Nikon 18-140 mm vs. Tamron 18-270 mm


Nikon 18-140 mm vs. Tamron 18-270 mm

Both of these two are outstanding lenses one is Canon made under their territory and the other is Tamron made. But will these two lenses be able to outshine each other? Well, before we move further one thing you should know about this Tamron lens utilizes Special piezoelectric technology that enahances the camera to deliver faster, quieter precision autofocusing.


Nikon 18-140mm

 Tamron 18-270mm

Focal Length 18 – 140mm 18 – 270mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6 Maximum: f/3.5 – 6.3
Format Compatibility Nikon DX Nikon DX
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48′ (45 cm) 19.3″ (49 cm)
Elements/Groups 17/12 16/13
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded 7, Rounded
Image stabilization Yes Yes
Autofocus Yes Yes
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.07 x 3.82″ (78 x 97 mm) Approx. 2.9 x 3.8″ (7.37 x 9.65 cm)
Weight 490 g 450 g

Obviously, Tamron is groundbreaking lens that offers 15x zoom ratio, featuring a 62mm filter diameter, VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and ultrasonic Motor for eye catching performance when mounted on any Canon DSLR camera.

Talking about the sharpness, then Nikon 18-140 might provide you exceptional sharpness compared to its competitor Tamron 18-270mm. However, when we set this Tamron lens at wide-angle… it could outperform Nikon 18-140mm — but excitingly — Nikon 18-140mm performance when used at full telephoto is way excellent (delivers much sharper images), whereas other categories of lenses make the photographers worried at telephoto shooting.

Chromatic Aberration–  Both the two lenses strongly handles the chromatic aberration.. leaves very little aberration on the images, which is at a time ignorable.

AF performance- We consider the AF performance of Tamron 18-270mm is significantly faster and quieter. On the other side, the AF performance of Nikon 18-140 is up to the mark, but not faster as Tamron lens.

Macro Shooting– Nikon 18-140mm offers Minimum close-focusing range of 45cm only, whereas minimum close-focusing distance is 49cm (19.3 inches) and also provides 0.26x magnification.

Here is the DXOMARK result

Nikon 18-140mm Tamron 18-270mm
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Verdict- Looking at overall performance according to specs, buying Tamron 18-270mm will be worth decision.

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