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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
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:$390.39
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
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

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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

$189 - $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

$275 - $397

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Aperture Has a narrower 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

$299 - $349

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

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

Wildlife lens

$128 - $179

Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

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

Wildlife lens

$121 - $129

Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
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

$165

Min focal length Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

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

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Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f.

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

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Disadvantages

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

$629

Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR

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

Travel lens

$749 - $897

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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