Tamron’s new AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD superzoom is all about speed. The introduction of a Piezo Drive (PZD) motor means the AF system should perform much faster and more silently than the previous Tamron 18-270mm model.
This isn’t the only improvement to the lens, though, as it is now 24% smaller than the old model, therefore taking up even less space in your travel bag.
Superzooms are a popular choice for photographers wanting an all-in-one lens when transporting a full kit bag is impractical. For many amateurs a superzoom may even be a default lens, with more specialist lenses an option only when the situation really demands it.
Tamron has a long history of producing popular superzoom lenses. The company offers not only an 18-200mm optic, but has also pushed the limits of superzoom lenses further with an 18-250mm and, in 2008, created the first 18-270mm version.