; though it doesn't even without it. I have used the movie feature to take pictures of my sisters dog. Didn't study the process beforehand, just started a test. It's amazing. Will replace the need to cart my 9yr old (and huge compared to current sizes) camcorder on safari. I definitely recommend it; especially at it's current price.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lens for the price! First and foremost this lens cannot be compared to an L series lens. That said it is very capable and produces high quality images paired with my Canon t3i throughout most of it's range. Like others have noted images shot lower than f6.3 can be rather soft so a tripod is definitely required in any situation other than very bright light. The Piezo drive definitely increases focal accuracy and speed over the other Tamron Di II VC lens but can still struggle in very low light. Filters are also advised for most situations but I've found a few mid priced B&W lens as well as a reverse graduated Singh Ray that pair very well with the Tamron. Overall a very strong lens for the price.
    Date published: 2013-01-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Lens I was interested in purchasing a lens with a longer zoom range. I thought of going for a 70-200/300 but decided that the convenience of an all in one zoom outweighed the decrease in image quality. Unfortunately, the decrease in image quality was too noticeable for my taste. If you don't really care too much about image quality, this is a great all-around lens. It is light and the VC is amazing. However, at the shorter and longer end of the zoom range, the corners are really soft. Otherwise, it's not terrible. Decided to return it and save up to purchase the Canon 24-105L. Even though I'll have a lower zoom range, I will have better image quality.
    Date published: 2013-04-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great walk around or travel lens - I have used this lens on a Canon 7D for a walk around lens when I don't want to carry a camera bag, and for travel - The zoom range is great for a cropped sensor camera -The image stabilization feature (VC) works very well. It can be slow to react and sometimes causes a picture to blur if you snap the picture while the VC is homing in. -The focus sounds a bit cheap and is a tad slow, but that's really my only negative - I used the camera at an air show and really got close to the subjects and got really clear pictures back from the VC that otherwise would've been blurred - The lens isn't too heavy or bulky and at 18mm it does not stick out much farther than the 18-55mm stock lens.
    Date published: 2013-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Vacation and All-Round lens ever I purchased this lens for vacation as I didn't want to be lugging around four separate lenses. All my other lenses are Canon and I was concerned initially that it wouldn't work as well, but it was fantastic! A range of 18-270 got every single shot I could have hoped for. I was even able to get a little nice bokeh in bright light zoomed way in on my children's faces or wildlife. I would say the autofocus was just a smiget behind my pricey Canon lenses and it did best when choosing a focal point vs. having it on auto - that's any lens really though. This aperture range isn't for low light situations. But, you would never regret purchasing this lens as you can do most anything with it.
    Date published: 2014-01-02
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