Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E
- Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism
- Internal Focusing (IF) System
- Aspherical Lens
- LD (Low Dispersion)
- Moisture Resistant Construction
- Fluorine Coating
- VC (Vibration Compensation)
- VXD Autofocus
The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras
This is the world's first mega-zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the greatest feature of this lens, covering wide-angle to an ultra-telephoto range. The full-frame equivalent focal length range is from 27 mm to 450 mm!
Best-in-class, extremely fast and precise AF provided by Tamron's VXD linear motor focus mechanism
The 18-300 mm lens utilizes Tamron's proprietary VXD linear motor focus mechanism. It achieves AF speed and precision that stand among the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses. Throughout its range, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto, it provides precise AF shooting. Excellent when tracking a moving subject in focus, it is ideal when photographing animals, aircraft, railways, and other moving subjects. It’s extremely quiet, and therefore perfectly suited for both still and video shooting in conditions that demand silent operation.
MOD of 0.15 m (5.9 in) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at the wide end
With a MOD of 0.15m (5.9 in) at the 18 mm wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs amazingly well when shooting up close compared to other all-in-one zoom lenses. It enables users to enjoy creative macro photography with highly blurred backgrounds, a feature unique to macro photography. As a pioneer in all-in-one zoom lenses, Tamron demonstrates unmatched originality in close-up shots.
The best image quality in its class
In terms of image quality, this new Tamron is one of the best-performing all-in-one zoom lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras. To achieve a zoom ratio of 16.6x while ensuring high image quality, the lens features a well-balanced arrangement of three hybrid aspherical elements and four LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements to effectively suppress optical aberrations. Throughout the zoom range, it maintains high resolving power from the centre to the corners.
Outstanding VC stabilization
Despite its compact size, the lens uses Tamron's proprietary VC mechanism. With or without image stabilization in the camera body, the VC included in this lens effectively mitigates camera shake that is likely to occur in low-light conditions indoors and at night. Furthermore, using AI technologies, the lens will choose the compensation characteristic for videography at focal lengths of 70 mm or less.
By using various seals to prevent moisture/dust from entering the lens, plus a dirt and a moisture-resistant fluorine coating on the front lens, this lens can be used in all weather conditions.
Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions including fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF
The Tamron 18-300 mm covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27 mm to 450 mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high-resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality, making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.
Moreover, with a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15 m (5.9 in) at the 18 mm wide end and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens uses Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, effectively reducing image blur caused by camera shake in low-light conditions or in the ultra-telephoto range at slower shutter speeds.
Also, same as most other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a unified 67 mm filter size. With a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a highly versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto.
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