|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)|
|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.
The complex lens construction is splash-proof. As a result, this lens is also suitable for sophisticated outdoor photography.
Test reports and awards
European DSLR Zoom Lens 2014-2015
The Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro is a world first, combining a super-wide angle to super-telephoto focal range in a single lens. Designed for APS-C-format DSLR cameras, its huge 18.8x zoom range is equivalent to 24-450mm on full-frame DSLRs.
PHOTOzine 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO
“The compact size, light weight and splash proof construction make this lens an ideal travel companion, and the lens’ ability to focus down to 39cm makes frame-filling close-ups possible.”
Editor’s Choice Award for Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
The performance of the review lens was much better than we expected, given its 18.8x zoom range.
Although not a match for prime lenses or significantly shorter zooms with respect to resolution, it is still an outstanding performer for a zoom with such a long focal length range. […]