Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD
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CarlieAnn, B&H Photo
13 March 2009
Summary: I originally bought this lens over the Nikon 18-200 because (A) it was cheaper by $100 (B) it had 70mm of extra range. I was told it had a slightly slower focus than the Nikon but in the store I was so excited I barely noticed. I figured it was just those crazy picky photographers who make waves over a mila-seconds. But when I got home and started playing I was VERY disappointed.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Great Range, Lightweight
Cons: Blurry Focus, Did I mention it's SLOW, Inconsistant Output, Lens Creep, Slow Focus, SLOW SLOW Focus, Weak Casing
Summary: I made the mistake of not returning this lens in time and am now ready to sell it on [...]. This lens is not good for trying to take pictures of little kids. I miss more shots than I ever have before. The VR works great, when the camera locks focus. More often then not, It won't lock on focus or takes an unacceptable amount of time to lock. I have tried in ever distance and in every lighting situation and when it works, it is great. But you will get frustrated easily.
Summary: I thought this would be a good lens to replace my Tarmon 18 - 200mm lens as a walk around lens. I recieved the lens on a Tuesday evening after work. I tried it out that evening to test it out. The focus was very slow in a well lit room. At one time it took 5 seconds to focus. I returned it the next day because of the focus issue. I hope that Tarmon deals with this issue because I still think the range on the lens is a greaat idea.