- Best-in-class, extremely fast and precise AF provided by VXD linear motor focus mechanism
- MOD of 5.9" and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at wide end
- The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras
- Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating
The Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 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 (27mm to 450mm full- frame equivalent). The lens is available for Sony E-mount and Fujifilm X-Mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. With this broad coverage, the lens empowers shooting in a wide variety of situations including everyday life and travel snapshots with wide-angle, dynamic ultra-telephoto, and macro photography. Its AF drive system uses Tamron’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor autofocus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance in still and video modes. The lens includes special optical elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses. Moreover, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 5.9" at 18mm, and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens is equipped with Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, effectively reducing image blur caused by camera shake in low-light conditions or in the ultra- telephoto range at slower shutter speeds. Also, same as most other Tamron lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a Ø67mm filter size. With a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a highly versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto and paves the way for exciting new photographic experiences.
A versatile zoom lens for mirrorless
The most exciting feature of this lens is its 16.6x zoom ratio. It is the first APS-C mirrorless camera lens in the world to achieve this extreme. Its 18-300mm range provides the full-frame equivalent of 27-450mm. From ultra-telephoto photography taking advantage of lens compression, to wide-angle photography that captures vast landscapes, this lens supports many different types of photographic expression. The lens's very compact design weighs approximately 620g (21.9oz). Plus, like most of TAMRON's other lenses for mirrorless cameras, the filter size is unified at 67mm. The lens is easy to handle in any situation, and ideal to carry around all day.
Best-in-class autofocus that’s fast and precise, you’ll never miss a shot
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is a zoom lens with speed, precision and responsiveness that ranks at the top of all-in-one zoom lens category, due in part to TAMRON’s VXD linear motor focus mechanism. Even at the ultra-telephoto focal length of 300mm (the full-frame equivalent of 450mm), it glides into focus comfortably from the minimum distance to infinity. Its focus tracking is so effective that it allows you to capture decisive moments when photographing insects, animals, vehicles or other moving subjects. Since it directly drives a group of lens elements to focus without using gears, the lens is exceptionally quiet. The linear motor suppresses drive noise making this lens ideal for shooting both still photos and video in environments that demand silence.
Maximum magnification ratio is 1:2, absolutely amazing for an all-in-one zoom lens
At the 18mm wide end, the lens attains an MOD of 0.15m (5.9 in) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2. With an amazing working distance of 5mm (0.2 in), you can get as close as you want to your subject while capturing the background. This opens the doors for a style of expression that is exclusive to wide macro photography.
When shooting with an MOD of 0.15m (5.9 in) at the wide end, the distance between the subject and the front tip of the lens is approximately 5mm (0.2 in). Use precaution so that the front element does not touch the subject when shooting at MOD.
Uncompromising optical performance throughout the entire zoom range
The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD is a high-resolution all-in-one zoom lens created through TAMRON's persistent pursuit of outstanding image quality. The optical construction includes several special lens elements, specifically four LD (Low Dispersion) and three hybrid aspherical lens elements. These elements help to produce clear, sharp images from the center to the corners. Chromatic aberration and other optical aberrations are well corrected. In addition, the BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating suppresses ghosting and flare, which commonly occur in backlit scenes. Throughout the entire zoom range, the 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD provides both high image quality and soft creamy bokeh.
Equipped with TAMRON's proprietary VC
This lens incorporates TAMRON's proprietary VC mechanism to minimize the effect of camera-shake, which is likely to occur in the telephoto range. It displays its ability to perform when shooting handheld under low-light conditions such as indoor or when shooting at night. It effectively reduces the degradation of picture quality. Using AI technologies, the lens will choose the compensation characteristic for videography at focal lengths of 70mm or less.
|Minimum Focus Distance
|Wide: 5.9"/ 15cm
Telephoto: 39" / 99.06cm
|Maximum Magnification Ratio
|19 elements in 15 groups
|Angle of View
|77° 24' - 5° 30'
|Dimensions (Ø x L)
|2.79 x 5" / 75.5 x 125.8mm
|21.9 oz / 621g