differences

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
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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-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
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
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f$439.29
18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon-f$327.15
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

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

$475 - $587

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
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

$210 - $397

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower aperture
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

Macro lens

$140 - $165

Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon-f

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon-f

Travel lens

$156 - $199

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
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

$615 - $629

Zoom range Has significantly large zoom range
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

$555 - $597

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
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

$150 - $347

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$16 - $199

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$249 - $497

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

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