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.
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.
Summary: This all purpose high quality lens meets all of my requirements allowing me to take one lightweight lens on a Nikon body when traveling without the weight (and space) of several heavy lens. This was the smallest and lightest all purpose lens I could find and allows me to again take an SLR when traveling.
Summary: so far really liking this lens - it replaced both our 28mm-50mm and our 50mm-250mm I decided on it because we were going on vacation and I did not want to be swapping lenses all the time, making taking opportune photos so much nicer, no missing shots due to switching lenses This was recommended by a friend who has been using it for quite some time and really had good luck with it.
Excerpt: I ordered this as a starter lens for my 7D because I didn't have enough cash for the one I truly wanted. I bought it thinking i would eventually replace it with a canon 28-300mm lens as soon as I could save up the money for it. But after using this Tamron lens for a little while now, I can honestly say I'm extremely happy with my decision. I ended up renting the canon lens I originally wanted and I didn't find it much better than the tamron lens.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Zoom
Excerpt: I use this lens both for shooting product photos for packages I design and for recreational picture taking. Now instead of carrying 3 camera lenses in my bag I just need this one. It's great for portraits, nature photography and for social gathering when you want to fit a large group into a single shot. I almost always use this lens on manual focus, so I can't really comment on how well the auto-focus works. It's light weight and easy to use.
Excerpt: I haven't had this lens very long, but so far it's meeting my needs. I've used it at family gatherings, as well as taking action shots at hockey games. I have used Tamron lenses (and their customer service) before and have always been satisfied.
Excerpt: This replaces my Canon EF-S 18-200mm. The Tamron is compact, ruggedly built. It focuses quickly and very quietly and produces good quality images with a bit of distortion at both ends. The zoom is a bit stiff after a little use, but it also stays put without a zoom lock. The gold ring is a bit cheesy for my tastes, but that is certainly no deal-breaker. This is definitely a keeper!