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

Model #AFB008C-700

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Weight 15.87 oz (450 g)
Filter thread 62 mm
Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 2.9 x 3.8" (7.37 x 9.65 cm)


Format compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Focal length 18 - 270 mm
Camera mount type Canon EF-S
Diaphragm blades 7
Magnification 0.26x
Groups/elements 13/16
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:3.8
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22 - 40
Minimum focus distance 19.3" (49 cm)
Angle of view 75° - 5°


Autofocus Yes
Tripod collar No
Image stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
Dp review.32823956
2 December 2008

First things first; the AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO undoubtedly represents an impressive feat of optical engineering, and Tamron has to be applauded for producing a superzoom that has significantly longer telephoto reach than its direct competitors without further...

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    Remarkable 15x focal length range, Impressive image quality in the normal to short telephoto range, Excellent resistance to flare, Effective vibration correction system, at least 3 stops benefit, Reasonably compact despite the long telephoto range

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    Slow and occasionally indecisive autofocus, Geometric distortion across much of the zoom range, Significant chromatic aberration at wideangle and telephoto (especially 270mm), Macro performance rather compromised (very soft at F6.3, focus shifts on stopping down), Uneven zoom action, zoom creep when...

Consumer electronics net.32824926
2 March 2009

Tamron's Di II type lenses are designed for APS-C sized digital cameras so translating the 18mm-270 mm (15X zoom) into a more understandable measurement it zooms from 28mm to an amazing 419mm equivalent in 35mm film camera terms.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
29 December 2015

I'm impressed with this lens, a very useful range, seemingly good vibration control, smooth operation, but a very short throw for manual focus. The lens is very sharp at all ranges, although I have not had enough time to really put it through its paces.

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    Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction

31 March 2015

I love this little lens and it gave me a little more reach than my 55-200mm lens. I do wish that I would have gotten a little more range than the 270mm but for the product there is no complaints from me.

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    Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Flexibility Mm Wise

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24 December 2013

As an all-around lens, this product offers very good sharpness and minimum aberations. the motor seems quieter than the 18-250 version and the weight about the same. I lkie the extra reach at the maximum zoom for flower closeups.

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    Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh

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    Lens Creep

4 August 2012

This is a discontinued item, replaced by the Piezo Drive version. Might be better to get the newer one, but you might find this at such a discount that it's worth it to get the older version.

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    When you weigh its quality and versatility against its cost, it's probably the best single lens the average hobbyist could get. When I bought mine, there was a giant mail-in rebate for it.

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    Cons have been mentioned by others: 1) It's sticky along the middle of the zoom range; 2) it's not fast; 3) it doesn't focus well at times; and 4) the lens creeps down sometimes when pointed down. Given the versatility and price, though, I tend to discount these.

27 April 2014

As a beginner in the DSLR space, I love this lens. It allows me to take a variety of high-quality pics, near and far, without carrying an extra lens.

Photography review.32822891
17 December 2010

I bought this lens to use on a recent upgrade to a T2i body. It is used primarily as a walkabout, all purpose lens that eliminates the need to change lenses. I had borrowed my brother-in-law's lens this summer, and was quite satisfied with the results obtained on a 'try it', before you 'buy it',...

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    Quite versitile, with a very wide focal range. On an APS-c 1.6 crop camera, this 18-270mm lens has a range of 28mm to 432mm !, A built in lock button to prevent 'barrel creep' when the lens is transported on the camera, or when the camera is slung over the shoulder.

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    Slightly larger and heavier, than most regular 'kit' lenses, this lens will add additional bulk to your DSLR camera., AF will do a lot of hunting and searching in low light conditions, so you may have to switch to manual focus to achieve satisfactory results.

Product Highlights
  • Compact, Lightweight 15x Zoom Lens
  • For Use with Canon Digital SLR Cameras
  • For APS-C Image Sensor Cameras
  • Piezo Drive Ultrasonic AF Motor
  • Zoom Wide Angle to Ultra Telephoto
  • Vibration Compensation (VC) Mechanism
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In The Box
  • Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for Canon
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 6-Year Warranty (U.S.A Only)
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