Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Review

Tamron 16 300mm F 3 5 6 3 Di II VC PZD Macro Canon EOS 7D (1) (Custom)

The Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is the World's first 18.8X zoom lens for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras with an impressive 16-300mm zoom range, this gives the equivalent of 24.8mm wide-angle zooming to 465mm.

Designed to be an all-in-one lens and ideal for travel, this lens covers an impressive range, starting with a 24.8mm equivalent wide-angle view, this means you should not need to buy an additional wide-angle lens, as you would have with a 18-250/270/300mm lens. This also means you are less likely to get dust or dirt on the mirror, sensor and other parts of the inside of your DSLR. The lens also provides 1:29 macro reproduction and a close focusing distance of 39cm at all focal lengths.

Key Features

  • 16-300mm APS-C - equivalent to 24.8 - 465mm on crop cameras (25.6 - 480mm on a Canon), available for Nikon, Canon and Sony lens mounts.
  • 1:2.9 macro reproduction (at f=300mm; MFD 0.39m/39cm)
  • Weight 540g, 99.5mm in length, 75mm diameter
  • Flower shaped lens hood
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) - not included with Sony A-mount version (due to in-camera IS)
  • PZD (Piezo Drive) for faster, quieter autofocusing
  • 7 aperture blades with a cicular diaphragm (This circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture, f/3.5.)
  • 16 elements in 12 groups
  • 3 Molded-Glass Aspherical (ASPH.) elements,
  • 2 LD (Low Dispersion) elements
  • UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass
  • Multi-layer coating
  • Rubber grips on the zoom and focus rings
  • Moisture-resistant construction thanks to rubber gaskets
  • 67mm filter thread
  • Di-II lenses are performance-engineered expressly for digital SLR cameras with image sensors commonly referred to as APS-C

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