Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
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Product needs frequent repairs!
7 November 2013
Summary: I have owned this lens for 3 years and have really gotten to know it well. Here is how it went; I got it and was so impressed with its 'all in one' ability, that it became my default lens (I purchased the Canon camera body w/o a lens, so it actually was my only/default lens). I even got used to it being quite heavy for my primary choice lens. About 7 months into having owned it, the automatic image focusing quit, and the general photo quality declined.
Summary: The advantage of an all in one super zoom like this is being able to use it for wide variety of situations on your DSLR. I have tried 3 different superzooms on my Nikon D5100 (the predecessor of this model the Tamron 18-270mm Di II VC LD, the Sigma 18-250mm Macro OS HSM and this one). Unfortunately the VR on this model makes a noise that is very audible and distracting.
Summary: It has a strong color cast when using with my Nikon D7100. Auto focus seems slower than Sigma 18-250 (the newer one.) It's also not as compact and well built as the Sigma. And the copy of the lens I received is not very sharp when I compared to a Sigma. I just returned it and get the Sigma.
Summary: The lens does take good pictures but I have had to have it repaired twice at $225 each time. Each time they indicated that the repair was not covered under warranty due to "shock damage". I do use my equipment a lot but when I have no memory of such an event I really wonder what is going on. Thus, I now have a very expensive lens but the choice would be to scrap it. I will probably sell it this time and be done with it.
Summary: I bought this lens to use with my Canon T2i. I was quite excited about using it as a general purpose lens that could do wide-angle and telephoto. However, after taking 100 or so pictures with it I found that only a few focused correctly. Most were fuzzy. A few shots were outstanding, but most it seemed to pick the "wrong" place to focus (like a blade of grass 15 feet in front of the soccer player I was trying to capture.
Summary: When I read reviews prior to ordering a camera lens from this seller, I noticed one which indicated the seller never shipped the product so I knew there was a risk. As it turns out, the same happened to me. I highly recommend not buying from this seller also because they tried to sell us something else via paypal after getting our contact info, and I am not sure if we would have received our money back on those items. Just want to warn any future hopefuls..
Summary: The lens is OK, a regular all-around lens for the price, very practical, BUT if you plan to make a movie as I tried in my D 7000, the piezo motor for autofocus keeps making clicks really loud, especially when using it in telephoto mode; it's very loud, an irritating noise that will spoil any film without ambient sound or music louder than the clicks.
Summary: I bought this lens to use on my D7k. I really wanted the convenience of having a "all-in-one" lens. Previously, I owned a Nikkor 28-80 and a 70-300mm and although the lenses were decent quality, I HATED changing the lens and carrying all that glass around with me. The Tammy seemed like a good idea with it's 18-270 range (or 29-405 on DX). Besides the good focal range, I pretty much despised the rest of this lens. First, it feels cheap.
Didn't focus correctly with Canon Speedlite 430EX II
11 March 2012
Summary: I bought it for an international trip for which I didn't want to carry a lot of lenses. Overall a great walk around lens, but had to return it as it didn't focus correctly with the Canon Speedlite 430EX II. First I thought it might have to do something with the UV and Polarizer filter I was using, so tried without them but it didn't help. Then switched to a Canon lens and everything started working fine. So concluded that something was wrong with the Tamron Lens.