Tamron have announced a ‘all-in-one’ zoom lens with a focal length of 16-300mm and a variable aperture of f/3.4-6.3. The Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DI II VC PZD Macro Zoom Lens is designed for APS-C sensor-based DSLR cameras.
The focal length of 16-300mm offers an effective 35mm focal range of 24-450mm, so for those that don’t like to change lens to often, this lens pretty much has most situations covered for the casual photographer.
The Tamron 16-300mm, which takes 67mm filters, also sports Vibration Compensation, Tamron’s image stabilisation technology. Closest focusing distance is 15.3 inches, so technically it’s not a true macro lens, but that’s about as close that a lens of this type is going to get.
The lens will be available on May 15 at a cost of $629, which is a very competitive price point for a versatile zoom lens that also offers image stabilisation.