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AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Nikon

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The Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens for Nikon Cameras is one of the smallest and lightest zoom lenses available on the market today, making it an excellent camera lens to add your arsenal. This remarkable lens combines new engineering breakthroughs with award-winning achievements to deliver a faster, sharper and more stable all-in-one zoom lens. The15x zoom is optimized for use on all APS-C- Digital SLR Cameras and image stabilization functions allow you to shoot at up to four shutter speeds slower than previously possible without blur. The Tamron 18-270mm Di-II VC's incredible zoom range provides a 35mm picture angle equivalency of 28mm to 419mm.

The LD glass combines advanced optical design and aspherical optics rendering crisp, colorful images. The optics are performance-engineered exclusively for digital SLR cameras with image sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm. Tamron's exclusive tri-axial VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, features three pairs of driving coils and low-function ball bearings placed around the VC optical group, combats camera shake-related image blur.

  • 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 are 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 element can 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) -
  • 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.

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Lens Information
Lens Mount Nikon F
Focal Length 18mm-270mm
Aperture Range f/22 - f/40
Minimum Focusing Distance 19.3
Filter Size 62mm
Groups 13
Elements 16
Length 3.8 (96.4mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.9 (74.4mm)
Lens Format APS-C
Angle Of View 75 - 5 degrees
Weight 450g (15.9oz)
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 6-Year Warranty (U.S.A Only)
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David F. from Laguna Niguel, CA on July 06, 2012:
Lens works perfectly with my Nikon D-70. Focus is almost as fast as my Nikon lenses and seems to be right on target. Picture quality seems to be as good as my Nikon lenses. I have not noticed any optical distortion or other problems. Rating for durability is not possible yet, its been in use for only a month.
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Rick A. from Ely, MN on August 18, 2013:
Great lens for my Nikon D80. Replaced my nikon lens with this one for extended range - i see no difference in picture quality - and the zoom capability is awesome!
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