Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD


Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD


Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2010.
The lens belongs to the category  superzoom lenses. A superzoom lens gives you a wide zoom range, from a wider field of view (wide angle) to a more narrow field of view (telephoto) and is usually appreciated as an all-in-one travel lens.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 18-270 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 29-432 mm if you have a Canon camera or 27-405 mm if you have a Niko camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-6,3.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 18 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 270 mm the brightness is f/6,3. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
Read more about how an image stabilizer works
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "DA18".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD IF Macro (2008)
Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD (2010) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2011-2012: European Zoom Lens 2011-2012
This compact zoom lens is an excellent tool for travel photographers, who can now carry a single all-in-one zoom lens instead of the multiple lenses that would normally be needed to cover this range of focal lengths. Designed for the popular APS-C sensor format, it delivers a focal range that is suitable for anything from landscapes to wildlife photography. The lens is small and light, and the main zoom ring is comfortable and easy to operate. The maximum aperture at the wide-angle end is well suited for working in low-light conditions or when a shallow depth of field is required, and Tamron’s new piezoelectric motor achieves near-silent autofocus.  See homepage
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
A versatile lens for those who own their first DSLR camera
Has a built-in image stabilizer
An impressive focal range
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
Light weight (450 gr)
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2011-2012: European Zoom Lens 2011-2012
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
Poor aperture value with its f/6,3
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Superzoom
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-6,3
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 18 mm
f/6,3 at 270 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 18-270 mm
This is a "Di-IIlens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 29-432 mm
On Nikon cameras: 27-405 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VC
Closest Focusing Distance:49 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
DA18(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):74 x 96 mm
Vikt:450 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Tamron):
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Text from Tamron:"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-function 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.

A 24% reduction in length and 18% reduction in weight

Tamron introduces a new mega travel zoom with a focal range of 18-270mm. Tamron still holds the world record in the focal length range for SLR lenses1. The lens features a newly developed piezo ultrasonic motor, which ensures a silent, precise and extraordinary fast autofocus. Furthermore the unique ( VC) vibration technology was improved to allow for a more compact design. The lens convinces with its high level of usability, featuring a focal length range which covers just about every photographic situation. Its compactness and light-weight construction make it the ideal travel companion. The lens not only covers everything from wide-angle for landscape to tele for close-up photography, but also offers light-macro capability at a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3,8 throughout the focal length range, to magnify the small things in life. "
 
Other (eng):Model B008
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/tamron-af-3-5-6-3-18-270-mm-di-ii-vc-pzd-kleiner-und-leichter-1107842,923.html
 
dpreview.com
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/tamron-18-270mm-3p5-6p3-vc-pzd
 
eisa.eu
http://www.eisa.eu/award/37/european-zoom-lens-2011-2012.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-af-18-270mm-f-3-5-6-3-di-ii-vc-pzd-15448
 
kamerabild.se
http://www.kamerabild.se/tester/objektiv/tamrons-18-270mm-ett-objektiv-for-resan-1.428150.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD
Different versions of this lens
2008 Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD IF Macro
2010 Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD

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