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Tamron-af18-250mm-f-3-5-6-3-di-ii-ld.33594300
8.3 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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Overall 2
2.0

AF stops working, camera stops recognizing the lens

Vikram, Amazon
3 August 2010
  • Summary: Looks and feels good, great zoom. However, issue is that the auto focus stops working, and the only way to reset it is to turn off the camera, and reset the lens. I don't know if this is an issue with the Tamron lenses, or I got a bad lens. Also, during the shoot camera stops recognizing the lens all together. dismounting and mounting the lens back would fix the problem for some more shots. Returned the lens.
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Overall 2
2.0

tamron's 18-250MM Model A18

Gerald J. Ruglio, Amazon
12 July 2010
  • Summary: I read several reviews before purchasing this lens. They were all positive so I bought the lens to get a little more reach than the 18-135MM Nikon that I normally have on my camera. It appears to be well made, was fairly light for the range and looked to be just what I wanted. After about a dozen shots the Auto-focus quit working and I had to use the manual focus.
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Overall 2
2.0

no autofocus

alf "alf", Amazon
21 January 2010
  • Summary: THE LENS NO HAVE AUTOFOCUS FOR NIKON, I DON T LIKE IT.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lack of quality control

Bill, B&H Photo
23 February 2008
  • Summary: I had resonable expectations for this lens keeping in mind it's not a highend piece of glass. The pictures aren't that bad, not the sharpest I've seen from a zoom but resonable. However, there was a major problem with the lens I received...dust! There were two sizable specs under the top lens and when you extend the zoom, you can see smaller specs throughout the whole lens tube...not good. It now has to go back to Tamron (at my expense).
  • Pros: Lightweight, Resonable price
  • Cons: Dust in lens, Lack of quality control, Lens Creep, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Lack of quality control

Bill, B&H Photo
23 February 2008
  • Summary: I had resonable expectations for this lens keeping in mind it's not a highend piece of glass. The pictures aren't that bad, not the sharpest I've seen from a zoom but resonable. However, there was a major problem with the lens I received...dust! There were two sizable specs under the top lens and when you extend the zoom, you can see smaller specs throughout the whole lens tube...not good. It now has to go back to Tamron (at my expense).
  • Pros: Lightweight, Resonable price
  • Cons: Dust in lens, Lack of quality control, Lens Creep, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Blurry images when focused at infinity

Ken, B&H Photo
13 January 2008
  • Summary: I bought the Tamron 18-250mm lens for my new Sony Alpha A-100 DSLR. My first impression was that it was a good all around lens. That was until I found it will not focus correctly at infinity. I only noticed this when I went up to the moutains. The mountain was far in the distance and so the lens focus was at the infinity mark, but no matter if the lens was auto focused or manual focused it will not focus at objects at infinity, the mountain was blurry in the viewfinder.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Good Optics, terrible focusing

Larry L., Amazon
14 October 2007
  • Summary: I thought this would be the ideal everyday/vacation lens for my Alpha 100, and optically it was fine. Focusing, however, was extremely slow and inacurate most of the time. I'd often have to press the shutter release half way down 3 to 5 times to get it to focus, each time it got a little closer till it was finally right. When zoomed in it wouldn't focus at all, I had to go wide angle, focus, and then zoom in again to take the shot.
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Overall 3
2.5

User Review

Вячеслав, Nadavi
5 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Один недостаток данной модели выше всех её достоинств.
  • Pros: Купился на универсальность 18-250, небольшие габариты-вес, и возможности макросъёмки.
  • Cons: Нет резкости. По качеству изображения это даже не портретник. Нет резкости вообще. И как я понял, этим диагнозом страдают все объективы с таким универсальными возможностями как фокус 18-250.
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