Sony E mount Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD

Sony E mount Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD

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Tamron is continuing the development of high quality lenses with the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD for Sony E. It joins their line-up as the world's first 16.6x zoom lens for Sony APS-C format cameras. This ‘mega-zoom’ range offers a full frame equivalent of 27mm to 450mm, which really does make this a class-leading all-in-one option for a diverse range of subjects and the ultimate travel lens. Optical performance is excellent thanks to several special glass elements in the design and Tamron’s vibration control (VC) has been added to stabilise the lens when handholding or shooting in low light. Those who shoot video are treated with special attention to video stabilisation in the 18-70mm range, making this a stunning hybrid content creators all-in-one zoom lens.

Adding to the incredible zoom range os the ability to capture macro close-up images, as the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD has a minimum focus distance of just 15cm at its wide end, with 1:2 magnification. This opens up yet more creative opportunities to capture flowers, insects and a range of detail shots.

The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is the world's first 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 27mm to 450mm. With this broad coverage, it empowers shooting in a wide variety of situations, including everyday life and travel snapshots, both wide-angle and dynamic ultra-telephoto landscape photography and macro photography.

Best-in-class, extremely fast and precise AF provided by VXD linear motor focus mechanism
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD 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 0.15m (5.9 in) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at wide end
With an MOD of 0.15m (5.9 in) at the 18mm wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD performs amazingly well when shooting up close compared to other all-in-one zoom lenses3. 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 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD 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 is equipped with 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 best compensation characteristic for videography at focal lengths of 70mm or less.

Comfortably compact
User-friendly features such as Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating and Zoom Lock switch

World’s first 16.6x zoom lens for APS-C sensor Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
Tamron’s VC (vibration control) which has also been optimised for video in the 18-70mm range
Minimum object distance of just 15 cm at the wide end of the zoom
Excellent image quality
Fast precise Autofocus using Tamron's VXD linear motor
Compatible with renowned Sony AF systems including Hybrid AF and Eye AF
Moisture resistant construction
Compact 67mm filter thread size and lightweight 620g design
Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E
Flower-shaped hood
Lens caps
Hoya 67mm Fus - If you just want to protect your front lens element this is a great option
Hoya 67mm Ultra Pro Circular Polariser - An excellent filter to reduce reflections and glare when shooting outdoors
Tiffen 67mm Variable Neutral Density Filter - ideal for videographers with 2-8 stops of light control for brighter days
Attribute Value
Focal Length:18-300mm (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Maximum Aperture:F3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal):77° 24'-5° 30' (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction:19 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance:0.15m /5.9 in (WIDE), 0.99m /39 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio:12 (WIDE) / 14 (TELE)
Filter Size:φ67mm
Maximum Diameter:φ75.5mm
Length*:for Sony E-mount 125.6mm (4.9 in)
Weight:620g (21.9 oz)
Aperture Blades:7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture:F22-40
Standard Accessories:Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts:Sony E-mount

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