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Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro APS-C Lens (2014)

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Product Overview

Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro is an all-in-one zoom lens for Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, and Sony A-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Tamron in 2014, it has 16 elements in 12 groups.
Like most zoom lenses, the Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro is externally-zooming. Fortunately, Tamron has provided a zoom lock that at least stops zoom creep. For incremental weathers, Tamron is kind enough to include weather sealing.
An all-in-one zoom lens, the Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro trades some performance for versatility, though the most discerning photographers may find the image quality hardly satisfactory. The lens is also stabilized, making it even easier to use.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • All-in-one lenses tend to offer lower IQ
  • Not the highest grade of build

What external reviewers found***

Ext 84% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb wide-angle performance
  • Excellent telephoto performance
  • Very good build quality
Cons
  • No telephoto zoom
  • No macro mode
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades, Circular diaphragm
Colors
Black
Form Factor
All-in-One Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Sony A-mount
Motor
Ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
75 mm / 2.95 in
Size | Length
100 mm / 3.94 in
Weight
540 g / 19.08 oz

Function

Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.5° Diagonal | 4.6° Horizontal | 3.1° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/3.5–6.3 ~ f/22–40
Autofocus
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
16 mm ~ 300 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
24.0 mm ~ 450.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.34x
Min Focus Distance
390 mm / 15.35 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2014-02-06
Model Name
B016

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External Reviews

dpreview[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro is a new version of the company's famous superzoom concept. Focal length has been increased from 18mm to 16mm, bringing serious wide-angle capability to the category for the first time. Closest focusing distance has been reduced to earn the 'Macro' designation (even if it's hardly macro in the true sense of allowing 1:1 reproduction)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb wide-angle performance
  • Very good build quality
  • Excellent telephoto performance
Cons
  • No macro mode
  • No telephoto zoom

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Long and short of it: Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro review. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/tamron-16-300mm-f-3-5-6-3-di-ii-vc-pzd-macro. 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2022-01-27.

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