Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 18x
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| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD is also available in Nikon F (DX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD has a maximum diameter of 75mm and total length of 100mm when not extended. It weighs 540g / 19.0 oz.
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD:
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD has a focal range of 16-300mm and 18.8X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 25.6-480mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Canon 90D, Canon 80D and Canon 7D MII.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.34x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.39m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.34x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 16mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f40 at 300mm .
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 12 groups .
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 II VC PZD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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