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

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F
$349
18-270 mm
autofocus 15x zoom lens
f/3.5-6.3
variable aperture
  • Designed for APS-C Nikon DX
  • Tamron VC Image stabilized
  • Tamron PZD Built-in focus motor

compatibilitywith digital cameras

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D5600, Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7200.

Nikon D5600
66.3 - 5°
horizontal angle of view
27.5-413.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Tamron VC
Zoom range Huge zoom range Help
15x
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
270 mm

The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/22

Cons

The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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18 mm
Max focal length
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270 mm
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Zoom range
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15x
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Magnification
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1:3.8 (0.3)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/3.5
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/6.3
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Tele minimum
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f/40
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Features

Auto focus
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Yes
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Focus motor
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Tamron PZD
Image stabilization
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Tamron VC
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Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon DX
Length
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97 mm
Diameter
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74 mm
Filter size
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62 mm
Weight
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450 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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66.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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5°
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Wide vertical
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46.9°
Telephoto vertical
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3.3°
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Wide diagonal
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76.3°
Telephoto diagonal
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6°
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Competitors

DiscussionWhat do you think about the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon F lens?

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Matt (11:54 PM, February 09, 2014)
does this work with a d800? i have it on my d3200 and i am wondering if it can be used on my friends d800
 
Avatar for Stormdrive Stormdrive (5:50 PM, February 06, 2013)
Has anybody tried this lens with full frame cameras?
 
WD8EII (3:48 AM, May 18, 2012)
IT OFFENDS ME THAT THE 18-270 3.5/6.3 VC JUST RECEIVED IS MADE MADE IN CHINA.

I WILL EXCHANGE IT FOR A 18-200 VC ED NIKON
 
Arvind (2:56 PM, April 20, 2012)
Hello,

Is this compatible with the Nikon D 5100 and is a better lens option compared to the Nikon 55-300 lens?
 
G de G (2:53 AM, December 24, 2011)
This lens is perfect to bring anywhere you want to go! It's light and has an acceptable quality. The 18-270mm range is superb.
The cons that I can say about this lens is how soft it is around 200+mm. 
The most acceptable quality will be around 80-170mm then really sharp around 18-50mm, wouldn't use this for serious work though, you will be disappointed by the quality, especially when doing large prints, I'd prefer using primes. 
The PZD isn't that slow, nor is it lighting quick, and the VC does a great job too! I've heard about problems with the VC about this lens, but then I must be lucky to have a perfectly working one, it even outperforms the Nikon VR system, but then must be cause I received a good copy, and not all have the same ones.
Bokeh-wise, it's seriously not built for that, so you better forget about it. Bokeh is oh-so distracting, making circle donut halos for highlights and sharp-edged circles for others.
But overall, I'd say this is a perfect bring-everywhere-you-go lens. It's for the travel photographer who would pair this up with a suitable prime and is good to go, or it can be the perfect lens for a budding photojournalist working for the school paper, saves him/her from changing lenses, and losing needed shots.