Simon's Tamron 18-270 Samples

Started May 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
Alashi
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Re: Simon's Tamron 18-270 Samples
In reply to Darren Fujiyama, May 13, 2011

To me, they both are so close in visual performance as not to matter. Both have comparable purple fringing.

I think the newer one is a bit more of an optical compromise, but also, it's an optical advance. I guess it's how you choose to look at it.

I bought the older model just before the new one came out--I bit the bullet and got it too. I like the size/weight reduction and the quieter/faster AF of the PZD. However, I think the optical performance is just a tad better with the older model. But certainly, not quantitatively obvious enough for me to use it in lieu of the new one. I really do like the PZD model better.

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