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16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens for Canon

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Tamron's next generation 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens for Canon, 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 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 16-300mm Di-II VC's incredible 15x zoom range provides a 35mm picture angle equivalency of 24mm to 450mm, with image fidelity assured by advanced optical design featuring LD glass and aspherical optics, working in concert to render crisp, colorful and faithful images.

The 16-300mm is also capable of decent macro capabilities with a reproduction ratio of 1:2.9 when zoomed in to 300mm. This is due to a minimum focus distance of 15.3". Also, for excellent image quality, numerous special glass elements are used in the lens design. There are one Hybrid Aspherical element, three Molded-Glass elements, two Low Dispersion elements, one Extra Refractive Index element, and one Ultra-Extra Refractive Index element.

  • Enhanced support for contrast-detection autofocus and when using Live View modes. Also, this lens has full-time manual focusing capabilities
  • Lens construction of 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Angle of view of 82°12' to 5°20'
  • Uses 67mm threaded filters
  • Seven diaphragm blades
  • Moisture-resistant construction
  • High quality lens coatings minimize ghosting and flares in order to provide sharp, high contrast images
  • Aspherical elements work to correct spherical aberrations and limit distortion
  • Low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in an image
  • XR and UXR elements help to decrease the size of the lens, enabling this zoom lens to remain compact

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Lens Information
Lens Type Wide Angle Zoom
Mount Details APS-C
Focal Length 16 - 300mm, Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 25.6 - 480 mm
Aperture Range f/3.5 - f/40.0
Minimum Focusing Distance 15.3" (.39 m)
Filter Size 67 mm
Groups 12
Elements 16
Length 3.92"
Maximum Diameter 2.95"
Angle Of View 82 - 5 degrees
Weight 19 oz (539 g)
  • Lens Hood
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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