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Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD All-in-One Zoom Lens For Canon (FREE GROUND SHIPPING),($50 Mail In Rebate)
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Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD All-in-One Zoom Lens For Canon (FREE GROUND SHIPPING),($50 Mail In Rebate)

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Tamron's next generation 18-270mm, the world's lightest, smallest 15x zoom optimized for use on APS-C-DSLRs, continues the pursuit of the ideal all-in-one™ zoom lens. Combining prior award-winning achievements with new engineering breakthroughs yielded the remarkable 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Piezo Drive). Special piezoelectric technology now delivers faster, quieter precision autofocusing. Tamron's exclusive tri-axial VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, featuring three pairs of driving coils and low-friction ball bearings placed around the VC optical group, combats camera shake-related image blur. It's Tamron VC that allows handheld shooting at as many as four shutter speeds slower than otherwise possible with a dramatically stable viewfinder experience. Compactness and light weight are preserved, thanks in part to the VC mechanism's newly-developed moving coil mechanism.

Defining compositional freedom the 18-270mm Di-II VC's incredible 15x zoom range provides a 35mm picture angle equivalency of 28mm to 419mm, with image fidelity assured by advanced optical design featuring LD glass and aspherical optics, working in concert to render crisp, colorful and faithful images.

Recommended for APS-C photographers who...

  • Demand state-of-the-art-one zoom versatility and image quality.
  • Need even more subject magnification—expanding sports, nature and wildlife picture opportunities.
  • Appreciate the mobility of handheld shooting, but reject the image blur that it often introduces.
  • Want fewer lens changes, reducing instances of exposing the DSLR sensor to image-degrading dust, or missing the shot.
  • Want image quality far exceeding typical kit lens capabilities.

Tamron Di-II lenses are engineered expressly for digital SLR cameras with image sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm. Rendering an ideal image circle for APS-C sensors, Di-II lenses also include properties to optimize digital imaging performance.

Tamron's Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System

Handheld camera shake is the leading cause of blurry and unsharp pictures. Several leading companies now make lenses with built-in optical image-stabilization systems that sense the amplitude and direction of the shake and compensate by moving optical groups within the lens. Tamron's exclusive new Vibration Compensation (VC) system that's built into the Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lenses performs a similar function, but it executes it much more effectively due to its innovative breakthrough design.

PZD (Piezo Drive) piezoelectric AF motor

Piezoelectric drive replaces traveling wave energy with more efficient standing wave energy for higher AF performance with less weight and bulk. A vital contributor to compactness, PZD focuses quickly and precisely, assuring sharper results in demanding conditions with speed that captures spontaneous moments crisply—moments that might otherwise be lost to image softness. PZD is exceptionally quiet, making it ideal for nature, live performance shooting, golf and other conditions that demand quiet operation.

Low Dispersion (LD) Glass for Greater Lens Sharpness

Low dispersion (LD) glass elements in a lens help reduce chromatic aberration; the tendency of light of different colors to come to different points of focus at the image plane. Chromatic aberration reduces the sharpness of an image, but glass with an extremely lowdispersion index, has less of a tendency to separate (defract) a ray of light into a rainbow of colors. This characteristic allows the lens designer to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the center of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (towards the edges of the field) that often occurs at short focal lengths (the wide-angle end of the zoom range.)

Hybrid Aspherical Elements Provide the Ultimate in Image Quality and Compactness

Tamron uses several hybrid aspherical lens elements in many lenses bearing the Aspherical designation. These innovative optics allow us to achieve the ultimate in image quality, and at the same time produce lenses that offer remarkable zoom ranges in extraordinarily compact packages. By perfecting theses cutting-edge advances for series production, Tamron has advanced the state of optical design, and virtually eliminated spherical aberration and image distortion from the high-power-zoom series.Through the effective application of Hybrid Aspherical Technology, one lens elemen tcan take the place of multiple elements without compromising performance. This is what allows us to produce remarkably compact long-range lenses that deliver a uniformly high level of image quality at all focal lengths and apertures.

Internal Focusing (IF) System

Internal focusing (IF) provides numerous practical benefits to photographers including a non-rotating front filter ring that facilitates the positioning of polarizing and graduated filters, and more predictable handling because the lens length does not change during focusing. Even more important, Tamron's Internal Focusing (IF) system provides a much closer minimum focusing distance (MFD) throughout its entire focusing range. In addition, IF improves optical performance by minimizing illumination loss at the corners of the image field, and helps to suppress other aberrations that become more troublesome at different focusing positions.

Zoom Lock (ZL) Feature

Another original Tamron mechanical engineering concept is the Zoom Lock (ZL), a simple convenience feature that prevents undesired extension of the lens barrel when carrying the camera/lens unit on a neck strap.

Model B008
Lens Construction 16 elements in 13 groups
Angle of View 75°33' - 5°55' (APS-C size equivalent)
Diaphragm Blade Number 7
Minimum Aperture F/22 ~ F/40 (18mm-270mm)
Minimum Focus Distance 19.3in.(0.49m) (entire zoom range)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:3.8
Filter Diameter ⌀62
Weight 450g (15.9oz)*1
Length 3.5in (88mm)*2
Entire Length 3.8in (96.4mm)*2
Diameter ⌀2.9 (⌀74.4mm)
Accessory Flower-shaped Lens hood
Mount Canon, Nikon with Built-In Motor, Sony A mount*3

*1 Values given for Nikon AF cameras

*2 Length is the distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens. Entire length is the distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of the protrusion.

*3 The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of the Sony digital SLR camera includes image stabilization functionality.

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2 Reviews

100% of the reviewers recommend this product


Love this lens

  • Joe,
  •  Alfred, NY 
  • 5/6/2015 3:37:06 PM

Pros: Long zoom, compact, lightweight, easy to use

Cons: Limited low light performance, autofocus has difficult time in low light

I am not a professional photographer, I do not have dozens of other lenses to compare, and I am definitely not anal when it comes to evaluating a lens.

This being said, I was looking for a lens with a zoom that started in the 15mm to 18mm range and could zoom better than 250mm. Finding this at a reasonable cost is definitely a challenge. The reality is I will never change lenses when out and about so this was just what I was looking for.

Overall the lens feels solid. Not quite as high quality as my Canon 18mm to 55mm kit lens, but still good. As many before me have said, the lens zoom is in the opposite direction of a Canon lens. Also zooming is not entirely smooth, and it's not a champion in low light.

I have read there are image shortcoming at either end of the units range. I have not studied this in detail and have not noticed any glaring issues to my untrained eye.

Autofocus is almost as quick and almost as silent as my kit lens. Again, not perfect, but good enough for my taste. Only in low light does it tend to hunt for the correct focus, at times unable to find it.

While these are shortcomings I would not hesitate to recommend the lens. The ability to get closer to the action and the resulting pictures make it a great lens for me. I love the crisp focus and background blur generated much better than my kit lens.

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  • Anonymous,
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  • 10/10/2014 6:51:14 AM

Pros: The best lens I have ever used. I was able to take close pictures and pictures from a long distance with out changing lenses. I did add a filter when on a bus traveling through Europe. Because of the flexibility I took 2600 pictures in three weeks when traveling through out England, France, Spain, and Italy. Great lens for capturing events on a moments notice.

Cons: If I were to find anything wrong with this lens is the lens will sometimes slide out with out the lock on. It maybe only has happened four times in one and a half years.

Best lens for the price! I would suggest this lens to any one as an amateur who wants professional looking photos for family and friends. I was recommended by two semi photo professionals to purchase this lens for the experiences I have and will use in the future.

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