Tamron 18-270mm AF Di II VC LD IF Lens For Canon
The beauty inside this lens is the Piezo Drive motor, a new design by Tamron that allows for quick, quiet autofocusing in a compact lens. In fact, this lens weighs less than a pound, which is rather remarkable considering both the wide-angle and telephoto capabilities in one. It includes vibration reduction, three hybrid aspherical lens elements and two low dispersion elements. The minimum focus length is 19.3 inches, so close-ups aren't out-of-the-question either. As with most of our other budget picks, the maximum aperture is a little on the slow side, but the feature set for the price is excellent.