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 $549.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (around 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

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

$981

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Travel lens

$647

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
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

$557 - $629

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

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

discussion Which do you think is better?

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