Summary: Unsurprisingly a lens with this kind of focal range is rarely going to perform as well as one with a shorter range, but we were impressed overall by the results possible. Certainly unless you’re into extreme wide or telephoto work, or demand the ultimate quality, you could really be very happy with one of these lenses.
Pros: Highly versatile 11.1x zoom range, Great value, Relatively small and light - great travel lens, Polariser-friendly internal focusing
Cons: Sigma version very similar, Pricier Nikkor version has anti-shake, Pricier Nikkor version is optically faster, Pricier Nikkor version has better build quality
Excerpt: As a enthusiastic amateur photographer I wanted something else than my normal compact camera. I wanted some dimension. I’ve always had an eye on SLR cameras, particularly the Canon Rebel XT (EOS). After experimenting with that camera and knowing its features I noticed one thing that missing with the provided kit lens: the ability to […]
Excerpt: Tamron's AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 lens is part of their digitally integrated (Di II) lens series that's designed for digital SLRs and is not recommended for use with cameras having image sensors larger than 24x16mm, or 35mm film cameras. The lens is available in Canon EF, Konica Minolta AF-D, Nikon AF-D, and Pentax AF mounts and is maximized for smaller-sized imaging chips.
Summary: Tamron's latest long-range zoom lens, the AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro, extends the range of the zoom at the wide-angle end of the spectrum and covers a popular range of focal lengths for amateur photographers. Like the 28-300mm Di lens we reviewed in Issue 21 (February/March 2005), it's surprisingly compact and light in weight for its range. . .
Summary: Både vignettering og fortegning er godt under kontroll, og all korrigering var slått av på testkameraet, så det fine resultatet var Tamrons fortjeneste. Skarpheten er faktisk ganske fornuftig fra full blender til F8.0, men uten å være i nærheten av testens beste. På minste blender kniper det med skarpheten. Tamron skal ha ros for å levere en god motlysblender med til prisen og for å ha en låseknapp, så objektivet ikke glir ut.