Expand your options with
high-power zooming from
Spanning an ultra-wide spectrum of focal lengths, the all-in-one
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. It combines our latest advances in optical design – including the
deployment of aspherical elements and newly developed glass - with multiple
layers of coating to produce clear, sharp images while maintaining compact
dimensions. Imagine the creative possibilities embodied in this latest
breakthrough from the pioneer in high-power zooms!
Note: Information valid as of February 2014. Information in this publication is subject to change at any time
without prior notice.
Caution: Please read the instruction manual carefully before using the lens
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Management on Quality and Environment
Tamron is certied with international standards: ISO 9001 for quality
and ISO 14001 for environmental management at its headquarters,
domestic sales ofces, China plant as well as three production facilities
in Aomori, Japan, and is fully committed to striving for continued and
sustainable improvement at all levels and facets of its business operations.
The world’s rst 18.8x zoom,
plus 1:2.9 macro reproduction
Zooming from 16mm to 300mm, at its widest-angle
setting this lens can shoot sweeping panoramic
landscapes and intimate interiors, and as a telephoto it
can capture powerful close-ups of distant subjects.
Macro focusing down to 1:2.9 is also provided.
Advanced optical and mechanical design
technology achieve high image quality in
a compact, lightweight zoom
The cutting-edge lens design consists of 16 elements in 12
groups and includes three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements,
two LD (Low Dispersion) elements and UXR (Ultra-Extra Re
fractive Index) glass. Together, they correct optical aberrations,
while state-of-the-art multi-layer coating signicantly minimizes
ghosting and are to deliver images of exceptional clarity. The
entire package is kept incredibly compact through the use of
advanced mechanical design engineering.
Elegant new style
The rubber grips on the zoom and focus rings have a
rectilinear grid pattern that adds sophistication to the
design, while the signature Tamron brand ring in tungsten
silver enhances its luxurious nish.
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture
from penetrating the lens.
VC (Vibration Compensation)
VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron’s proprietary image
stabilization system. It employs three driving coils that electro-
magnetically activate a shake-compensating VC lens group.
Since the VC lens elements are held in place only by three
ceramic ball bearings, there is smooth movement with little
friction. Even when shooting long-range or under low light, the
viewnder image remains stable and the tracking response is
PZD (Piezo Drive) for faster, quieter
The PZD (Plezo Drive) provides noticeably faster, quieter auto-
focus action, allowing users to capture spontaneous moments
in crisp images and to continue to shoot even when quiet
operation is required. The full-time manual focus system
ables ne focus adjustments to be made during autofocus
shooting whhout having to change the focus mode beforehand.
Specications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed
without prior notice. Length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount.
Length is the distance between the mount face
and the tip of the lens.
This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even
at two steps down from its maximum aperture.
The Sony mount does not include VC, as Sony digital SLR
bodies include image stabilization functionality.
16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for Canon, Nikon 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD for for Sony Di ll lens designed exclusively for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras. Model: B016
Focal Length 16-300mm
Maximum Aperture F/3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 82°12‘-5°20‘
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39m
Max. Magnication Ratio 1:2.9 (at f=300mm: MFD 0.39m)
Maximum Diameter Ø 75mm
Diaphragm Blade Number 7 (circular diaphragm)*
Minimum Aperture F/22-40
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony*
B016 Lens Construction
Hybrid Aspherical Element
XR (Extra Refractive Index) Glass
UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) Glass
Molded-Glass Aspherical Element
Moisture-resistant construction diagram
Focal lenght: 300mm, Exposure: F/7.1, 1/60 sec
16-300mm Di II VC PZD, Different Angles of View
Expanded VC Schematic Diagram:
VC Lens (Compensation Optical System)
Diagonal: 82° 12'
Diagonal: 5° 20'
VC: OFF VC: ON
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