A true all-in-one lens, the Nikon F-mount 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD from Tamron is a versatile 15x zoom covering wide-angle to super telephoto fields of view within a compact form factor. Maintaining image quality from wide to tele, an advanced optical design is employed with a series of aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to control a variety of aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and clarity. A BBAR coating has also been applied to individual elements in order to minimize flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Contributing to greater flexibility, VC image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake to better enable handheld shooting in low-light conditions and a PZD autofocus motor affords quick and quiet focusing performance. Additionally, a fluorine coating has been added to the front lens element to repel fingerprints and smudging for easier cleaning.