Tamron recently announced two additions to their lineup of zoom lenses: the APS-C-dedicated 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro and the full-frame compatible 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD. The focal-length range of each lens covers wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, making both ideally suited to everyday shooting scenarios. The 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 lens has macro capability and can focus as close as 15” with a 1:2.9 magnification ratio. In addition to a three-axis image stabilization mechanism and Piezo Drive (PZD) ultrasonic autofocus system, these all-in-one lenses have an advanced optical system optimized to produce high-quality imagery for a wide range of shooting tasks.
To further enhance image quality throughout the zoom range, Tamron equipped both pieces with their Broad-Band Anti-Reflection (BBAR) coating and an advanced optical design. Four low-dispersion glass elements, three aspherical elements, one hybrid aspherical element, and other refractive index-matched elements minimize chromatic aberration and enhance brightness, sharpness, and clarity. Both lenses are available with Canon EF, Nikon F, or Sony A lens mounts.
|28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD||16- 300mm f/3.5-6.3|
Di II VC PZD MACRO
|Compatible Format||APS-C or full-frame||APS-C|
|Focal Length (35mm Equivalent on APS-C)||28-300mm (approx. 42-450mm)||16-300mm (approx. 24-450mm)|
|Angle of View||75°23’ – 8°15’ (full-frame); 52°58’ – 5°20’ (APS-C)||82°12’ - 5°20’|
|Lens Construction||19 elements in 15 groups||16 elements in 12 groups|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.6' / 49cm||1.3' / 39cm|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:3.5 (at 300mm focal length)||1:2.9 (at 30mm focal length)|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7||7|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A||Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A|
|Dimensions||2.9 x 3.8" / 74.4 x 96mm||3 x 3.9" / 75 x 99.5mm|
|Weight||1.2 lb / 540 g||1.2 lb / 540 g|