Expand your options with high-power zooming: from 16mm wide angle to 300mm long telephoto!
The elegant TAMRON Di-II VC PZD lenses are performance engineered expressly for digital SLR cameras with sharp, crystal-clear image quality. The extraordinary 18.8X zoom comes with Vibration Compensation and high-speed Piezo Drive autofocusing, making it a lens you can rely on for crisp, detailed wide-angle to long-telephoto shots. Its excellent construction – aspherical elements, newly developed glass, and multiple layers of coating – ensures you’ll capture clear, sharp images without any distortion or chromatic aberrations.
The world's first 18.8X zoom, plus 1:2.9 macro reproduction Tamron sets a new standard with a revolutionary new 18.8X zoom lens for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras. This single lens covers 16mm (35mm equivalent: 24.8mm) to 300mm (35mm equivalent: 465mm). At its widest angle setting, it can shoot sweeping panoramic landscapes and intimate interiors. And as a telephoto, it can capture powerful close-ups of distant subjects. Macro focusing down to 1:2.9 is also provided.
VC (Vibration Compensation) VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's exclusive image stabilization system. It employs three driving coils that electromagnetically activate a shake-compensating VC lens group. Since the VC lens elements are held in place only by three ceramic ball bearings, there is smooth movement with little friction. Even in long-telephoto scenes shooting or under low light, the viewfinder image remains stable and the tracking response is excellent.
PZD (Piezo Drive) for faster, quieter autofocusing With Tamron's PZD (Piezo Drive), autofocusing is noticeably faster and quieter. You can capture crisp images spontaneously, even in noise-sensitive situations. There is enhanced support for contrast-detection AF capabilities, and focusing in live-view mode is smoother. Full-time manual override lets you make fine focus adjustments at any time without having to switch out of autofocus mode.
Excellent construction for razor-sharp images The cutting-edge lens design consists of 16 elements in 12 groups. It includes three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, two LD (Low Dispersion) elements and UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass. Together, they correct optical aberrations, while the state-of-the-art multi-layer coating significantly minimizes ghosting and flare to deliver images of exceptional clarity. The entire package is kept incredibly compact through the use of advanced mechanical design engineering.
Elegant style The rubber grips on the zoom and focus rings have a rectilinear grid pattern that adds sophistication to the design, while the signature Tamron brand ring in tungsten silver enhances its luxurious finish.
Moisture-resistant construction The moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
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