Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens for Canon EF

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Weight 15.87 oz (450 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.93 x 3.56" (74.4 x 90.5 mm)
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm


Focal Length 18 - 270mm Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28.8 - 432 mm
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3Minimum: f/22 - 40
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Optical Design 16 Elements in 13 Groups
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.8
Magnification 0.26x
Minimum Focus Distance 1.61' (49 cm)
Angle of View 75° 33' - 5° 55'
Format Compatibility APS-C


Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Expert Reviews
Dp review.32823956
3 December 2012

The Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is a perfectly competent superzoom that squeezes a huge focal length range into a compact package. Autofocus is slower than its competitors, however, and image quality is weak at the telephoto end.

  • +

    Very useful 15x zoom range, Good image quality at wideangle, Quiet autofocus, Reasonably effective image stabilization, Compact and lightweight, Anyone looking for a compact, lightweight, all-in-one general purpose and travel lens.

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    Rather soft at telephoto, especially wide open, Strong distortion across most of the range, Chromatic aberration at each end of the zoom (most pronounced at telephoto), Slower autofocus than its peers, Sports or action work that requires fast autofocus.

20 February 2019

The new PZD lens corrects another "issue" of the 18-270 VC: in the past, Tamron super-zooms have usually combined a very large zoom range with a very compact design. The 18-270 VC did not quite fit here, being surprisingly large for a Tamron zoom lens.

Roberts camera.34955828
22 May 2018

Tamron Di-II lenses are engineered expressly for digital SLR cameras with image sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm. Rendering an ideal image circle for APS-C sensors, Di-II lenses also include properties to optimize digital imaging performance.

Digital slr photo.34750791
7 June 2014

The Tamron 18-270mm is an excellent all-round lens, capable of being used for landscape, wildlife, portraits and even close-up shots. It's a great lens for the enthusiast photographer and boasts a full set of features including stabiliser, ultrasonic focus and good quality optics.

12 March 2012

ePHOTOzine lens expert, Gary Wolstenholme casts his keen eye over the 15x Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC LD Aspherical (IF).

  • +

    Zoom range, Price, Vibration Compensation feature, Light weight

  • -

    Slow maximum aperture, Needs to be used at mid-apertures for best quality

The digital picture.34755376
28 May 2012

I would like to complete a full Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens review in the future, but for now, please use the standardized test results currently available.

8 February 2011

Gary Wolstenholme takes a close look at Tamron's latest super-zoom which sports a silent piezo ultrasonic focusing motor and an improved Vibration Compensation system.

  • +

    Respectable optical performance, Compact, Lightweight, Vibration Compensation, Quick, silent focusing

  • -

    CA levels a little high when stopped down below f/16, Higher price than much of the competition at the moment

D photo and the photographer s mail.34355142
16 May 2013

The Tamron 18–270 Di II lens is a good lens for travellers who don’t want to have to carry around multiple lenses, or for photographers who have upgraded to a DSLR system and miss the range of their point-and-shoot

  • +

    Impressive image quality (normal to short telephoto), Excellent resistance to flare, Effective vibration correction system

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    Slow, occasionally indecisive autofocus, Geometric distortion across much of the zoom range, Chromatic aberration at wide and telephoto

Trusted reviews.33834858
25 February 2013

Overall it seems that Tamron has been just a bit too ambitious in this lens. This is unfortunate given that its 270mm setting is a key selling point but there will doubtless be times when owners will be grateful for the extended zoom range that, to some extent, does trump other more modest zooms.

Photography blog.34969604
17 October 2012

The type of user that the Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is aimed at will be perfectly happy with the performance of it. Picture quality is overall very good and we got some lovely sharp results from it.

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
21 June 2018

Nice all around lens, little disappointed in the picture quality

14 April 2017

I couldn't be happier with this lens. The Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 is the perfect lens for everyday walk around use. It provides sharp and vibrant photos throughout its telephoto range.

27 October 2016

This Lens satisfies me completely as it is compact, light weight, accurate and versatile. In most cases that is the only Lens you'l need with its wide range. Of course aperture is limited and this may reduce performance in dark or semi-dark conditions.

27 March 2015

Good overall lens. Auto focus is very slow compared with my previous Nikon 18-200 mm lens. Not an ideal lens for fast action shots. I use my camera often to take shots at our grandchildrens' soccer games. Focus is also a bit soft and not crisp as the Nikon lens.

7 January 2015

This is a very nice lens. Well made and comes with a hood. Enough range to fit most uses. The af works quickly and quietly on my D3300. If you are looking for a one lens solution this could well be it.

5 April 2014

Great zoom and a great lens. The locking feature is great to keep the lens in place when you aren't using it. (otherwise if you have it hanging around your neck it "travels")

B h photo.34921152
8 July 2018

So tight when you turn the lens and take note when you take a picture with your (ID) identification card even you set the camera to auto settings you cannot get a good picture so blurry.

B h photo.34921152
28 June 2018

I took this lens on my trip to Alaska and i was very happy with it! Remember to order the lens with the correct mount, I ordered a Nikon mount by mistake and then had to reorder a Canon. I have to say that the return and reorder process was very professional and easy.

B h photo.34921152
24 May 2018

I purchased the original model of this lens several years back to go with the then new Rebel EOS Camera as a gift for my sister. The combination was stunningly sharp and was a match well made.

1 April 2018

Occasionally struggles to focus but not bad

Product Highlights
  • EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-432mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • BBAR and Fluorine Coatings
  • PZD Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
In The Box
  • Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens for Canon EF
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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