Summary: Great for the price, I am a former PJ/Marketing person and I think I got a great lens. Some individuals are not that pleased but it does it all quite well. Yes, it is not a $5,000 dollar lens but still darn good. For the web or digital prints "its the px of the camera more than the lens".
Summary: I have used this lens since 2007 for all my family and wilderness photography needs and it has always impressed me with it's versatility, image quality and durability. Since purchase it has been permanently attached to our ageing 10 megapixel Sony A100 DSLR.
Summary: I wanted a walk-around lens that gave me a lot of capability and was compatible with my Nikon digital cameras. I have always had good luck with Tamron lenses and purchased this lens (the 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3) to fill the bill. The lens works great, gives sharp photo's and covers a wide zoom range.