Marketed as one of the world’s lightest, smallest 15x zoom lens, with Tamron’s first PZD (Piezo) drive, the Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD All-in-One Zoom for APS-C format digital SLRs is the epitome of all-in-one zoom lenses.
The lens has been acclaimed for reaching new levels of compactness, performance, and speed with the addition of Tamron’s PZD—an innovative ultrasonic autofocus motor based on an advanced piezoelectric design. The result is a lens that’s considerably lighter and noticeably shorter and slimmer (filter diameter: 62mm) than previous lenses in its class.
Model B008, this lens is built to provide faster, quieter autofocusing and photographic versatility. Its features include a 28-419mm equivalent (15x) zoom range; an improved, compact Vibration Compensation (VC) system; and macro focusing to 19.3 inches throughout its range. Tamron’s proprietary VC system effectively combats camera shake so you can shoot hand-held four stops beyond normal safe levels.
Tamron’s 18-270mm Di II VC PZD, a 2011-2012 EISA award winner, comes in mounts for Nikon, Canon, and Sony (without VC) DSLRs and retails for $649. tamron-usa.com