Excerpt: I am an amateur photographer. I call myself a serious amateur. A lot of my photography consists of shots taken on the fly so to speak. Musicians performing on stage in blues clubs are a favorite but I shoot at car shows, air shows and street events when I can.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: I'm preparing for an overseas vacation and I need to travel light. I was originally planning to bring my full-frame DSLR and three zooms (combined coverage of 16-200mm) but I quickly put that idea to rest due to the number of lenses and WEIGHT!
Summary: This is a great lens and has become my general purpose travel lens. While it is not as fast as my 24-70 or 70-200 2.8's it is light weight and has produced some very good photos. Very pleased.
Summary: Quick and quiet focus. No zoom creep. Smooth zoom action. Very close focusing for macro shots. I like that it is moisture resistant. I use this lens on my Sony a7 with the Sony LA-EA4 translucent mirror adapter--wish Tamron had included vibration control in the Sony version!
Excerpt: I have what I expected and more. This is my first non L lens for my 5D mk3. Photography is very much a hobby for me. What I wanted was a walk around travel lens. After reading reviews and listing to endorsements I decided to buy this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I do nature and what ever catchs my eye. The lens handles and responds well. It is easy to use. The image quality is excellent and I like the way it feels. For the money I think it's a great buy. Also the people at B&H were very in helpfull with product knowledge and experience.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Why run with those clunky heavy lenses when you can have this little gem? Really small and light, I"m tired of carrying tons of equipment and paying an assistant to carry my 70-200. Even Clyde Butcher has ditched the big cameras and is using a POINT AND SHOOT!!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh