Product Comparison: Nikon AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED vs Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Tamron
Model
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD
Origin
China
China
About the Product
If you want a single lens that can cover every imaginable shooting situation, from wide-angle groups to ultra-high-power zoom shots, look no further than the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR. Boasting the longest reach of any NIKKOR all-in-one zoom lens, it delivers the equivalent of 450mm—enough reach to bring the most distant action up close. Nikon's second generation VR II technology ensures every photo and HD video is razor-sharp, and Nikon's advancements in lens design deliver consistent, exceptional performance in any setting. It's also great for close-up shooting. Even more amazing, the AF-S NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR does all this in a surprisingly compact, lightweight lens.
Spanning an ultra-wide spectrum of focal lengths, the all-in-one™ zoom lens is a supremely versatile photographic tool. Now, Tamron sets a new standard with a revolutionary new 18.8x zoom lens for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras. This single lens covers 16mm to 300mm and provides macro focusing.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
3.5 /f
3.5 /f
Minimum Focal Length
18 millimeters
16 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
300 millimeters
300 millimeters
Lens Type
Zoom
Zoom
Size & Weight
Height
3.3 in.
2.95 in.
Width
3.3 in.
2.95 in.
Depth
4.7 in.
4.3 in.
Weight
29.3 oz.
19 oz.
Imaging
Minimum Focus Distance
17.7 in.
15.3 in.
Field Of View
76° - 5°20'
82°12' - 5°20'
Zoom Type
Manual
Manual
Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Features
Brand Compatibility
Nikon
Nikon
Sensor Type Compatibility
DX-format
DX-format
Lens Groups and Elements
19 Elements in 14 Groups
16 elements in 12 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
9
7
Filter Diameter
77 millimeters
67 millimeters
Extras
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Zoom Ratio 16.7 x, Vibration Reduction, Super Integrated Coating, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, IF Lens
Enhanced telemacro functionality helps achieve a minimum focusing distance of 0.39m, VC (Vibration Compensation), Wide-angle zoom lens for panoramic shots, PZD (Piezo drive) and high-torque USD motor for clear, precise focus, Aspherical lens elements help eliminate aberration, Moisture-resistant construction
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
6 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
999.95 $


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