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The new 15x high-power mega zoom AF 18-270mm /F3,5 -6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [ IF] Macro is the lens with the biggest zoom range in the world *, a landmark, that Tamron, the pioneer in the development of mega zooms has achieved through constant improvements  of leading worldwide optical technologies.  

There is no longer a need to change lenses as this ideal compact travel lens with its gigantic focal range can be left on the camera. Heavy luggage due to bulky photo equipment is a thing of the past.  

Tamron's highly effective image stabilizer VC ( VC = Vibration Compensation) was built into this lens. This technology is a Tamron-own development and fascinates by its effectiveness and speed. With Tamron’s VC stabilizer panning is possible without annoying motion delay in your viewfinder and without having to change-over to a special mode.  

You can win up to four stops with the VC stabilization for stable hand-held photography. The AF18-270mm offers the highest image quality and is very light and compact in spite of its 15-times zoom. The full frame equivalent of the tele-end corresponds to that of a 419 mm ** lens.

* for SLRs, as of 1.9.2009
**Tamron’s crop factor  is 1.55 x

Please note that Di II lenses are made for the exclusive use on digital SLR cameras with image sensors smaller than 24mm x 16mm. Di II lenses cannot be used together with a full format or 35mm SLR camera, as their image sensors are not able to cover the entire area of full format resulting in dark corners of the (i.e. vignetting becomes noticeable).

The World Record Megazoom
AF 18-270mm F/3,5 -6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro

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AF 18-270mm F/3,5 -6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro  AF 18-270mm F/3,5 -6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro  AF 18-270mm F/3,5 -6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro  AF 18-270mm F/3,5 -6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro  
EISA Photo Award "Travel lens of the year" 2009-2010
Plus X Award in "Ease of Use"
Dpreview 12/2008 recommended
The 2009 American PHOTO Editor´s Choice Awards

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Technical Specifications

Item NoB003
Groups-Elements13 - 18
Angle of view75-6
Optical Constructionrotation
Diaphragm Blades7
Minimum Aperture22
Minimum Object Distance [m]0.49
Maximum Magnification Ratio1:3,5
Filter size [mm]72
Weight [g]550
Diameter x Length [mm]79,6 x 101
Maximum Aperture3,5-6,3
Focal Length [mm]18-270
Item no. hoodAB003
Item no. front capCP72
Available coloursBlack