Cameras

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

This all-in-one lens is lighter—and has a larger zoom range—than its predecessor (which we’ve long loved).

Brand: Tamron

Model: 16mm-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens


Specs

Weight

1lbs. 3oz.

Versatility

Not interested in schlepping multiple bulky lenses into the backcountry? We appreciate the Tamron’s wide-ranging 18.8x optical zoom with macro focusing, which could shoot everything from vast landscapes and distant wildlife to the water droplet on a leaf. “You’re basically getting two lenses—a wide-angle and a telephoto—for the price of one,” our photo editor says. Tradeoff: It’s a slower lens (f/3.5-6.3), which can make shooting in low-light conditions more challenging.