Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
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Returned the very next day
David, B&H Photo
17 May 2015
Excerpt: I tried this lens the night I received it on a concert shoot. Just looking at the images on the back of the camera, i could tell they were exceedingly soft. The next day I shot lens tests, on a tripod with vc turned off, at all aperatures and 5 different focal lengths. All were very poor!
Pros: Affordable, Lightweight
Cons: Blurry Focus, Distortion In Images, Low contrast, Poor in Low Light, Soft
Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens (Canon)Abysmal!
RRixby Consumer Advocates, B&H Photo
28 April 2015
Excerpt: Cheap...Abysmal!!! Used lightly for two years and kept out of heat, cold and moisture (I live in San Diego coast with a year average of 64F) and in a humidity controlled safe - zoom started to bind, then froze, breaking an integral post from within.
Excerpt: I ordered a Tamron lens for my Canon camera and got one that fit a Nikon. I returned it and specifically said I needed a Canon fit. Number 2 lens came and it was for a Nikon. I was a little upset when the 2nd lens came. I have sent it back and this time I have asked for my money to be returned.
Tamron decline to update my firmware - my lens will not work on my Canon 70D
23 May 2014
Summary: I just bought a canon 70D body and i love it. It works great with my sigma lens. But my Tamron lens 18-270MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens didn't work with the body. While filming video the camera shuts down and say "Ensure a lens is attached". I contact Tamron regarding this issue.
Summary: If the 6-year Tamron warranty is important to you, do not purchase this lens. The lens is superior. I love it, but as stated previously, Tamron will void the warranty because it has not been purchased by an authorized dealer. I too returned mine and purchased thru an authorized dealer.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS LENS OR ANY PRODUCT FROM THIS COMPANY I made the mistake of buying two lenses from Tamron. While the both lenses were good when they're working, it's the "Warranty" that's a sham. After owning the B005 (f/2.8 zoom that's made by Tamron) for 2 years, the Autofocus suddenly got stuck.
Summary: I bought this lens over a year ago, and I just sent it into repair for the second time during this time. It stops auto focusing at the long telephoto range, and the other auto focus is very slow and many times it does not work.
Excerpt: This was an all-in-one, walkaround lens replacement for a dropped Nikon 18-55. It usually covers the 18-55 range OK, but telephoto shots are generally poor, as the lens doesn't focus well at the long end of the range, and action shots are poor, because it doesn't focus quickly enough, and low-light...
Excerpt: I was shocked to find this more expensive lens was not of the same quality as Tamron's 70-300, i.e., people with thick fingers will find the zoom ring very difficult to use. At 270 the result is no where near sharp enough to warrant the price, and vignetting was terrible, so I returned the lens.