Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
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Very Versatile Lens
2 weeks ago
Summary: This lens is extremely versatile. There is no need to change lenses for close-ups or telephoto. I checked it our on numerous trips to San Diego animal parks and whale watching and it worked fine.
Summary: This lens meets or beats my best expectations. Nice photos with great detail to work with. Nice for up close and great for far away. I have a Sony A77 and has been no problems. I just wish they made a 100 - 500 mm version or something that reaches out a little farther. The only problem I've noticed is when I'm zooming in on something in the blue sky, the very corners of the image are a little darker then the center.
Excerpt: I'm an amateur photographer with a starter Nikon D3100 camera. I was going on the vacation of a life time to Alaska and I was told I would need a zoom lens. I looked at many in magazines and on line and I chose the Tamron 18-270mm because of price and reputation. This was the only lens I used on the entire trip. I could shoot dal sheep high up in the mountains and beautiful landscape shots of the Alaskan mountain range.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I love this lens. One lens is all I need now. Will ten different lens do a better job? Sure but 1) I don't want to carry ten lenses, 2) I am not a professional photographer. 3) I take photos to enjoy them, not sell them, and with this lens I take LOTS more photos rather then fumbling with a telephoto and then a 55mm, then a portrait, then a .... and guess what, half the time you will have the wrong lens on the camera.
Summary: The results I have gotten with this in the few weeks that I have had it are very satisfying. It also functions as an all in one lens when I am in the field photographing birds and other wild life as it interests me.
Summary: If you are looking for a "walk around" lens - or just a lens you can use for anything -- this is it!!! I am a lens snob - I usually only use my L lenses. But I bought this mostly out of curiosity...OMG - it out performs my Canon 24-105 L and is WAY LIGHTER!! Perhaps I just got a freaky good copy - but this lens is worth the try. I also have the Canon 18- 200 walk around lens and the Tamron is much much better and lighter.
Ok- tons of technical info here, I won't waste your time...
13 October 2013
Summary: The photography world is full of technical reviews ripping apart every item at the extreme ends of it's use, typically by setting up once in a lifetime situations, showing that nothing is perfect. Like the rest of you, I can get hung up on those technical details, but I'm telling you, with this lens forget them. Me- amateur, yea, I don't always remember how to use everything my camera can do, and don't make money doing it either.
Summary: Love it! It takes great pictures and I love the convenience of using this for close ups and distance without changing the lens. It's a little stiff right now using the zoom but takes getting used to. I like it is much lighter than the Nikon lens. Very happy with it!