Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Compared to the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Lens


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Specifications Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LensTamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Lens
Focal Length Range 18-270mm 18-270mm
APS-C Sensor DSLRs Only? Y Y
Lenses / Groups 16/13 18/13
Angle of View: Diagonal 75° - 5° 75°33' - 5°55'
Angle of View: Horizontal 65°36' - 4°55'
Angle of View: Vertical 46°21' - 3°10'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/3.5-22 / f/6.3-40 f/3.5-22 / f/6.3-40
Aperture Max by Focal Length 18-24mm = f/3.5
25-34mm = f/4.0
35-45mm = f/4.5
46-69mm = f/5.0
70-168mm = f/5.6
169-270mm = f/6.3
18-29mm = f/3.5
30-45mm = f/4.0
46-58mm = f/4.5
59-90mm = f/5.0
91-237mm = f/5.6
238-270mm= f/6.3
Number of Aperture Blades 7 7
Rounded Aperture? Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 450g 550g
Actual Weight 445g 560g
Lens Hood Weight 15g 15g
In-Use Weight 460g 575g
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 73.7 x 96.5mm 79.6 x 101mm
Measured Size (DxL) 75.9 x 98.3mm 79.9 x 111.7mm
Max Length at Full Extension 176.79mm 201.27mm
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 79mm 88.9mm
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 84.1 x 41.2mm 93.1 x 49.4mm
Lens Length with Hood (Min / Max) 134.5 / 213.3mm 154.5 / 244.6mm
Size of Rings - Zoom / Focus 35.5mm / 16.4mm 42.2mm / 20.2mm
Filter Size 62mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type PZD
Full Time Manual Focus N N
Focus Ring Rotation 50° 56°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Info Provided to Camera?
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Printed Y / Printed
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 490mm / 490mm 490mm
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 379mm / 427mm 415mm / 415mm
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.26x 0.29x
MM with 12mm Extension Tube
MM with 25mm Extension Tube
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 75° 80°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? Y Y
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / DA18 Buy ► Y /
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? N N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / / Y / /
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / N /
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 1050mm
35mm = 2100mm
50mm = 2889mm
70mm = 4056mm
100mm = 5534mm
200mm = 10124mm
270mm = 12124mm
On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 1024mm
28mm = 1670mm
35mm = 2039mm
50mm = 2848mm
70mm = 3791mm
100mm = 5237mm
200mm = 10071mm
270mm = 12708mm
 
History  
Year Introduced 2010 2008
 
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