Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Aspherical Lens Pro Kit for Canon EOS for $457
19 December 2013
Summary: Purchased the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Aspherical Lens for Canon from Beach Camera for $457. Was looking for an ALl-In-One lens and Tamron fits the choice with 18-270mm lens giving me enough zoom capability that I was looking and also, for the holidays Tamron was running a $100 rebate...
Summary: Took this on holiday to India and was pleased with its range and ease of use. It is light enough to take anywhere and I didnt use any other lens. The down side for me was that on maximum magnification I needed a tripod, which is to be expected, but still a problem when travelling light.
Summary: Been looking for sometime and agreed to take this one although ex demo and a lower price I was split between this and a new one. (The Sony alternative being much more exspensive). Just take it on holiday and found it to be fine, although a little more heavier than anticapated.
Summary: Great for use on holidays (but do you really need that much zoom), or grabbing if you're going to the park with your kids.Not so great for more serious photography, e.g. Portraits of your family.About one in a hundred of my shots were massively overexposed, plus many others with modest (manageable)...
Pros: Cost, Weight, Zoom range
Cons: Noisy autofocus, Overexposure problems, Quality not up to Nikon
Summary: ....Versatility never comes without cost: GENERAL + First impression when mounted to my t2i was "wow". I could hardly believe how small this thing really is considering it's zoom range! It's also very light (only a tiny little bit heavier than a Tamron 17-50 2.8!
Summary: I use this lens on an Eos 7D and bought it having previously owned a Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC HSM and a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and quickly become sick and tired of both. The first thing I will say is that I will be sticking with the Tamron as a convenient travel lens.
Summary: I have a Nikon D7100 and had a 16-85mm Nikon lens and wanted more reach and this lens is no way as sharp as the Nikon I took 200 images and colour saturation and sharpness just isn't up to Nikon but still okay but I look for excellence in my pictures then again its a travel lens all in one.