Reviews and Problems with Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF review by GPallas
13 February 2014
Summary: Got this lens as Open box but obvious price mis-print for only $119. This lens at wide angle range 18-55 took sharper and more vivid pictures than the stock Sony SAM II 18-55 which I also own. The Sony SAM II did have quite a bit less distortion at 18mm, but software like DXO can fix that. Even though it says it Zooms to 270, the details in the photo information says 280mm focal point, which is a plus, an extra 10mm.
Pros: Fast focus in bright light, sharp images, zoom lock
Cons: distortion evident at wide angle, sometimes hunts to focus in low light.
Summary: Quality lens at a good price point. Use one at work liked it so much bought one for personal use for my wife. Can carry one lens for multiple situations from landscape to close up. No problems with it yet, good lens for photography enthusiasts.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I purchased a new Canon SL-1 with no lens. I bought this Tamron 18-270 zoom as my primary lens for this camera. It was barely longer than the 18-55 zoom kit lens that came with this camera. For a little more dollars I got a lens that actually feels better and more balanced than the Canon kit lens. It great and you always great extra's with beach purchases like the Hoya UV filter free.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Small For A Long Zoom