Tamron has developed a completely new All-In-One™ zoom lens design that provides a focal length range extending from 16mm true wide-angle to 300mm supertelephoto, resulting in the world’s first zoom ratio of approximately 18.8X. By employing UXR glass (which helps to reduce the size of the front lens diameter), an optimized layout of the Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, and adopting a 5-lens-group zoom system approach to provide enhanced design flexibility, the new lens attains a compact size, an unprecedented zoom range, and superior image quality. It provides a minimum focus distance of 15.3 inches over the entire zoom range, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9, so you can get right up close to your subject for stress-free macro photography. The PZD (Piezo Drive) advanced standing-wave ultrasonic motor system delivers faster, quieter, more precise AF action when the autofocus is engaged. The new lens also features full-time manual focus and Tamron’s acclaimed VC mechanism, which reduces image blur caused by camera shake to deliver significantly sharper images even when shooting handheld at long telephoto settings. For more information, go to www.tamron-usa.com.