16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

The New Megazoom Standard

Expand your options with high-power zooming from 16mm wide-angle.

Spanning an ultra-wide spectrum of focal lengths, the all-in-one zoom lens is a supremely versatile photographic tool. Now, Tamron sets a new standard with a revolutionary new 18.8X zoom lens for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras. This single lens covers 16mm to 300mm and provides macro focusing. It combines our latest advances in optical design – including the deployment of aspherical elements and newly developed glass – with multiple layers of coating to produce clear, sharp images while maintaining compact dimensions. Imagine the creative possibilities embodied in this latest breakthrough from the pioneer in high-power zooms!

European DSLR Zoom Lens   ePHOTOzine 16-300mm   Editor's Choice Award

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Model B016
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 12/16
Angle of View 82°12′ – 5°20′
Diaphragm Blade Number 7 (circular diaphragm)*
Minimum Aperture F/22 ~ F/40
Minimum Focus Distance 15.3in.(0.39m)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:2.9 (at f=300mm; MFD 0.39m)
Filter Diameter ø67
Weight 540g (19oz)**
Length 3.9in (99.5mm)***
Diameter ø75mm
Accessory Flower-shaped Lens hood
Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony A mount****


*This circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
**values given for Nikon AF cameras
***Length is the distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens.
****The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of the Sony digital SLR camera includes image stabilization functionality.




The PZD ultrasonic motor delivers a noticeably faster and at the same time quieter autofocus action – ideal for capturing spontaneous moments in razor-sharp images. Furthermore, it also allows you the option of manually focussing the lens at any time.


VC Image Stabilization (Vibration Compensation)

The tried-and-tested Tamron VC Image Stabilizer (Vibration Compensation) ensures this lens delivers sharp and shake-free images. This means that the lens is also perfectly suited for hand-held photos and low-light conditions.


Splash-proof design

The complex lens construction is splash-proof. As a result, this lens is also suitable for sophisticated outdoor photography.


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