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Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Zoom Lens (Sony E Mount)

Highlights

  • Lens is suitable for: Sony APS-C E-Mount Only
  • Fitting: Sony E-Mount (APS-C & Full Frame)
  • ZOOM
  • Travel ZOOM
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: 16765 (4960371006765)

4.3
(14 reviews)

Tamron 18-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Zoom Lens (Sony E Mount)

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Product Details

The Tamron 18-300 mm covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27 mm to 450 mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens 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 a MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15 m (5.9 in) at the 18 mm wide end and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens uses 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 unified 67 mm 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.

The world’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

This is the world's first mega-zoom 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 27 mm to 450 mm! 

Best-in-class, extremely fast and precise AF provided by Tamron's VXD linear motor focus mechanism

The 18-300 mm lens 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 0.15 m (5.9 in) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at the wide end

With a MOD of 0.15 m (5.9 in) at the 18 mm wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens 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 Tamron 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 uses 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 compensation characteristic for videography at focal lengths of 70 mm or less.

Durable design

By using various seals to prevent moisture/dust from entering the lens, plus dirt and a moisture-resistant fluorine coating on the front lens, this lens can be used in all weather conditions.

Compatible with many camera-specific features and functions

including fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF

Product Reviews

4.3
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Amateur Photographer

With an impressive 16.6x range, it may be the perfect travel zoom lens for Fujifilm X and Sony E Mount cameras, but what are the compromises? Richard Sibley finds out.

PhotoReview

A lot of engineering technology and design has gone into the development of Tamron’s 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens. With its 16.7x zoom ratio, it’s currently the longest all-in-one zoom lens available for Sony’s cropped-sensor cameras, which makes it an important addition to the choices...

PC Magazine

The Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD is an all-in-one zoom lens that nets crisp photos, focuses close for macros, and has the weather protection outdoor photographers are after.

Shutterbug

If you own a Sony mirrorless camera (APS-C or full frame) or a Fujifilm X-series camera, buying a Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 is a smart choice and one you will never regret. You could probably shoot an entire wild animal safari (and definitely a full day at the zoo) with this lens alone and never...

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Wex Photo Video

I've given the lens a brief outing on my X-T3, primarily to test it at full extension, and am already very pleased to have taken the plunge. The vibration reduction seems to work well and image sharpness is better than expected given that I was restricted to a relatively high ISO on the day.

WEX

I've given the lens a brief outing on my X-T3, primarily to test it at full extension, and am already very pleased to have taken the plunge. The vibration reduction seems to work well and image sharpness is better than expected given that I was restricted to a relatively high ISO on the day.

Clifton Cameras
Wex Photo Video

So versatile, it's Difficult to swap this lense off my Camera. Paired with my Fuji 10-24 gives me a great two lense set up when out and about with the family. Only poor light situations has me looking for my faster lenses or taking portraits.

WEX

So versatile, it's Difficult to swap this lense off my Camera. Paired with my Fuji 10-24 gives me a great two lense set up when out and about with the family. Only poor light situations has me looking for my faster lenses or taking portraits.

Precision Camera & Video

Much better than I expected for a lens with this zoom range and especially for the price. This is my first Tamron, and I think it's going to be my most-used lens.

Clifton Cameras
WEX

Well finally got this lens, no fault of Wex. Truly impressed, a great addition to my kit. Matched to my X-T4 balances really well giving awesome range. Also impressed with closeup ability. Currently on the Isle of Wight in the wind testing the opportunities this gives as a single lens for a trip.

Wex Photo Video

Well finally got this lens, no fault of Wex. Truly impressed, a great addition to my kit. Matched to my X-T4 balances really well giving awesome range. Also impressed with closeup ability. Currently on the Isle of Wight in the wind testing the opportunities this gives as a single lens for a trip.

I feel that the best way to review this lens is by comparing it to the older 18-200, which I have used for over six years. The extra reach, closer focussing and greater magnification at the long end give a significant advantage over the older lens for just a relatively small increase in size and weight. Operation is very smooth and positive, and there is no creep. As far as I can see, image quality is also just as good - it is never going to match good fixed focus lenses or shorter zooms, but the images from my A6500 (taken in good light at low ISO) still look easily good enough for A2 prints. On the downside, I have found that focussing at the long end of the range can be a bit slow, especially in low light and low contrast situations.

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