23rd July, 2014
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Release Announcement

Tamron announces the launch of 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO (Model B016) for Sony mount

The ultimate in high-power zoom lenses, equipped with PZD (Piezo Drive)*1 ultrasonic autofocus motor, boasts the world's first* zoom ratio of approximately 18.8x.

July 23, 2014, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, has announced the release of an advanced new all-in-one™ zoom lens for APS-C sized digital SLR cameras available starting August 2, 2014 in Sony mount.

*For interchangeable lenses for digital SLR cameras. (Current as of July 23, 2014. Source: Tamron).

Model B016

Model B016 for Sony

Product Name Date of Launch
16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO (Model B016)
for Sony*2
August 2, 2014

The Canon and Nikon mount models are previously available.

The Sony mount will be first launched in the Japanese market, with overseas launch to follow at a later date.

  • *1 PZD (Piezo Drive) is a standing-wave type ultrasonic motor system developed by Tamron. It delivers outstanding speed and quiet operation in the AF mode. It also provides greater flexibility in design compared with ring-type ultrasonic motors, thus contributing to reduced lens size.
  • *2 The Sony mount model does not include VC (Vibration Compensation), since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality. The name of the Sony mount model is "16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO" without the VC designation.


Model B016
Focal Length 16-300mm
Maximum Aperture F/3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 82°12' - 5°20'
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39m (15.3 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2.9 (at f=300mm: MFD 0.39m)
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ75mm
Length* 101.5mm (4 in)
Weight 540g (19 oz)
Diaphragm Blade Number 7 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/22-40
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.
Length and weight are based on figures for the Sony-mount lens.
* Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.