Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Sony

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Sony

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Sony

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Product Highlights

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

  • 1Description

The Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Sony is a 15x high power zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using the more compact APS-C 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.

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 APS-C-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 Sony digital SLR cameras
For APS-C image sensor cameras
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: 725211008033
In the Box
Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Sony
  • 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 Sony A
    Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
    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 No
    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) 5.8 x 4.6 x 4.6"

    Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 reviews

    18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Sony is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 45.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rarely off the camera! Once again, rarely off the camera. I owned the first version of the 18-270 on my Canons, and bought the new PZD version as soon as I could after switching to Sony. Out of the box, the zoom was a little stiff, and the autofocus made some unusual noises. However, after a couple of hours, the zoom smoothed out (even better than the original) and the lens is nearly silent when focusing. Focus is fast, and considering the range of focal lengths, amazingly sharp. I'm not sure if it's sharper than the non-PZD version, but it is at least as good. Note that when using with a polarizing filter, some hunting will probably occur at longer focal lengths, as a polarizer will rob you of up to two stops of light.
    Date published: 2012-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great I've used this lens to shoot fireworks, birds and the super moon. I was very pleased with the results. The motor is very quiet and did not disturb the birds even at a fairly close distance. I purchased this because I wanted something that would give me a broader range of options without constantly changing lens for close up and distance. I love taking photos of wildlife and landscapes. This lens will allow more variety in my photography when moving from the distant mountain tops to close up wildlife. It makes my camera slightly heavier than what I am used to but not more than I expected.
    Date published: 2014-07-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tamron 18-270 Most Versatile Travel Lens I owned the previous version of this lens and took it to Europe twice, always proving to be the most versatile and reliable travel lens. I own Sony Alpha cameras and the Tamron 18-250 was nearly always my walk-around choice. After significant research I recently upgraded to the 18-270 and don't regret the choice. I realize it's not the sharpest at the long end, but it's reasonably sharp while zoomed out and in the middle. The focus is almost silent and the size is unbeatable. Great lens at a good price.
    Date published: 2013-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the kit lenses I like the range of this lens - obviously that is the part that catches everyone's eye. I wanted this to replace the kit 18-55mm and the 55-200mm lenses and have a large range. It is a good lens, better than the Sony kit lenses and it takes up less space, obviously. The downside of this lens is that it collapses and expands at will, so you have to hold it steady at the focal length you want, and put the lock switch on when you store your DSLR. The wide-angle is pretty good, not the best; the zoon is pretty good, not the best but in between everything looks pretty darn good. The sweet spot of this lens is between 50 and 200mm. The Bokeh is OK, I guess. You're paying for convenience, but if you want a great lens, you may want to spend more money. For $ this is a good buy, even better if you can sell the 2-3 lenses in your bag it will replace if you like it.
    Date published: 2011-05-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from One lens to rule them al(most) Imagine never having to switch lenses - I did! My dreams (mostly) came true with the Tamron 18-270 Di II. The lens itself is nice and compact and provides good response in auto focus (with my Sony SLT-A65). It allows for great portraits and good (medium to long distance) sport photography. One of the things I like is the quiet PZD drive which makes the HD movie mode on my Sony SLT much more acceptable (no post audio editing). The one complaint (which I knew and accepted before I bought the lens) was the locking of the lens extension. You see with such a small body and long zoom in one package, the lens extension makes for a long barrel (which is fine) - it's just if you forget to click the lock lever, the lens will extend itself to full length quietly and simply. It really is a petty complaint - but I wanted to give you full disclosure of the one (understandable) negative
    Date published: 2012-05-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lens creep is extreme Nice lens. Have only used it a little and have some great photos. Did some tests with my Canon EOS Rebel XSi and my new Canon EOS 60D with it and my older Canon lens and was happy with the results. What I did not expect was I can not point the lens down without the zoom falling out to about 200 mm. It is OK at 18 mm but but once I zoom out to about 20-25 mm it just falls out to about 200 mm. In other words I can not take photos using zoom setting of from 20-200 mm without holding the zoom ring when I point the lens down. Not what I expected for the price.
    Date published: 2012-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens! Since purchasing this lens it is the one I use the most. I love being able to cover almost any range I need and not have to change lenses in dusty or rainy situations. The focusing is fast and accurate and best of all quiet, which is good for nature pics. The only issue is the zoom creep which can be annoying at times. I wish you could lock the lens at any time and not just in the 18mm position. Otherwise an awesome lens to own!
    Date published: 2013-03-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but not good enough A previous reviewer said that this Tamron 18-270mm lens is inferior to the less expensive Sony 18-250mm lens. I agree and would add that the Sony lens itself is inferior to the still less expensive Tamron 18-250mm lens. Newer is not always better. Cheaper sometimes is.
    Date published: 2011-09-21
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    Designed for use with:

    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II
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