Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
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Superb lens for all occasions.
3 weeks ago
Summary: Just shot over 1000 photos during a South America Cruise. Everything from 100 degree heat to freezing temperatures. From Machu Picchu to Antarctica, every photo, every image was spot on. It was totally reliable. It offers fabulous resolution and picture clarity. I have this lens on my Nikon D5200 and the identical lens, different mount, on my Sony A850.
Summary: I bought this lens to make it easier for the wife to get pics at our kids sporting events, I do not know the outcome of indoor shots yet,i was drawn in by the 18/270 range, I have several lenses that cover these ranges but decided to get the all inclusive and see what happens, my wife loves the idea that one lens covers the whole indoor volleyball situation without changing lenses, so far at the house all pics have been very good, tough to compare to a 135mm f2.0 lens...
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Having used both Nikon and third party lens for many years with my cameras, I was somewhat reluctant to buy anything but Nikon for my D7000. After listening to Cameta sales team and reading untold numbers of user reviews, I am fast becoming a fan of this lens.<br />Maybe I'm just lucky, but my 18-270 is fast, accurate, solid and just an excellent all-around lens. Even in low light, focus is fast and there is little to no searching to achieve crisp focus.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Excellent Vc, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged
Summary: I used this lens majority of the time for sport action purpose with my Sony A77. The lens worked well with the single frame shot drive. However, the performance is slightly degraded with continuous drive mode. Pictures blurringness is very obvious. Otherwise, this would be a great all in one lens to carry to all event.
Summary: From the box the zoom was hard to adjust. within the next 30 days had focus and zooming problems. Finally zoom got stuck at about 120 mm. Returned to the shop they played a bit to unstick and froze again. had grinding noise and loose pars inside. Manufactured did not warrant the lens they said I dropped the lense, I said they were wrong. They won. Cost me over 200 Dls to repair.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable
Cons: 30 Day Use Zoom Stuck, Blurry Focus, Hard Zoom, Heavy, Slow Focus
Excerpt: I'm an amateur photographer with a starter Nikon D3100 camera. I was going on the vacation of a life time to Alaska and I was told I would need a zoom lens. I looked at many in magazines and on line and I chose the Tamron 18-270mm because of price and reputation. This was the only lens I used on the entire trip. I could shoot dal sheep high up in the mountains and beautiful landscape shots of the Alaskan mountain range.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction