Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD
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7 November 2013
Excerpt: If you want one lens to "do it all", with a 13.9x zoom range, the Tamron 18-250/3.5-6.3 beats the 28-300mm (10.7x) and 18-200mm (11.1x) competitors by a significant margin. When used on an APS-C DSLR, such as a Canon Digital Rebel XTi (Black) ( review ), the Tamron 18-250/3.5-6.3 is equivalent to a...
Summary: The 18-250mm’s compact size is likely to give it particular appeal for those who want an easy-to-carry all-purpose lens. However, in the middle of 2008 Tamron brought out an 18-270mm lens with in-built vibration compensation, which is an all-round better zoom (albeit a costlier one).
Excerpt: While you were out, the digital-only superzoom got more super. Tamron, originator of the superzoom lens more than a decade ago, ups the ante with its new 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 optic -- boasting the industry's broadest zoom range, at nearly 14X (13.9X).
Conclusion: I was actually quite surprised by the performance of this lens. I didn't really expect a 13.9x zoom to be very good, and indeed it does have some limitations, but it did better than I expected, especially at the wide end of the range.
Excerpt: Not so long ago the more dedicated photographer/hobbyist who wanted to be ready for any picture taking opportunity carried around a big bag filled with several lenses of various focal length lenses.
Tamron’s AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro; A 13.9x Zoom (!) For D-SLRs
1 August 2001
Excerpt: Although Tamron makes some wide aperture, pro-grade lenses, the affordable "multi-platform" 28-300mm zoom and the "digital only" 18-200mm zoom have been their best sellers. That's understandable, since those are unusually versatile and portable lenses.
Conclusion: It’s hard to write such an opinion but I must admit I haven’t tested a similarly weak lens for a very long time. Usually in the summary I try to include something positive about the tested devices – here it is really difficult because the Tamron 18-250 mm looks bad from almost every angle.
Cons: very weak picture quality at longer focal lengths both in the center and on the frame edge., dreadful macro mode performance,, noticeable vignetting at the shortest focal length,, the lack of stabilization and poor aperture limits the use of the lens to good conditions only or forces to use high ...
Excerpt: The star attraction on the Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di ll LD (IF) Macro is the impressive focal range. The massive 18-250mm range makes this the world's only 13.9x zoom lens (based on Tamron's research into lenses for DSLRs) designed for DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors.
Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] macro (Nikon) - Review / Lab Test Report
30 September 2007
Conclusion: Early user comments already suggested that new Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] macro does not only offer a longer range but also a higher quality over the old Tamron AF 18-200mm XR and the lab results confirm these impressions.