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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

lacks the sharpness of other lenses

AAP Aerial, B&H Photo
16 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I do aerial photography with my Canon EOS 60D and use it for Realty work. I tried this after I got some dust in my Canon 18-135mm lens, which is without question the best general use lens I have. The Tamron was awful in comparison. My old Canon 18-55mm kit lens and a Quantaray 28-90mm are both better in optical clarity and sharpness, although they are not as sharp as the Canon 18-135mm.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

Have been spoilt

Degz, B&H Photo
14 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought this because i dropped my canon lens just before going to disney land, I have expensive lenses that i didn't want to take so opted for this, i have had tamron before and loved them, but i think i have been spoilt by using my other lenses that have IS on them. For a beginner it would be a great lens for my kind of shooting i like to walk and take the photos whilst moving just quick journalist type photos.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

skip it

jms23, B&H Photo
8 April 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens would be a good one if you aren't too picky with the results. Being a novice, I thought it was working as it should and was pleased with it. I am currently taking a class and one of the assignments is to take a macro photo. I could not get the lens to focus enough to take the photo. I changed back to the lens that came with the camera, (Sony) and it took the image.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 4
4.0

Focus hunts a lot even with full light

Niraj, B&H Photo
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens so that I would just have one lens to carry around. I tried to take pics of my newborn son. But I kept missing the moments because the lens would keep hunting for focus. Even will full light it kept hunting. I recently bought the canon 55-250mm lens which was much more effective. I called BandH and they said it maybe a bad lens. SO now I wait to see if the replacement is any better.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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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

Good Price, Poor focus

Emily, B&H Photo
12 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens a little over a year ago. It was a great price and I needed a zoom lens, so I decided to try it out. That was a not a god decision. This lens is okay for the casual photography but definitely not for a professional. The focus in low light is horrid. It is very slow at focusing and most of the time it does not focus at all. If the lighting is good enough you will get some good images.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, 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

Expected More!

ed1414, B&H Photo
1 January 2010
  • Excerpt: When I was looking for an all-around lens I had narrowed it down to the Tamron 18-200 and 18-250. I went with the 18-200 after hearing that the 18-250 was slow to focus in AF mode. Well let me tell you, the 18-200 is ridiculously slow in AF mode and so-so on manual mode. I have missed shots, the shots I have taken are not up to the standard of even the kit lens from my A330, and my friends/photography instructors all can tell a difference in my work.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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