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

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Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Nikon
Key Features
  • Compact, Lightweight 15x Zoom Lens
  • For Use with Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
  • For APS-C Image Sensor Cameras
  • Piezo Drive Ultrasonic AF Motor
The Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Nikon 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, short 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.

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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Overview

The Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Nikon 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, short 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 Nikon 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.

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Specs

Focal Length
18 to 270mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 405mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
75° to 5°
Minimum Focus Distance
19.3" / 49.02 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.26x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.9 x 3.8" / 7.37 x 9.65 cm
Weight
15.87 oz / 0.45 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.9 x 4.6 x 4.6"

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Reviews

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question

I just bought this lens to work with my D3300 and my first impression is that I'm very disappointed. When zoomed in fully to 270mm, it appears to be the exact same level of zoom as 200mm on the Nikon lens that came with the camera. Is there a reasonable expanation for this discrepancy?
Asked by: Jennifer B.
First, let us say we are sorry to hear you are very disappointed. We, of course, do not want this to happen at all. But please hear us out. On your camera there is actually an image size difference between 200 and 270mm. You can test if you put your camera on a tripod and frame up on an object with vertical lines like a bookshelf where you can line up certain books on the left and right. Do so at 200mm then zoom to 270mm. You will not see the books you framed at 200mm. If you frame at 200mm with this new lens, take it off and put on the old 200mm lens, you will see the same frame of books. Granted the change is not dramatic but this is the physics of light and lenses. To further explain camera focal lengths, 70mm makes a huge difference in the 30-100mm range. However, once you go beyond 100mm, to see a noticeable visual difference, you will need to use 100-200-300mm as increments, not 10-20-30mm. On the other end, in going from 24mm to 11mm, those 13mm are a huge difference.If you wish a dramatic increase of magnification for your camera, we would suggest a Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon B&H # TA1506005N. It is about the most you can get without going into the multi-thousands of dollars.If this is out of the budget, you can use the Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens for Nikon F B&H # TA18400N. You will get to 400mm which is pretty good for an DX/APS-C camera like the Nikon D3300.To return an item within 30 days, please contact B&H Customer Service. https://bhpho.to/2caRE5LWe hope that after our explanation you are now only disappointed, not very disappointed.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this lens have a lock so it doesn't creep out when holding the camera down?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. The lock can be seen on the right side in the image on the B&H website with the word lock It slides forward to prevent the lens from rotating and therefore extending. I have had no problems with either engaging or disengaging the lock.
Answered by: Gordon R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

My sister wants to know which way the zoom operates... To zoom in closer on something, do you turn it clockwise or counterclockwise?
Asked by: Anonymous
From behind the camera turn the zoom ring clockwise.
Answered by: Billy M.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does the Nikon (or Tamron) 18-270mm lens work on my D700? And it's there still vignetting? Thank you, Gretchen
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens was designed to be used on APS-C cropped sensor cameras. The D700 is a full frame sensor camera. Although the lens will physically mount on the camera, it will only use a portion of the sensor and the focal length will be cropped 1.5X.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this lens work well with Nikon D750?
Asked by: Mark
only in DX mode!
Answered by: Neil H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I'm new and I want to shoot Wildlife, Moon, Milky Way. Would this lens be good? I am on a budget and I would like to do it right the first time. I use Nikon 5500 18-55mm now and it's ok but birds prefer me at a distance.
Asked by: Frank H.
The 18-270 doesn't have a long enough telephoto for wildlife. I got the Tamron 16-300mm recently and this isn't as telephoto as I would like, but better. This lens is the most usable, without having to change lenses. It's on my camera all the time!! I don't like changing lenses.
Answered by: Roddie S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Currently using this lens on my Nikon d5000 and am very happy with it. Thinking of purchasing a Nikon d7200; will this lens work on that camera body also?
Asked by: Patti C.
I have the 7000 it works well with that
Answered by: MARY C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I have this same lens but it says 'for canon'. Can I use this with a Nikon camera?
Asked by: Jeanne J.
I don't think so because mounting is very different from Nikon to Canon
Answered by: veronica h.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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