differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/6.3
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At its narrowest, the 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F goes 3.6 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 74 mm vs 79 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly cheaper $349.00 vs $596.95
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The best price we've seen is $248 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD 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
More zoom 16.7x vs 15x
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More than 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better telephoto 300 mm vs 270 mm
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More than 10% more reach, less perspective distortion
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
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F15x
AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR16.7x
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon FTamron VC
AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VRNikon VR
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F270 mm
AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR300 mm
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

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F Competitors

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Portrait lens

$300

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Zoom range Much less zoom
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

$259 - $497

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range Much less zoom
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR

Wide angle lens

$760 - $799

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Much less zoom

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

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

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

Travel lens

$479 - $629

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range More zoom
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
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

$259 - $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 HSM Contemporary Sony Alpha

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

Travel lens

$399

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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