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Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD
8.7 out of 10

Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD

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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
15 February 2009
  • Conclusion: First things first; the AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO undoubtedly represents an impressive feat of optical engineering, and Tamron has to be applauded for producing a superzoom that has significantly longer telephoto reach than its direct competitors without further...
  • Pros: Remarkable 15x focal length range, Impressive image quality in the normal to short telephoto range, Excellent resistance to flare, Effective vibration correction system, at least 3 stops benefit, Reasonably compact despite the long telephoto range
  • Cons: Slow and occasionally indecisive autofocus, Geometric distortion across much of the zoom range, Significant chromatic aberration at wideangle and telephoto (especially 270mm), Macro performance rather compromised (very soft at F6.3, focus shifts on stopping down), Uneven zoom action, zoom creep w...
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Overall 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 9
9.0
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Lens

PhotoReview
1 December 2008
  • Summary: A competitively-priced, general-purpose lens with the longest current zoom range and effective image stabilisation.Designed specifically for DSLR cameras with 'APS-C sized' imagers, Tamron's latest ultra-zoom lens, the AF18-270mm Di-II claims to offer the world's largest zoom ratio of any current...
  • Pros: You don't like changing lenses, or have a camera body without built-in dust removal, and want a single, all-purpose lens that covers most shooting situations., You require an affordable 'walk around' lens for travelling or everyday photography., You want a long zoom lens with effective image stab...
  • Cons: You have a camera with a 'full frame' (36 x 24mm) image sensor., You need a fast lens across the focal length range for shooting action in dim lighting., You plan to print your images to A3 size or larger., You need a distortion-free lens., You want macro versatility and performance.
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Tamron AF 18–270 mm/F3.5–6.3 Di II VC

COMPUTER BILD
18 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Objektive mit großem Zoomfaktor sind begehrt. Bei Landschafts- oder Architektur-Aufnahmen bekommen Sie damit einen opulenten Blickwinkel aufs Bild. AUDIO VIDEO FOTO BILD hat das Weltrekord-Zoomobjektiv AF 18–270 mm/F3.5–6.3 Di II VC von Tamron getestet.
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Tamron AF 18–270 mm/F3.5–6.3 Di II VC

COMPUTER BILD
18 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Das Tamron AF 18–270 mm/F3.5–6.3 Di II VC ist durch seinen riesigen Brennweitenbereich und sein kompaktes Gehäuse ein ideales Reiseobjektiv. AUDIO VIDEO FOTO BILD hat das Mega-Zoom-Objektiv getestet.
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