Tamron has today unveiled what it claims is the smallest, lightest 15x travel zoom lens – featuring a new Piezo AF motor.
The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is designed to be used on DSLRs with an APS-C-size imaging sensor.
?The lens features a newly-developed Piezo ultrasonic motor which ensures a silent, precise and extraordinarily fast autofocus,? claims Tamron which adds that vibration correction technology has been improved to allow for a more compact lens design.
The 450g lens is due to arrive in the UK in ?limited quantities? in mid-December, priced £649.99.
Technical specifications, as supplied by Tamron:
Focal length: 18-270mm
Maximum aperture: F/3.5 ? 6.3
Angle of view (diagonal): 75°33′- 5°55′
Lens construction: 16 elements, 13 groups
Minimum focus distance: 0.49m
Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 3.8 (at f=270mm: MFD 0.49m)
Filter size: φ62mm
Entire Length: 96.4mm
No. of diaphragm blades: 7
Minimum aperture: F/22 – 40
Standard accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony