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8.6 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

Decent Product

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. Although it is good as an all in one purpose lens it does not do well in indoor low light settings. You will need an external flash and a light dispersion element for your external flash and an editing software.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

not up to my expectations

bz, B&H Photo
27 May 2014
  • 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. I took photos of same subjects, at same exposure with my Canon 15-85 and got a much better result…After zooming in using iPhoto to the equivalent magnification of the Tamron zoom the enlarged canon photo was sharper
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
  • Cons: Poor Clarity
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens for the money HOWEVER

Fotoman in Virginia, B&H Photo
6 April 2014
  • 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). My complaints are these: 1) there was unexpected flare in photos taken in the direction of a brightly lit area and 2) why Tamron chose to offer this lens in a Canon mount when the rotation of the zoom is just the opposite of...
  • Pros: Compact Design
  • Cons: Inconsistent With Canon, Rotational Design
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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

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

ern, B&H Photo
14 January 2014
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. 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Distortion, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

lens hood defective

Bill D, Adorama
3 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Lens works fine but the lens hood sent does not fit, just hangs loosely. Adorama customer service said item has to be back ordered from Tamron
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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. 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. The weight does not matter, but the zoom if it is a bit harsh. 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. 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. It is a "slow" lens with the largest f stop at 3.5 18mm and 5.6 at 270mm. Focus is a bit soft so don't expect to get large prints from this lens.
  • 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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