Tamron 18-270mm PZD Lens with Piezo Drive Review

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Announced & Updated 12/10/2010

Tamron 18-270mm PZD Lens with Piezo Drive The smallest 15x Zoom in the world* (74.4 mm diameter x 88 mm length), Tamron's First PZD (Piezo Drive)  The highly praised Tamron 18-270mm VC APS-C format DSLR ultra zoom has achieved an amazing new height of speed, compactness, and performance, by adding the enhanced of PZD (Piezo Drive), a ground-breaking ultrasonic autofocus motor starting with an advanced piezoelectric design.

The Celebrated attributes that have made this remarkable multipurpose lens a tradition in its class have been preserved.

These embrace a 15X (28-419mm equivalent ) zoom range, an advanced, lightweight, small Vibration Compensation (VC) system,  0.49m (19.3 inches) macro focusing all the way through, and, of naturally, unmatched imaging functions.

The outcome  is a lens that's a good deal lighter, and perceptibly thinner and shorter (filter diameter: 62mm) than any previous lens in its class, and offers more immediate, quieter auto-focusing.

*SLR cameras with 15x magnification high-zoom-ratio lens capability. Existing as of December 2010. 

12/10/2010 ✓


• Light and Compact
• Easy to Use
• Easy to Carry
• Tamron’s new PZD (Piezo Drive)
• Standing wave ultrasonic motor
• New VC Mechanism (Moving Coil Method)

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Lens styleZoom lens
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length18 – 270 mm  
Stabilization type Yes  
Camera mount Canon EF, Nikon F (DX) Sony A  
Angle of view 75°33’ - 5°55’  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F3.5 - F6.3  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F40.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Total Elements 16  
Number of Groups 13  
Minimum focus distance 0.49 m (19.29")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.26 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micro-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus No  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight450 g (0.99 lb)  
Lens diameter 74 mm (2.93")  
Overall length 88 mm (3.46")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock switch Yes  
Filter thread size 62 mm  
Lens hood included Yes - Flower-Shaped  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes
• Flower-shaped Lens Hood
• Tamron U.S.A. 6-Year Warranty


18-270mm Tamron PZD Lens with Piezo Drive


Tamron 18-270mm PZD Lens with Piezo Drive
Tamron 18-270mm PZD Lens with Piezo Drive

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