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

SpecificationsTamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD LensTamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Lens
  Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Lens
Year Introduced20102008
Mounts OnAPS-CAPS-C
Lenses / Groups16/1318/13
Angle of View: Diagonal75° - 5°75°33' - 5°55'
Angle of View: Horizontal65°36' - 4°55'
Angle of View: Vertical46°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 15.9 oz  (450g) 19.4 oz  (550g)
Actual Weight 15.7 oz  (445g) 19.8 oz  (560g)
Lens Hood Weight 0.5 oz  (15g) 0.5 oz  (15g)
In-Use Weight 16.2 oz  (460g) 20.3 oz  (575g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 2.9 x 3.8”  (73.7 x 96.5mm) 3.13 x 3.98”  (79.6 x 101mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 2.99 x 3.87”  (76 x 98.3mm) 3.15 x 4.4”  (79.9 x 111.7mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 6.96”  (176.8mm) 7.92”  (201.3mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 3.09”  (78.5mm) 3.53”  (89.6mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.31 x 1.62”  (84.1 x 41.2mm) 3.67 x 1.94”  (93.1 x 49.4mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 5.3 - 8.39”  (134.5 - 213mm) 6.08 - 9.61”  (154.5 - 244.1mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.65” / 1.4”  (16.4mm / 35.5mm) 0.8” / 1.66”  (20.2mm / 42.2mm)
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 Scale? / Type Y / Printed Y / Printed
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 19.29”  (490mm) 19.29”  (490mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 14.92” / 16.81”  (379mm / 427mm) 16.34” / 16.34”  (415mm / 415mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.26x 0.29x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext 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 /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 3.44'
35mm = 6.89'
50mm = 9.48'
70mm = 13.31'
100mm = 18.16'
200mm = 33.22'
270mm = 39.78'
On APS-C DSLR:
18mm = 3.36'
28mm = 5.48'
35mm = 6.69'
50mm = 9.34'
70mm = 12.44'
100mm = 17.18'
200mm = 33.04'
270mm = 41.69'
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
 
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