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8.8 out of 10

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO

Di II : for APS-C DSLRsFocal length: 260mm Exposure: F/8 at 1/40 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO

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Overall 6
6.0

AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Len

ern, B&H Photo
14 January 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Great lens for video

Caleb, B&H Photo
14 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens only for filming weddings and event. It's a pretty good lens for the amount of width and zoom it has; I recommend it if you want to just use only 1 lens during your shoot. Not the sharpest lens, but gets the job done. Very sold feel, not too heavy and smooth with the focus and zoom. Overall I recommend it to videographers.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
  • Cons: Poor Clarity, Poor in low light
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Overall 6
6.0

Fair compromise for the price.

pvairo, B&H Photo
15 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought the Tamron AF18-270mm as a walk-around lens when I don't want to carry with me the pro equipment I own.<br />Of course, one must forget about the Pro quality but this lens is well built, quite solid, I didn't have the need to use the Lock Lens switch for preventing from the &quot;lens creep&quot; problem I read about.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Distortion, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

for this price you can not ask for much

felipece, B&H Photo
31 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Use this lens on a trip, taking photographs of buildings, landscapes and people.<br />With the lens can be a great approach of objects.<br />But I think trying to have a lens that covers both rank is asking a lot, it's dark, when taking close loses much sharpness, plus it shows a kind of gray cloud. The weight does not matter, but the zoom if it is a bit harsh.<br />Perhaps for this price you can not ask for much.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

All around travel lens, with limits

Under the Radar, B&H Photo
23 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Purchased as a multi purpose travel lens, and it does that well.<br /><br />Great range of zoom with a fast, quiet focus and lightweight. Compact when at the 18mm setting and has a convenient lock to keep lens from extending while not in use. Comes with a sunshade, but the sunshade needs to be just right to get it on the lens.<br /><br />It is a &quot;slow&quot; lens with the largest f stop at 3.5 18mm and 5.6 at 270mm.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Cost, Easy To Use, Light weight
  • Cons: Made in china, No Case, Plastic Body, Poor Clarity
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Overall 6
6.0

Tamron AF- 18-270mm

JP BOUSTANY, Amazon
20 May 2013
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this lens for it's versatility and price but I was disappointed. When you shoot in 18mm you have dark shadows around the edges. It's also present when you have a lens hood and you have it wide open.When you zoom it's fine.
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Overall 6
6.0

Average Lens

Rafa, B&H Photo
23 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I was interested in purchasing a lens with a longer zoom range. I thought of going for a 70-200/300 but decided that the convenience of an all in one zoom outweighed the decrease in image quality. Unfortunately, the decrease in image quality was too noticeable for my taste. If you don't really care too much about image quality, this is a great all-around lens. It is light and the VC is amazing.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
  • Cons: No Increase In Performance
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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth the price

JR, B&H Photo
7 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Used with a Canon EOS 7D. Lens is soft focus and not sharp no matter at what settings. Looks like this was part of the bad batch having issues with Lens Creep. When shooting at 18mm corners were distorted and blurry on non moving subjects even when having plenty of daylight making the photos look like a point and shoot camera. The focusing was slow, but quite.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Light weight
  • Cons: Poor Clarity
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Overall 6
6.0

good option for carrying just one lens

Jose, B&H Photo
17 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I have used this lens for carrying just one lens when I am in places where I can not carry different lenses. It is not that great in darker areas.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Tamron 18-270 Zoom Lenses

R A Mackway-Jones, Amazon
11 December 2012
  • Summary: Good lenses for travel when you need flexibility and minimal gear. I don't find it as sharp as I expected.
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