Reviews and Problems with Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
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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.
Excerpt: Just purchased (07/12/14) this lens for a cruise we are taking out of London. I bought this lens on the recommendation of another photographer, who also had a Canon camera and recommended it with limitations. I love the lens! It's light weight, does excellent photos with the sample shots I took and look forward to taking this one, light weight lens with me on our next cruise. Be aware that it does not work with the Canon Extender convertors.
Excerpt: I really love the range of this lens. It is very sharp. The only reasons I didn't give it 5 stars is that it is not great in low light. Also when shooting downward, lens creep is an issue. For my purposes it is an excellent lens. I use it outside in daylight and indoors with a speedlite.<br />I purchased it used, but it looks and works like brand new! I love dealing with Adorama!
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: The Tamron 18-270 is a very nice all-in-one lens. So if you are wanting a single lens to do pretty much everything and avoid switching lenses or having to carry multiples around, this is a good choice. But its long focal length with lots of interior glass makes it stiff to turn when zooming. And the longer you push the lens, the higher your minimum f-stop goes. So you become increasingly limited in low light areas without a flash.