don't buy i want my pictures to be better then yours.
michel l nash, Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: First of all i ordered this used, that being said, Wow. i was blown away it came faster than anticipated, and it came perfect! i attached it to my amazing sony a77mark2 (which i also ordered from amazon) and it was so much more then i expected.
Summary: BUYER BEWARE! ISSUE WITH SELLER NOT MANUFACTURER. The lens came packaged in a box far to large, loaded with air-bubble plastic filler. Lens unharmed. Opened lens, looked for instructions only to find Japanese instructions, First RED FLAG.
Summary: I love the lens. I mainly shoot from my back porch looking out to a wooded ravine. In the winter months in WI I love to get close up photos of the birds at my feeders and in the yard. This does the trick for me.
Summary: Bought it to photograph my daughter sky-diving. I was staying on the ground, had my fill of flying in the military, so I needed to reach up. Worked well but I photographed the wrong person. My fault not the lens'. It has a tripod adapter for a reason.
Summary: Tamron has just about the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. They want to charge $225 dollars to clean a lens which they claim is causing the issue. However, they do not want to stand behind their work and warranty the service.