Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
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Anish, B&H Photo
21 July 2014
Excerpt: This Lens works great in outdoor settings and is a good all in one lens. The autofocus does a decent job and is fairly quiet and fast. However occasionally during a drastic change in zoom the focus drive will make a high pitched squeal sound.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Seems well made , liked compact size and wt. lens hood is provided I found using the zoom stiff and difficult to rotate smoothly..not that major I was not satisfied with photos …i was looking for sharp, crisp pictures and my results seemed soft.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens prior to leaving for a holiday in Australia and New Zealand. After shooting nearly 4600 images, I was impressed. Results were good ... the lens was sharp overall but sharper in the mid-range than in the long telephone (270mm).
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.
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. 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...
Excerpt: Use this lens on a trip, taking photographs of buildings, landscapes and people. With the lens can be a great approach of objects. 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.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Purchased as a multi purpose travel lens, and it does that well. 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.
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.