differences

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

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Slightly better telephoto 300 mm vs 270 mm
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More than 10% more reach, less perspective distortion
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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
Shorter 97 mm vs 150 mm
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Around 40% shorter
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)
Smaller diameter 74 mm vs 82 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly lighter 450 g vs 0.8 kg
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More than 40% lighter
Slightly cheaper $299.00 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $150 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F

similarities

Compared to digital camera 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 F300 mm
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F270 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F4.3x
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F15x
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F$449.00
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F$299.00
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F70 mm
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F18 mm
Weight Light weight Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F0.8 kg
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F450 g
Diameter Small diameters Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F82 mm
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F74 mm
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon Ff/32
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon Ff/22

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

competitors

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

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

$325 - $497

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture 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

$299

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$229 - $397

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

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

$469 - $647

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Nikon F

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

Travel lens

$297 - $349

Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX

Wide angle lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Diameter Smaller diameter
Zoom range Much less zoom

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