Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD

First published on: Thursday, 3 May 2012

This is the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens:

Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD

PZD is the Piezo Drive internal autofocus drive while VC stands for Vibration Compensation.

Sample Photos

Four official, full-resolution Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD photos — Two, on the left, taken with Canon 7D and two, on the right, with Nikon D7000.

Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD -- Official, full-resolution photos taken with Canon 7D and Nikon D7000

Enjoy viewing full-sized, full-resolution test photos in this Japanese language review (read it in English) of the Tamron 18-270 PZD lens at Impress. The images were taken with the Canon 7D and Canon 50D EOS Digital SLR cameras.

Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD (Canon mount) plus Canon 7D & Canon 50D -- Full-sized, full-resolution test photos

DPReview has a gallery of full-sized, full-resolution Canon 7D plus 18-270 PZD test photos, all shot in RAW mode and subsequently converted.

Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC PZD plus Canon 7D -- Full-sized, full-resolution test photos

Simon, the DPReview photographer, made the following remarks about the Tamron 18-270 PZD:

In use this versatile lens is impressive: focus is snappy and is almost completely silent, you can get surprisingly close, and the image stabilization helps keep things sharp at the long end. Although at a pixel level the results betray the optical compromises involved, I see little to complain about at normal viewing magnifications (something you can hopefully judge for yourself using this gallery of raw converted images). More importantly, the value of a single, small and light lens covering such a huge range more than makes up for the slightly fussy bokeh, visible CA, and distortion at the wide end.

Accessories and add-ons

The filter thread size on the 18-270 PZD is 62mm, which means you’ll want to be looking at purchasing 62mm filters.


Official 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008) page at Tamron USA, Tamron Japan and Tamron Global.

The Tokina 116 II was announced on Dec 9, 2010 — read the press release.

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