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8.6 out of 10

Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD

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Overall 4
4.0

used Tamron had problems

firepest, Ebay
5 January 2012
  • Summary: I would presume that the Tamron would be an excellent lens. I own a Quantaray that takes fabulous pictures on a Sony A65. The Tamron was purchased used and it will not focus sharply at any setting so I'm having to send it out for repairs. It may have been dropped or something. I would not let my experience stop you from buying a NEW Tamron lens. I did quite a bit of research prior to buying this lens and had decided that the Tamron was a good buy..
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Overall 4
4.0

No thanks

KazeyB, Adorama
19 May 2011
  • Excerpt: As a pro event photographer, iStock contributor and generalist shooter with a penchant for urban/street, enviro portraiture and cycling, I'm not happy with this lens at all - nor with the previous near-version (18-250). Anyone that says this lens is sharp has not yet experienced better glass on their camera. Yes, it's a good lens for the price, but that doesn't make it a good lens. Ya get what ya pay for. Focus is slow. Hunting is bad. Creep is ridiculous. Bokeh is weak.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as sharp as a Powershot!

pabresler, Ebay
10 February 2011
  • Summary: I bought this lens for an upgrade from a Powershot S3IS to use with a Canon 40D SLR. In comparing shots with this setup, the Powershot S3IS produced noticibly sharper and better contrast photos. Thumbs down.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as sharp as a Powershot!

pabresler, Ebay
10 February 2011
  • Summary: I bought this lens for an upgrade from a Powershot S3IS to use with a Canon 40D SLR. In comparing shots with this setup, the Powershot S3IS produced noticibly sharper and better contrast photos. Thumbs down.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor auto-focus

The Maestro, Adorama
6 September 2008
  • Excerpt: I've used the lens for travel photography over the past year and have been consistently disappointed. I love the size and wide range and the images produced are decent but the inability to auto-focus in all but the best conditions is the reason I'm getting rid of this lens.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Auto-focus rarely works
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Concept but Poorly Executed

sobelman, epinions.com
21 September 2005
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens while on a trip to New York. It looked like it had a perfect range for a walk aro
  • Pros: Very fast auto focus. Quality construction, and good warranty. Perfect focal length range.
  • Cons: Very soft. An 8MP camera won't compensate for a lens that is not sharp.
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Overall 4
4.0

its ok

hemenhs, Amazon
30 November 2013
Overall 4
4.0

not the best

Mr Angry "Ang", Amazon
15 May 2013
  • Summary: Purchased this for my wife,this is what I would consider a cheap & cheerfull bottom end budget lens, all plastic ,image quality below average, but not a lot of money. a far better buy is the canon 55-250 IS. which she now has, but in fairness to Amazon it was returned & refunded. worth a try.
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Overall 4
4.0

a review of two halves...

jps, Amazon
13 December 2012
  • Summary: first half - there's a nice look and a good feel (albeit a plasticky one) to this lens and let's face it, at this price it's very tempting. also, the convenience of one walkabout lens covering this focal length is something all photographers want. it renders some good pictures too. really, it does. oh, and it comes with a petal lens hood that is reversable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor quality

JonnyBgood, Amazon
4 December 2012
  • Summary: I don't know what miracle I expected spending not much on a product that should be expensive. You get what you pay for, so, don't buy it. Save up your money & buy the proper gear. Auto focus is noisey & slow to react, doesn't always focus on what you point it at, loses a lot of light, when zoomed in to 200mm, whatever you are photographing is off centre, even though through the eye piece it's centered. Spend more money on better product to avoid major disappointment.
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