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Reasons to consider the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f

Slightly better telephoto 300 mm vs 270 mm
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More than 10% more reach, less perspective distortion
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f Learn more about
the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f

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

Much more zoom 15x vs 4.3x
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More than 3.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Has a silent focus motor Tamron PZD vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Better wide angle 18 mm vs 70 mm
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3.9x better wide angle
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon-f captures marginally more light, 0.4 f-stops
Slightly lighter 450 g vs 0.8 kg
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More than 40% lighter
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

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Tamron VC
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f:300 mm
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon-f:270 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f:4.3x
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon-f:15x
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 wildlife lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f:70 mm
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon-f:18 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$449.00
Weight Light weight Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f:0.8 kg
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon-f:450 g

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

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$549 - $587

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$259 - $397

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$164 - $247

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon-f

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$155

Image stabilization Doesn't have 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

$189 - $497

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Macro Nikon-f

Travel lens

$419

Placeholder

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

Travel lens

$629

Zoom range Has significantly large zoom range

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Canon-ef

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Canon-ef

Wildlife lens

$350

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly lighter
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC Canon-ef

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC Canon-ef

Travel lens

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Nikon-f

Travel lens

Zoom range Less zoom
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$1,047

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Weight Heavier
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

$597 - $599

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range Significantly less zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX

Travel lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range Much less zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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