Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II PZD Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II PZD lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Zoom Lock
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 15x
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD has a maximum diameter of 74mm and total length of 88mm when not extended . It weighs 450g / 15.9 oz.
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD has a filter thread of 62mm.
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD has a focal range of 18-270mm and 15.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 27-405mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sigma 18-300 F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II 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 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II 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 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.26x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.49m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.26x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 18mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f40 at 270mm .
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 13 groups .
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 II PZD is available in Black color.
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