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Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
8.8 out of 10

Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DiII VC PZD review

digitalslrphoto.com
30 September 2014
  • Conclusion: The Tamron 18-270mm is an excellent all-round lens, capable of being used for landscape, wildlife, portraits and even close-up shots. It's a great lens for the enthusiast photographer and boasts a full set of features including stabiliser, ultrasonic focus and good quality optics.
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Overall 8
8.3

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD Review

What Digital Camera
25 February 2013
  • Summary: Overall it seems that Tamron has been just a bit too ambitious in this lens. This is unfortunate given that its 270mm setting is a key selling point but there will doubtless be times when owners will be grateful for the extended zoom range that, to some extent, does trump other more modest zooms.
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Lens Test: Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC AF

Pop Photo
1 March 2012
  • Excerpt: With the broadest zoom range (15X) of any interchangeable lens for DSLRs, this 28-419mm equivalent superzoom ($600, street) also packs a Vibration Compensation system for sharp handheld shooting at long focal lengths or slow shutter speeds.
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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens

The Digital Picture
17 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Is the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 7
7.3

Expert Review

DP Review
30 August 2011
  • Summary: The Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is a perfectly competent superzoom that squeezes a huge focal length range into a compact package. Autofocus is slower than its competitors, however, and image quality is weak at the telephoto end.
  • Pros: Very useful 15x zoom range, Good image quality at wideangle, Quiet autofocus, Reasonably effective image stabilization, Compact and lightweight
  • Cons: Rather soft at telephoto, especially wide open, Strong distortion across most of the range, Chromatic aberration at each end of the zoom (most pronounced at telephoto), Slower autofocus than its peers
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
11 March 2011
  • Summary: Tamron's newest and most powerful "All-in-One" lenses, the 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is the worlds lightest and most compact 15x optical zoom lens for dSLR cameras. Significantly smaller and lighter than their previous 18-270mm lens, it was designed specifically for use with ASP-C sized...
  • Pros: Very well built, Comfortable controls, Capable VC system, Very quiet and fast AF and VC, Incredibly compact, Amazing 15x optical zoom range
  • Cons: Images are soft throughout the zoom range at all aperture settings, Small amount of visible CA, Zoom ring is stiff but smooth
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REVIEW: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

photodo
8 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a close look at Tamron's latest super-zoom which sports a silent piezo ultrasonic focusing motor and an improved Vibration Compensation system.
  • Pros: Respectable optical performance, Compact, Lightweight, Vibration Compensation, Quick, silent focusing
  • Cons: CA levels a little high when stopped down below f/16, Higher price than much of the competition at the moment
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REVIEW: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Aspherical

photodo
8 February 2011
  • Excerpt: ePHOTOzine lens expert, Gary Wolstenholme casts his keen eye over the 15x Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC LD Aspherical (IF).
  • Pros: Zoom range, Price, Vibration Compensation feature, Light weight
  • Cons: Slow maximum aperture, Needs to be used at mid-apertures for best quality
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Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD; Sometimes One Size Does Fit All

Shutterbug
1 June 2001
  • Excerpt: Tamron has always been a pioneer in the do-everything zoom lens category and their new AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens is no exception. Don’t be intimidated by those initials—it’s all good stuff—and I’ll get to them shortly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: As every photographer knows, prime lenses provide the best optical quality. A zoom lens has benefits, but the greater the zoom range the more compromises that have to be made on image quality.
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