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Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD
8.1 out of 10

Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD

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Expert Review

photo.net
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...
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Overall 8
8.2
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
7.5

Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-ll (IF) LD Macro Review

What Digital Camera
1 January 2010
  • 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).
  • Pros: Low price
  • Cons: MTF at long focal distances
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Lens Test: Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II Macro

Pop Photo
28 July 2008
  • 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).
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Tamron 18-250/3.5-6.3

Bob Atkins
23 July 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD IF Review

What Digital Camera
3 March 2008
  • Excerpt: When we originally tested this lens back in June of last year it was the longest of its type, though Pentax has caught up...
  • Pros: Length, good 18mm resolution, good central CA control
  • Cons: Poor corner CA control
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Tamron builds a compact lens with a mighty punch

Consumer Electronics Net
22 February 2008
  • 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.
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Tamron’s AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro; A 13.9x Zoom (!) For D-SLRs

Shutterbug
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.
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AF 18-250 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF)

LensTip.com
21 August 2009
  • 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 ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
31 January 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 5
5.0
Build quality 6
6.0

Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] macro (Nikon) - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
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.
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