differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/6.3
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At its narrowest, the 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F goes 3.6 f-stops narrower
More zoom 18.8x vs 16.7x
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More than 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly smaller diameter 75 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

Better image stabilization Nikon VR vs Tamron VC
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Less risk of blur
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Incredible zoom Help
16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F18.8x
AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR16.7x
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon FTamron VC
AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VRNikon VR
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$997

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$279 - $497

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Zoom range Much less zoom
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF

Travel lens

$450 - $499

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Nikon F Competitors

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

Travel lens

$499

Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon EF

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon EF

Travel lens

$349

Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F

Wildlife lens

$449

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom

discussion Which do you think is better?

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