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8.7 out of 10

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

Di II : for APS-C DSLRsFocal length: 39mm (equivalent to 60mm) E Read more

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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF review by s87343jim

s87343jim, slrgear.com
7 February 2015
  • Summary: This review is based on what this lens is designed for, not compare it to professional zoom and prime lenses. You have to understand what this lens is designed for. It is not to replace your 24-70mm (17-50mm) + 70-200mm + 300mm lens combo in terms of image quality, but weight saving instead. It is a travel zoom lens. It is designed to be as convenient as possible, instead of produce the sharpest images with extreme shallow depth of field.
  • Pros: Small, light weight, large zoom range, VC(IS/VR), sharp at wide angle
  • Cons: No manual focus over-ride, small aperture at tele end, lots of distortion, focus hunt at low light, noisy VC, not so sharp at tele end
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Overall 2
2.0

prone to break

martin g, Adorama
29 November 2014
  • Excerpt: lens has been returned twice already for repair. once needed new focusing gear.problem is you dont realize there is a problem till you review your pictures and see they are not sharply in focus.would not recommend this lens for that reason.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 October 2014
Overall 10
10

I compared it to sigma 18-250 on Sony A55 it took better pictures at the long end of Osprey inflight

robert Kennedy, Amazon
17 September 2014
  • Summary: works very well on my Nikon D5100, I compared it to sigma 18-250 on Sony A55 it took better pictures at the long end of Osprey inflight ,then the Sigma. That may be me or the difference in cameras .I like them both. Would be hard to say which I like best.
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Overall 10
10

Nice for an all purpose lens

Cheryl A Orton, Amazon
27 August 2014
  • Summary: I was looking for a lens that I could use as an all purpose lens, rather than having to change lenses all the time. I'm not a professional photographer by any means, but I love to take pictures....landscapes, family, wildlife, flowers, etc. The only issue I tend to have with this lens is when I'm trying to take a close up photo while zooming in as far as I can, sometimes it doesn't want to focus well.
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Overall 10
10

Love it

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 August 2014
  • Summary: Wonderful lens. It is terrific and takes amazing pictures
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Overall 6
6.0

It's OK

Thea, Amazon
15 August 2014
  • Summary: The lens is great, but most of the other items are very cheap. The case is not something I would ever use. Also, the packaging was terrible! I was surprised that nothing was broken!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Scanman, Adorama
30 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I am an average Joe with a habit of taking lots of pictures when I go someplace. Not a professional by any stretch. I use a Nikon D3200 and I wanted a lens that would do it all and this one is that lens!! I recently went on a cruise and bought this lens specifically to take. My pictures came out WAAAYY better than the kit lenses. I definitely have no regrets spending the money for a good lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens!

JoPhoto, Adorama
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I ordered this lens for my husband for our recent vacation because he didn't want to keep changing lenses. He used it at the Grand Canyon on a Canon 60D and got some good shots. I've used it to do some architectural shooting and it's pretty good at the 18mm end. It's a good lens to have on hand when you only want to take one lens.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

JoPhoto, Adorama
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I ordered this lens for my husband for our recent vacation because he didn't want to keep changing lenses. He used it at the Grand Canyon on a Canon 60D and got some good shots. I've used it to do some architectural shooting and it's pretty good at the 18mm end. It's a good lens to have on hand when you only want to take one lens.
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