Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-f/6.3 DI-II VC (Vibration Compensation) LD Aspherical (IF) AF Zoom with Macro, for Canon EOS Digital SLR - U. S. A. Warranty

SKU: TM18270EOS MFR: AFB003C700
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A unique ultra high power zoom lens, the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), the first digital SLR lens in the world that delivers a remarkable zoom ratio of 15X (28-419mm equivalent) and is equipped with a highly effective Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism.

Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors , the new lens delivers outstanding image quality over its entire zoom range and its exclusive VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings.

With its vast zoom-range, the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens enables the user to cover virtually any photographic subject from wide angle to ultra telephoto simply by turning the zoom control. It covers angles of view equivalent to 28mm to 419mm when converted to the 35mm format . In addition, this breakthrough lens is equipped with Tamron's exclusive, proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism that eliminates or substantially reduces the effects of handheld camera shake. As a result, the user can enjoy the convenience of handheld photography in virtually any situation, from shooting candid images, to covering sporting events, to news photography, without worrying about camera shake having an adverse effect on image quality.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (48) , Easily interchangeable (47) , Consistent output (41) , Strong construction (27) , Durable (26) , Lightweight (23) , Rugged (19) , Nice bokeh (6)
Lens creep (19) , Heavy (16) , Slow focus (12) , Poor in low light (7) , Blurry focus (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (42) , Wildlife photos (25) , Sports/action (23) , Weddings (15) , Low light (14) , Night photography (14) , General purpose (11) , Macro photography (11) , Landscape photography (10) , Wildlife (7) , Travel (4) , Video (4) , Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (33) , Semi-pro photographer (15) , Enthusiast (7) , Semi-professional (4) , Casual photographer (3) , Casual user (3)

Key Features

  • World's first and greatest zoom ratio of 15X, covering 28-419mm 35mm-equivalent angle of view
  • Tamron's original VC mechanism for effective shake-free hand-held photography
  • Minimum focusing distance of 19.3" over the entire zoom range for the max. mag. ratio of 1:3.5
  • Optical system optimized for digital SLR cameras by taking incident rays of light reaching the image sensor into consideration
  • High resolution performance
  • Tamron employs multi-layer coatings in order to reduce reflections on lens surfaces as well as internal surface coatings (coatings on the cemented surfacesof lens elements) in order to minimize reflections from the sensor itself withinthe mirror box, a problem inherent to all digital SLR cameras.
  • Zoom lock mechanism for convenience in carrying the outfit
  • Flower-shaped lens hood as a standard accessory
  • New outer design matches the newest generation high power zoom lens in the digital era

Technical Specs

Construction 18 elements in 13 groups
7 blades (Circular apertures)
Angle of view 75°33' (equivalent angles of view when converted to 35mm)
Closest Focusing Distance 0.49m/19.3" (over the entire zoom range)
Maximum Magnification 1:3.5 (at f=270mm and 0.49m MFD)
Filter Size 72mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 101.0mm/3.8" Length
Notes Flower Shaped Lens Hood
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