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.
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 "lens creep" problem I read about.
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
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 "slow" 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
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.
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.
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.