The 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is Tamron’s superzoom for APS-C SLRs. It offers one of the longest focal length ranges on the market, and includes both built-in optical image stabilisation a ‘piezodrive’ autofocus motor that’s quiet and reasonably fast. Image quality is best at the wider end. It’s available for Canon and Nikon mounts; a version without image stabilisation is available for Sony cameras.
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Focal length||18–270 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon EF, Nikon F (DX)|
|Max aperture||F3.5 - F6.3|
|Min aperture||F22.0 - F40.0|
|Min focus||0.49 m (19.29″)|
|Max magnification||0.26 x|
|Weight||450 g (0.99 lb)|
|Length||88 mm (3.46″)|
The Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is a perfectly competent superzoom that squeezes a huge focal length range into a compact package. Autofocus is slower than its competitors, however, and image quality is weak at the the telephoto end.
Good for: Anyone looking for a compact, lightweight, all-in-one general purpose and travel lens.
Not so good for: Sports or action work that requires fast autofocus.