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Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

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This update to Tamron’s epic 15x superzoom is not only smaller and lighter, but it now includes a Piezo Drive motor for faster and silent AF. Mat Gallagher takes a look at the new features and finds out if it really is the ultimate travel lens


We placed the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD on a Canon EOS 7D body and shot our standard resolution test chart. The images were taken at a range of focal lengths and apertures. As a control, the Sigma 105mm macro lens was also used at the same apertures.

  • Filter size: 62mm
  • Focus Markings: Yes
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7
  • Stabilisation: Yes, 4 stops
  • Weight: 450g
  • Max diameter x length: 74.4x88mm
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.49m
  • Min Aperture: f/22
  • RRP: 665
  • Max Aperture: f/40
  • Construction: 16 elements in 13 groups

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