Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens Review

Quick Take
  • Compact lens with an incredible zoom range
  • Rubber rings make focus and zoom easy to control
  • Touch AF and VC switches don't changed by accident
  • Easy to read numbers on the lens
  • Very good image quality
  • Not as sharp as some available all-in-one lenses
  • VC still left some of our handheld image soft/blurry
Bottom Line
The Tamron 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens is a versatile and affordable compact all-in-one lens that will greatly lighten your camera bag while traveling. Featuring the biggest zoom range of their AIO lenses, and one of the lowest price tags, it is great for those looking for a bargain. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
One of Tamron's newest all-in-one lenses, the 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro features the most versatile zoom range of an all-in-one, plus macro capabilities, in a compact package. This lens is also much more affordable than other lenses with comparable features and range. It's available in Canon, Nikon and Sony* mounts. A lens cap and hood are also included.
*Sony mount lens does not include VC image stabilization.

The maximum aperture of f/3.5 allows you to shoot easily in low-light situations. The assistance of the VC also helps in both low-light and any other handheld situations. The fast Piezo AF system focuses quickly and quietly on your subjects. This Di II lens is specifically designed for cameras with APS-C sized image sensors.


Model B016
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 12/16
Angle of View
82°12' - 5°20'
Diaphragm Blade Number 7 (circular diaphragm)*
Minimum Aperture F/22 ~ F/40
Minimum Focus Distance 15.3in.(0.39m)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:2.9 (at f=300mm; MFD 0.39m)
Filter Diameter ø67
Weight 540g (19oz)**
Length 3.9in (99.5mm)***
Diameter ø75mm
Accessory Flower-shaped Lens hood
Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony A mount

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