Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 vs. Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3

Tamron has announced its 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 18.8x superzoom lens for APS-C sized sensored DSLR cameras. It has a price tag for $629

Nikon also just announced the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens, which has the usual Vibration Reduction [VR] system, which can reduce shake by up to 4 stops. It has a price tag for $896.95.

To see the difference between Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 vs. Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 superzoom lenses, we have put together Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 vs. Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 specs comparison table below.

Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 vs. Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3

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Tamron’s superzoom is almost $250 cheaper at the price. We may have to look forward for sample images taken with both lenses. Here are the quick specifications comparison between the Nikon and Tamron lenses.

Model Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3
Focal Length 16-300mm 18-300mm
Maximum Aperture f/3.5-6.3 f/3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 82°12’ – 5°20’ 76° – 5°20′
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups 16 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39m (15.3 in) 0.48m (19.2 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 0.34x  0.32x
Filter Size 67mm 67mm
Maximum Diameter 75mm 78.5mm
Length 99.5mm (3.9 in) 99mm (3.8 in)
Weight 540g (19 oz) 550g (19.4 oz)
Diaphragm Blades 7 7
Price  $629  $896.95