Excerpt: I bought this lens for my Canon 5D MKIII and it works great. I use it for video as well as photography. The image stabilization works great on it. It's a wonderful lens. The only negative thing is that I am also looking at getting a Sony A7 series camera and I am told this will not work with E-mount...
Incredible performance and quality for a fraction of the cost of the Nikon/Canon alternatives
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 September 2015
Summary: Let me preface this by saying that I'm an amateur photographer, shooting exclusively as a hobby. After upgrading to a full frame (Nikon D750), I wanted to pair it with the best walkaround lens (in my opinion) that I could find, and the only two lenses that came to mind were the Nikon and Tamron...
Summary: Spent a long time thinking about this or the Nikon version and went with this one. Works very well, sharp to the edges, fast, correct color and Lightroom can handle any distortion. This is my go to lens for street shooting as well as any time I don't know exactly what I will run across.
Summary: First off, this is a Beast. Heavy, 82 mm filter thread, very dampened focus ring. Walking around with this camera all day long is a workout, not for the weak or those who prefer to take pictures with their cellphones. But damn is this thing sharp!
Such a great lens! I tried the lens first (borrowlenses
Keisha Brewer, Amazon
25 July 2015
Summary: Such a great lens! I tried the lens first (borrowlenses.com) and immediately bought it the same day the rental came in. The focal range with the slow f stop is such a great combination for event pictures where things are happening fast and the lighting is low.
Excerpt: First, i'd like to say this is a good lens. I am happy with the quality and performance of the lens. The only down side is the lens hood. It seemed fine at first but now it's becoming concerning. It is very difficult to remove the lens hood and hard to get the hood on.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: This is a wonderful lens! IMORTANT: MAKE SURE THIS COMES FROM AN AUTHORIZED TAMRON DEALER!; the manufacturer's warranty is dependant upon this! I am a professional photographer and I shoot both crop and full frame depending on the circumstances and this lens works well on both.