Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens for Nikon
As full-frame digital SLRs are more widely used by travellers and enthusiasts, their best partner is a a responsive, accurate high-power zoom lens. This All-In-One™ 28-300mm lens delivers superb image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight package.
Tamron’s acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism reduces image blur caused by camera shake to deliver sharp images even when shooting handheld in low light or at the telephoto end*. The PZD (Piezo Drive) provides noticeably faster, quieter autofocus action, allowing users to capture spontaneous moments in crisp images and to continue to shoot even when quiet operation is required.
Focus on portability
The lens is now even smaller and lighter. In addition to state-of-the-art optical design that facilitates downsizing of the lens body, the mechanical design, which incorporates a highly sophisticated multi-stack-cam layout that takes up far less space, and PZD (Piezo Drive), an autofocus drive system with a simpler, more compact structure, has made it possible to reduce the overall dimensions of this lens.
Stabilises camera blur for sharp images in low light
If you’re shooting handheld when light is low, especially with longer lenses, your camera’s shutter speeds can extend to a point where the image may turn out blurred due to camera shake. Tamron’s VC tracks this shake and neutralises it for sharper images without the inconvenience of a tripod or the artificiality of a flash, in much lower light.
Tamron’s unique VC mechanism uses a proprietary actuator and algorithms to deliver an extremely stable viewfinder image with excellent tracking. The tri-axial system uses three driving coils to move internal optical components within the VC lens electromagnetically, based on signals originating from three ball bearings, made from either steel or ceramic. The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the balls, achieving smooth movement with minimal friction.
Tamron’s original moving magnet system employed a heavy magnet positioned near the moving VC lens element. The improved VC reverses the positions of magnet and coil and attaches the VC optic to the coil. This moving coil is lighter than the magnet, and as this reduces the load on the drive system, both the VC unit and the lens are lighter and more compact.
Smaller, lighter, faster and highly accurate AF
An exclusive Tamron innovation, the Piezo Drive (PZD) is an advanced ultrasonic autofocus (AF) motor based on the latest piezoelectric technology – the standing wave principle. High-frequency voltage turns a ceramic piezoelectric element with a swiveling motion, causing the metal tip at the rotor’s contact point to rotate elliptically, thereby turning the rotor to focus the lens swiftly, silently, and with great precision.
Standing wave ultrasonic motors like the one used in Tamron’s innovative PZD have a number of advantages. They’re smaller and lighter and also provide faster and quieter operation than DC motors for improved AF performance. Compared with their predecessors, their actuator system allows far greater flexibility in lens design, reducing the overall size and weight of the lens.
Full-time manual focus
The full-time manual focus system enables fine focus adjustments to be made during autofocus shooting without having to change the focus mode beforehand.
Moisture-resistant construction for outdoor shooting
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
Flower-shaped hood is supplied with the lens to shield stray light
Included as a standard accessory, the flower-shaped hood matches the rectangular shape of the image sensor to most effectively block the interference of superfluous light rays entering from outside the borders of the image area, helping to ensure sharp, clear, flare-free images with crisp detail in the shadow areas.
Upgraded cosmetic design
Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an elegant tungsten silver brand ring, this newly-designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
The advanced optical construction of this lens includes four elements of LD (Low Dispersion) glass, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass, which has greater refractive index than XR.
The full use of specialised glass elements in its design contributes to making this outstanding lens as compact and lightweight as possible, while minimising aberrations, resulting in superior image quality.
The Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens comes with a full Australian warranty.Cameras Direct since 2003. Pop into our Gold Coast camera store & warehouse or order online. We look forward to being at your SERVICE Australia wide. We look forward to helping you take a better photo soon. Thank you
|Type of Product||Lens|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AFA010N-700|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F-Mount|
|Lens Minimum Focusing Distance||49 cm|
|Lens Minimum Aperture||22-40|
|Lens Maximum Aperture||3.5-6.3|
|Lens Ending Focal Length||300mm|
|Lens Starting Focal Length||28mm|
|Includes Tripod Collar||No|
|Includes Lens Case||No|
|Includes Lens Hood||Yes|
|Product Weight||540 grams|