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The Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens will expand your options with its power that zooms from 16-300mm (full-frame equivalent 24.8-465mm) telephoto . At its widest range, it will let you shoot superb intimate interiors and panoramic landscapes. Regulate the amount of light passing through your camera with its aperture with a size of f/3.5-6.3 in 7 (circular diaphragm). This lens will give a quieter yet faster autofocusing thanks to the PZD (Piezo Drive) piezoelectric drive, Tamron's ultrasonic motor system with VC image stabilisation. Having 16 elements in 12 groups, the lens will give a better controlled performance in terms of professional photography. It is compatible only with APS-C DSLR Cameras.
Product Features in Detail
VC (Vibration Compensation) makes friends of low light and telephoto
VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary image stabilisation system. It employs three driving coils that electromagnetically activate a shake-compensating VC lens group. The VC lens elements are held in place only by three ceramic ball bearings, giving smooth movement with little friction. Even when shooting long-range or under low light, the viewfinder image remains stable and the tracking response is excellent.
Super-smooth and accurate with PZD (Piezo Drive)
Pioneered in the Model B008, the PZD (Piezo Drive) piezoelectric drive is Tamron's internal standing wave ultrasonic internal motor system. Autofocusing is noticeably faster and quieter. Capture crisp images spontaneously, even in noise-sensitive situations. There is enhanced support for contrast-detection AF capabilities, and focusing when in live-view mode is smoother.
Full-time manual override
Make fine focus adjustments at any time without having to switch out of autofocus mode.
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
Minimum focus distance of 39cm over the zoom range, with macro capability to 1:2.9
Designed exclusively for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras, this all-in-one zoom has a minimum focal distance of 0.39m (15.3 in.) through the entire zoom range. Macro capability down to 1:2.9 allows you to enjoy high-quality macro photography with astonishing convenience.
High image quality in a compact, lightweight zoom
This cutting-edge design employs Tamron's advanced optical and mechanical design technology. There are 16 elements in 12 groups including three Moulded-Glass Aspherical elements, two LD (Low Dispersion) elements and UXR (Ultra-eXtra Refractive Index) glass. Together, they correct optical aberrations, while state-of-the-art multilayer coating significantly minimises ghosting and flare to deliver images of exceptional clarity. The entire package is kept incredibly compact through the use of advanced mechanical design engineering.
Elegant new design
The rubber grips on the zoom and focus rings have a rectilinear grid pattern that adds sophistication to the design, while the signature Tamron brand ring in tungsten silver enhances its luxurious finish.
Compensates for camera blur on long shutter speeds – for sharp images in much less light (Vibration Compensation)
Tamron's unique VC mechanism uses a proprietary actuator and algorithms to deliver an extremely stable viewfinder image with excellent tracking. The tri-axial system uses three driving coils to move internal optical components within the VC lens electromagnetically, based on signals originating from three ball bearings, made from either steel or ceramic. The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the balls, achieving smooth movement with minimal friction.
Tamron's original moving magnet system employed a heavy magnet positioned near the moving VC lens element. The improved VC reverses the positions of magnet and coil and attaches the VC optic to the coil. This moving coil is lighter than the magnet, and as this reduces the load on the drive system, both the VC unit and the lens are lighter and more compact.
'Standing waves' drive a smaller, lighter, but highly accurate AF mechanism
Watch this feature in action on our YouTube channelAn exclusive Tamron innovation, the Piezo Drive (PZD) is an advanced ultrasonic autofocus (AF) motor based on the latest piezoelectric technology – the standing wave principle. High-frequency voltage turns a ceramic piezoelectric element with a swiveling motion, causing the metal tip at the rotor's contact point to rotate elliptically, thereby turning the rotor to focus the lens swiftly, silently, and with great precision.
Standing wave ultrasonic motors like the one used in Tamron's innovative PZD have a number of advantages. They're smaller and lighter and also provide faster and quieter operation than DC motors for improved AF performance. Compared with their predecessors, their actuator system allows far greater flexibility in lens design, reducing the overall size and weight of the lens.
Far superior image quality – while reducing lens size and weight
Tamron uses several hybrid aspherical lens elements in its lenses bearing the Aspherical designation. The benefits are two-fold: first, their non-spherical shapes virtually eliminate spherical aberration and image distortion. Second, as one hybrid aspherical lens element can take the place of multiple elements without compromising performance, they allow the lens to be much more compact.
As a result, these innovative optics have played a crucial role in delivering uniformly high image quality across all apertures and focal lengths of extraordinarily compact ultra-zoom lenses.
Sharpens edges by reducing 'colour fringing'
Chromatic aberration occurs when a lens element refracts different wavelengths of a ray of light – its rainbow colours – at very slightly different angles. This results in the 'colour fringing' that reduces the sharpness of an image. LD elements are made from special glass materials with extremely low dispersion indices (i.e. the refraction of a ray of light into rainbow colours is extremely narrow). Thus they effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the centre of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (toward the edges of the field) that often occurs at short (wideangle) focal lengths.
Although costly, LD glass materials result in clear, vivid image quality.
More compact lenses with superior image quality
XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass can bend light rays at steeper angles, thereby decreasing the physical length of the lens while enhancing imaging performance by minimising optical aberrations. With its superior light-bending power, XR glass makes it possible to design a short-barrel lens with the same light-gathering ability (aperture value) as a long-barrel lens – even with a smaller lens diameter. By using this principle Tamron has been able to shorten the length of the entire optical system and produce lighter, more compact lenses of the same speed, and also to provide greater zoom ranges in lenses that are much more convenient to carry and hand-hold.
XR glass is costlier than conventional glass but it yields enhanced optical power distribution, making the innovative XR lens designs possible.
XR glass enhanced
UXR glass is a development of XR glass, bending light even further. Like XR glass, UXR plays an important role in minimising the size and weight of the lens, optimising handling and dexterity.
Included in the Box
Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens
Flower-shaped Lens Hood
24 months warranty with Maxwells International Australia
This Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Lens comes with 24 months warranty with Maxwells International Australia.
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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|Focal length||16-300mm (full-frame equivalent 24.8-465mm)|
|Angles of view||Diagonal: 82°12' - 5°20'|
|Lens construction||16 elements in 12 groups|
|Minimum focus distance||0.39m (15.3 in.)|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:2.9 (at f=300mm and MFD 0.39m)|
|Length from lens mount1,2||99.5mm (3.9 in.)|
|Maximum diameter||75mm (2.9 in.)|
|Diaphragm blades3||7 (circular diaphragm)|
|Minimum aperture||f/22 (16mm) to f/40 (300mm)|
|Standard accessory||Flower-shaped Lens Hood|
|Mounts available||Nikon, Canon, Sony4|
1. Length, entire length and weight figures are for Nikon-mount lens.
2. The distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens.
3. This circular diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken at two stops down from its maximum aperture
4. The Sony mount does not include VC, since Sony digital SLR bodies include built-in image stabilisation.
*Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.