Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD
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used Tamron had problems
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..
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.
Summary: i bought this lens because of the wide focal lenght range, but wanted to throw it away 3 days after, when i saw that my photographs lacked definition...slow focus even in mid-light conditions...in wide angle is pretty ok but from 70mm to 200mm god, sharpness doesn't exist and focus mistakes a lot...must say that saturation and fidelity of colors are great...
Summary: I returned this lens and bought the Nikon. If you want to save about $400 bucks, go ahead and buy this. But if you want fast, quiet, smooth and effective, accurate focus, dont bother. Spring the extra for the Nikon as it is worth every penny. I will say however that this lens is BY FAR SIGNIFICANTLY lighter than the Nikon, which is really heavy for a zoom of this size. It's not a bad alternative for those who cannot afford the price of the Nikon.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I was excited with this lens when I got it for my 50. The price was great. Then I noticed my images were a little soft and white/silver objects had a blue fringe on the edge. When I did a search on google, I realized that this model suffers from Chromatic Aberration. Had I known about this, I would not have bought this lens! But I guess you get what you pay for.
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.
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.