Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
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Good all-in-one for the price
Cuyuna Rob, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: Purchased this lens after much delay when the rebate was increased so I could use it as a walk-around lens on my Nikon D5000 during a trip to Alaska. It's not pro quality - and I wouldn't expect it to be at the price - but it served me well on the trip. I was able to shoot wide angle landscapes as well as zoom in on distant wildlife and geographic features without having to change lenses, which is the whole point of a lens like this.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I'm a newbie when it comes to photography. A little of that and a little of this, but I found a lens that truly live up to its name when it comes to having an all-in-one lens that's fully functional and with its degree of usefulness. Now I don't have to change lens anymore whenever I got to roam around. This lens seemed to deliver what is required of it in almost every situation, maybe except at night.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality, Interfaces Well With Camcorder
Excerpt: I bought this lens to go with my Canon sl-1 which enables me to get by with a small camera body and compact lens when I want to travel lightly. I've only shot around 75 test shots but I am satisfied with the lens. The extensive focal length is handy and it does allow one to take only one lens if you want to travel light.
Excerpt: I use this as my travel lens. Works for landscape, birds (even some in flight, altho' cropping is necessary) and semi-macro (actually close-up). The lock button makes it nice for carrying because it doesn't slide out to full length while you're walking. I didn't give it 5 stars because, for me, it is a bit heavy for a long time carrying. I have a bridge camera which I will try to see if it's easier weight-wise.
Excerpt: I love how light and versatile it is. No problems with creep (yet) and I've used it for 30 minutes pointing straight down from a tripod. As other reviews have noted, it's soft at the lower and higher ranges, particularly when zooming in. However, most of the from-camera images are OK. The automatic setting at f6.3 in the higher range seems to add fuzziness so it seems best to go to f10. Low light, therefore, requires a high ISO with the resulting grain.
Excerpt: I plan to use this lens for traveling due to its light weight and wide zoom range. These are two aspects that I like a lot. The price was also reasonable compared to the Nikon lens, and about half the weight. However, I notice at 18mm focal lengths, I've been getting vignetting in the corners, which is rather annoying. Perhaps it's just not meant to be used at its low focal length end. The high end at 270mm seems to be okay.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace the 200X lens that came with my Nikon and I am really pleased with its performance. I recently used it at a wedding without flash and was thrilled with the results even from quite a distance from the action. Would definitely recommend this one...If I had more experience with different lenses I may have given it a 5 star...
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: has amazing zoom capability, great compact size, with really good picture quality. It doesn't focus extremely fast, so if you're looking for something for sports this could be an issue, just depends.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality