Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

Announced Dec 9, 2010 •
Lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (DX) | B008
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When I bought the lens I had issues with a communication error causing lots of missed shots.  I took it back to DODD for warranty, even showed them the error but it came back with no problem found.  After a second try and no help from DODD I contacted Tamron myself and even though I still had to go through the camera store Tamron did fix it.  Turns out Tamron has issue with aperature assy on some of their lenses causing communication errors with Canon cameras. As for the how the lens performs ...

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Alven72
 
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I have tried this on Nikon D7000 and D5200 with about the same results: It's way too soft in the tele end. My compact zoom Nikon P520 is much sharper - and cheaper! I'll trade it for a Tamron 70-300, which seems a bit sharper tele-wise.

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fred234
 
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I measured that, when it works, VC can offer at 3 stops. I succeed to take sharp pictures at 270mm 1/50, but it depends on the distance of the subject. Problems: The VC does not work with the D7000, completely blurring some pictures. I tested it on two D7000, and I got similar results. On a D3100 I got better results. I sent the lens to Tamron. Answer: this lens is perfect. Workaround: use the Quiet mode.

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Tamron 18-270 - 270mm, ISO 100, f6.2@1/350 Canon 55-200 - 250mm, ISO 100, f4.56@1/500 Both pictures taken on overcast day, same camera (T3i), auto-exposure.  Images cropped in Adobe Camera Raw and Lens Profile applied.  The Canon lens is the kit lens that came with my camera. You can see that there is a huge difference in image quality between these two lenses.  I'm glad I tried the Tamron before purchasing.  This lens might be useful in certain conditions (you want to minimize the amount of ...

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I own this lans since a year now and have used it for about two weeks in total so far. In short: + Light and small as a typical standard zoom + Not having to change lenses when photographic diverse subjects during travels + Low price tag (... you get what you pay for) + Relatively close distance to subject (0,5m) compared to AF-S Nikkkor 70-300 1:4.5-5.6 KIT zoom lens (>1m!) o Sharpness OK for casual user, but if you are a professional with a 24MP+ camera you probably want something better. - ...

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danmelrobs
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I purchased this lens 8 months ago to replace the original Tamron 18-270. I use the lens on a Canon 60D. What a difference! (The $100 rebate was nice, too!) In actual use, the new lens is smaller and lighter than the original, so it's much easier to use and to carry about than the original. Construction is solid and the lens feels well put together. The PZD system works well, although it sometimes hunts. Lens creep is definitely an issue. The VC system works well, too, and I've ...

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shao2
 
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Fred234 put 4 same reviews to low down whole review score. I have used this lense to replace my Nikon kit lenses 18-55mm & 70-200mm for one year. If you use F11 for all photos (F8 for 18mm), you can get nice sharp photos. But you may need to increase your ISO to 800 (most recent camera can handle noise under ISO 800). It is so convenience of this light, small and 62mm filter for old and lazy 35 years SLR experience traveler, like me (no need to change lense and polarize filter). You can got ...

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fred234
 
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I measured that VC offers at least 3 stops. I succeed to take sharp pictures at 270mm 1/50. Problems: However the VC has a problem of compatibility with the D7000, completely blurring some pictures. Workaround: use the Quiet mode.

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Canon fan boy
 
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I've had this lens for over 6 mnths now and find it a massive upgrade to the kit lens on my Canon 600D. I constantly read people trying to compare the quality of this lens to Canon L series..!!!! Why oh why, this lens only costs £415, L series are much more expensive. The only gripe i have of this lens is the zoom creep which is a little annoying if you don't retract it fully and put the lock on. I find the image quality a massive improvement on the Canon 18-55 and the 70-300mm. It is ...

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Ridan Deli
 
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This is a best lens since i have L series from canon. I using this lens in everyday as my activities photograph. I will recommended for all type camera. All the FL is best result. I has invest my money to get best lens for my gear. Problems: The minus is diameter is 62mm. The standard diameter is 67mm or 72mm.

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