Reviews and Problems with Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
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Great Lens, using it for eight years!
capture man, B&H Photo
3 May 2015
Excerpt: Great Lens, It covers Indore and outside very well. Used it for the last eight years, no problem.Since lately developed 'Error 99'.It is now under service.Please recommend a solution.Thank you.norton
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy to handle, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: So far so good. Coupled with Sony A6000. PROs Own this zoom for about 1 month. Does perform well. Cannot judge of how fast it is, but compared to my former 18-250 Sigma (for my Sony A57), it seems better. Sharp focus. Good stabilization at max magnification.
Excerpt: I wanted a travel lens for my Sony Nex7 as I was tired of changing lenses on the run. The Sony lens that I was considering was too heavy and made my camera clumsy. I found this lens at the Tamron Expo exhibit and returned the following day for a second look. As soon as I held the lens it felt right.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: This lens works great for all general purpose pics. With one kid in sports and another learning how to walk, I needed a good lens that could take telephoto shots while also allowing me to take portraits and close ups with having to change lenses all the time. This lens does just that.
Summary: Overall, great lens. The limited/slow f stop could be better. f3.6 at 18mm and f6.3 at 200mm. This makes it primarily a day-time lens, however... Image stabilization is the best of the NEX lenses. It's almost sticky-like. Why is this not talked about more!?
Summary: The quality of the pictures are the same as the Sony lenses. Reason for the 5 stars is that you can carry a single lens to cover the 18-200mm range. Decently weighted to give you a solid feel. Unlike Sony lenses, when zooming the lend had a very rough feel to it. Could be a con for dinner people.
Summary: From my uses this lens is as good as the kit zoom, but with an 11.1 zoom ratio versus the kit's 3.1. I use it on an NEX-6 and is seems to focus more reliably than the Sony. IOW, I've had trouble with the Sony failing to focus, whereas while the Tamron 18-200 might take a small moment longer, it is...
Summary: This lens is very sharp. The vibration compensation works very well. I'm very happy with this lens. I use it most of the time with my camera. Update 7/19/2014 This is my go-to lens. It has been used on these Sony Alpha Mirrorless Interchangable-Lens Cameras: NEX-5R, NEX-6, NEX-7, A6000 (ILCE-6000).