Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD
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Tamron 18-250 lens has a short life span
Craig Wales "ReadingGranny", Amazon
7 January 2014
Summary: I bought this lens in 2010 and for the most part it worked as advertised. Obviously, since it is a wide range zoom lens I am not a professional looking for the money shot, but I like to be able to show off my photos with some pride. Until late 2013 this lens worked well and suited my needs. Then the auto-focus motor or drive components started to drag so that the lens would not focus while the motor struggled and clicked to complete the action.
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 for my Nikon D5000. I did some research and read that it is compatible with my camera. When it arrived I found that the auto focus didn't work at all. I immediately got on the computer and started reading other reviews to discover that many other people had the same problem, or intermittent auto focus. After more research I discovered it was not compatible with the D60, D80 or D5000.
Summary: I bought this lens for its great reviews and unbeatable price. However, after a couple weeks of extensive test shots at various settings I decided to return it. The picture quality is the main reason. Actually I decided not to pursue the type of all around lens (18-200+). Pros: versatile, portability, build quality and price Cons: picture sharpness issue, lens creeping, and no image stabilization.
Summary: after research i figured the lens would be pretty good, but after testing it out for 2.5 weeks, i was very disappointed in the quailty of my pictures. pictures weren't as sharp as i would have hoped they would be. i ended up returning the lens.
Summary: optics are far better that from IS/non IS kit lenses that comes with Cannon XTi. pictures are better, clearer, brighter and so on an so forth. i.e. lens optical qualities are really good. not as good as L series of course but for value/money might be best selection. however there is the big downside: every time you tip the camera downwards, lens retracts!
Conclusion: I had high hopes for this lens after reading the reviews. My experience with it was quite different. I have used it extensively for a year now and am lucky if I get 20% usable shots. It has a great wide angle with no vignetting and most wide shots are sharp and contrasty---I love it. BUT, as soon as I get over 70mm my shot ratio decreases terribly, even in shutter speeds of 1200-2500 and a normal ISO of 200-400, the pictures are overwhelmingly soft.
Pros: Size, range, price, great wide angle images
Cons: Horrible zoom images, lack of image stabilization, f/stop not consistent across range
Summary: Das Obejktiv wird an einer Nikon D50 betrieben. - Die Bilder sind OK - Brennweitenspektrum subjektiv noch ausreichend aber: - beim hängenden Transport "am Mann" dehnt sich das Zoom bis zum Maximum aus - der Verriegelungsknopf ist hakelig und lässt sich inzwischen nicht mehr korrekt betätigen
Summary: Ich "nutzte" das Objektiv an einer Sony a550. Nach nichtmal 20 Testfotos war klar : Autofokus sehr langsam. Manueller fokus sehr schwergänig. (-> keine Entkopplung von der Antriebsstange des Body's möglich (trotz Umschaltung auf MF an der Kamera)) Abbildungsleistung entspricht nicht den Erwartungen. Schade, habe mir mehr von Tamrom's Superzoom erhofft.