Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Asp (IF) Macro Lens for Nikon
Designed for exclusive use on digital SLR cameras with smaller size image sensors. Minimum focus distance/0.49m. Lens hood. Vibration compensation. Filter diamter/72mm.
The length of the zoom range is remarkable, with the 15x ratio covering everything from a 28mm equivalent wideangle to a 420mm equivalent telephoto. This is unprecedented in terms of SLR optics, and is clearly aimed at users upgrading from superzoom digicams who require a similar focal length range without the inconvenience of changing lenses. It also makes a compelling option as an all-in-one travel/'walkabout' solution. A minimum focus distance of just 0.5m throughout the zoom range, and the incorporation of optical image stabilization (or 'Vibration Compensation' as Tamron call it) enhance the lens's flexibility still further. It is available only in mounts for Canon and Nikon DSLRs; presumably Pentax and Sony owners will continue to be served by Tamron's existing 18-250mm F3.5-6.3, with image stabilization provided by the camera body.
The optical formula features no fewer than 18 elements in 13 groups, including three aspherical elements and two Low Dispersion (LD) glass elements for the control of aberrations. A 'double-trombone' mechanical design allows the lens to almost double in length between 18mm and 270mm, whilst keeping the overall size and weight very similar to competing 18-200mm lenses.
- 27-405mm equivalent focal length range; F3.5-6.3 maximum aperture
- Vibration Compensation (VC) optical image stabilisation (up to 4 stops)
- Available for Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount (APS-C/DX format DSLRs only).
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 30 March, 2011.