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Tamron-af18-250mm-f-3-5-6-3-di-ii-ld.33594300
8.1 out of 10

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

Experience the great power of a 14X zoom range with Tamron’s 18- Read more

Great Deal: $255.00

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

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Overall 6
6.0

This lens doesn't focus with Live View

Rafael F. Sanchez, Amazon
16 July 2011
  • Summary: I just purchased a Nikon D5100 camera to use with the Tamron 18-250mm lens. To my surprise, the lens doesn't focus when you switch the camera to Live View. I tried the Nikon lens that comes with the camera and another Nikon lens and both autofocus in Live View. I called Tamron's technical support and confirmed that the lens will not autofocus in Live View but that if I sent in the lens to them, they could do an adjustment so that it would work with Live View.
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Overall 6
6.0

So So Lens

gemsbyjennifer, Ebay
3 March 2011
  • Summary: Again, these all in one range lenses are just not that great. While definitely usable and an improvement over previous models, it still needs good light, has a slower AF, but is very lightweight and sharpness, contrast, and colors are nice. I think the newer 18-270mm would be the better deal, but if you can get this model at a decent price do not shy away if a daytime walk around lens is what you are looking for.
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Overall 6
6.0

So So Lens

gemsbyjennifer, Ebay
3 March 2011
  • Summary: Again, these all in one range lenses are just not that great. While definitely usable and an improvement over previous models, it still needs good light, has a slower AF, but is very lightweight and sharpness, contrast, and colors are nice. I think the newer 18-270mm would be the better deal, but if you can get this model at a decent price do not shy away if a daytime walk around lens is what you are looking for.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tamron AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD ASP IF Macro for beginners only

abetterdjandphotographer, Ebay
30 January 2011
  • Summary: Update 6-6-12 Since writing the original review we have come a long way in our photography business. Now that we use professional level cameras and lenses when we look back at the photos we were taking with out Tamron lenses they are embarrassing in comparison. Tamron lenses are usually cheaper than the manufacturer lenses that were made for your camera... do yourself a favor, save up some more money and buy the better glass!
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Overall 6
6.0

18-250 seems like a 18-190mm compared to nikor 55-200mm??? (Need to focus on Infinity)

dmike, Amazon
18 December 2010
  • Summary: I got this lense and it zooms wide and out pretty far, but when I compared it to my nikor 55-200mm lens it seemed like it was only zooming into 190mm not 250mm. I was told that I had to zoom in on infinity an object the farthest away. I am not a professional but this seemed weird to me. It did seem when i zoomed on an object a little farther away then it zoomed a little closer but did not seem like 50mm more. I have yet to verify this with a profesional photographer.
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Overall 6
6.0

semi sharp

jimy6249, Ebay
5 November 2010
  • Summary: semi sharp in macro focus, slow focus in low light. acceptable result only in strong daylight preferably with a tripod..outrageous lens creep without lens lock I would have preferred a lens of this caliber with vc mechanism
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Overall 6
6.0

semi sharp

jimy6249, Ebay
5 November 2010
  • Summary: semi sharp in macro focus, slow focus in low light. acceptable result only in strong daylight preferably with a tripod..outrageous lens creep without lens lock I would have preferred a lens of this caliber with vc mechanism
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Overall 6
6.0

wont autofocus w/ D40

C Pashoukos, Amazon
30 December 2009
  • Summary: I bought this as a gift, and was disappointed that it would not autofocus with the D40 (and a few other 'entry level' digital SLRs). Otherwise it worked well.
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

veezchick, Fredmiranda
18 November 2008
  • Conclusion: I am disappointed with this lens and would NOT recommend it to anyone. I'm a semi-pro shooter using this lens on a Pentax K20D. I get great results from all my lenses but this one. I have calibrated front/back focus as well as possible and am still disappointed in the sharpness. The AF is slow and hunts a LOT (and I do mean a LOT). Chromatic aberrations are really bad at longer FLs and wider apertures.
  • Pros: price, versatility
  • Cons: soft, slow AF, chromatic abberation at long FLs
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

aVOLanche, Fredmiranda
18 November 2008
  • Conclusion: I bought this after owning a Tamron 28-200 LD years ago...partly on the basis of a couple of reviews.I was disappointed in it.The AF was not very good(main problem).In decent light it was adequate.In anything approaching low light,it hunted a LOT. I also felt the lens was too soft,especially at FLs over about 135mm.
  • Pros: Range Price
  • Cons: Soft at longer FLs Slow AF No IS
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