The Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008) is an astonishingly light, compact,ultra-high-power zoom lens. Weighing in at 450g, this all-in-one zoom lens is equipped with an AF unit driven by Tamron's PZD (Piezo Drive), an ultrasonic motor that delivers faster and quieter focusing when the autofocus is engaged.
Ideal for travel, the Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is a highly portable, high-power zoom that will offer you the flexibility to shoot in a variety of situations.
Note: The Sony mount version of this lens does not have VC (Vibration Compensation) as there is sensor shift stabilisation in Sony SLR/SLT Camera bodies.
Compact and lightweight - At 450g, measuring 88mm in length (from mount face to the tip of the lens), and 74.4mm in diameter with a filter diameter of 62mm, it's a compact and easy-to-carry lens.
Minimum focusing distance of 0.49m throughout the zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8.
Di II (Digitally integrated design): Di II lenses are for exclusive use with digital SLR cameras (with APS-C size sensors), with a suitably optimized optical design. These lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras with an image sensor larger than APS-C size, or 35mm film SLR cameras.
Angle of view (diagonal)
16 elements, 13 groups
Minimum focus distance
Maximum magnification ratio
1: 3.8 (at 270mm: MFD 0.49m)
No. of diaphragm blades
Flower-shaped lens hood
1 Length, entire length and weight figures are for Nikon mounts. 2 Length is the distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens. 3 Entire length is the distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of the protrusion.
Note: Sony mount version is not equipped with the VC image stabilization mechanism, as the bodies of Sony's digital SLR cameras have a built-in image stabilization function. Consequently, the lens with a Sony mount is referred to as the 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD and does not include the VC description.
Nikon mount has built-in motor for Nikon.
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice.