16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO

The New Megazoom Standard

16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

The New Megazoom Standard

Expand you possibilities with this new high-performance megazoom lens

Experience previously unimaginable photographic possibilities thanks to the latest optical technology. This extremely versatile megazoom lens for digital reflex cameras with an APS-C sensor covers a huge focal length range of 16mm to 300mm and even allows you to take macro photos thanks to its short focussing distance of only 39cm. In addition, it contains the latest technology from the optical industry such as newly developed aspheric elements and multi-coated lenses to enable even sharper images despite its extremely compact design. Expand your creative possibilities in every situation with this revolutionary 18.8x zoom, developed by the pioneers of the megazoom lens.

Focal Length [mm] 16-300
Maximum Aperture F/3.5-6.3
Minimum Object Distance [m] 0.39
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2.9
Filter Size [mm] 67
Weight [g] 540
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16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO


A lens from the megazoom class allows you to capture a much larger area. Megazooms offer focal lengths from wide angles down to the telephoto range and are thus the lens of choice for most situations. As a result of their high level of flexibility, compact size and low weight, these lenses are particularly suitable for daily use as an all-round lens, as well as for vacations, activities requiring little baggage or for families with children and all their gear in tow.

16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO

Features and Functions


The PZD ultrasonic motor delivers a noticeably faster and at the same time quieter autofocus action – ideal for capturing spontaneous moments in razor-sharp images. Furthermore, it also allows you the option of manually focussing the lens at any time.

VC Image Stabilization (Vibration Compensation)

The tried-and-tested Tamron VC Image Stabilizer (Vibration Compensation) ensures this lens delivers sharp and shake-free images. This means that the lens is also perfectly suited for hand-held photos and low-light conditions.

Splash-proof design

The complex lens construction is splash-proof. As a result, this lens is also suitable for sophisticated outdoor photography.

Additional product features

VC (Vibration Compensation)

The VC Image Stabilizer delivers sharp and shake-free images, as well as a smooth viewfinder image.

PZD (Piezo Drive)

The Piezo Drive enables noticeably quick yet at the same time almost silent focussing.

XR (Extra Refractive Index) Glass

A special glass with a particularly high refractive index for greater performance and a compact lens design.


Hybrid aspherical elements ensure unique image quality and compactness.

LD (Low Dispersion)

Lens element for greater image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration.

Internal-Focusing (IF)-System

The extension length of the lens does not change during focussing and the close focussing distance is significantly reduced across the entire focusing range.

Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism

Protects against undesired extension of the lens barrel.

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16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO

Test reports and awards

European DSLR Zoom Lens 2014-2015
The Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro is a world first, combining a super-wide angle to super-telephoto focal range in a single lens. Designed for APS-C-format DSLR cameras, its huge 18.8x zoom range is equivalent to 24-450mm on full-frame DSLRs, while its usable maximum aperture of F3.5-6.3 makes use of Tamron’s exclusive vibration compensation (VC) to minimise camera movement during shooting. Many photographers will appreciate the close focusing distance of 39cm. In spite of this stellar feature list, the Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro is just 10cm long and weighs only 540g.
ePHOTOzine 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO
"The compact size, light weight and splash proof construction make this lens an ideal travel companion, and the lens' ability to focus down to 39cm makes frame-filling close-ups possible."
Editor's Choice Award for Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
The performance of the review lens was much better than we expected, given its 18.8x zoom range. Although not a match for prime lenses or significantly shorter zooms with respect to resolution, it is still an outstanding performer for a zoom with such a long focal length range.[...]

16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

The new Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD