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

Announced Dec 9, 2010 •
Lens | Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Sony/Minolta Alpha DT | B008
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The Tamron 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD is a perfectly competent superzoom that squeezes a huge focal length range into a compact package. Autofocus is slower than its competitors, however, and image quality is weak at the telephoto end.

Good for

Anyone looking for a compact, lightweight, all-in-one general purpose and travel lens.

Not so good for

Sports or action work that requires fast autofocus.

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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC PZD Lens Review
By: Jon Tarrant, What Digital Camera (Feb 25, 2013)

Overall it seems that Tamron has been just a bit too ambitious in this lens. This is unfortunate given that its 270mm setting is a key selling point but there will doubtless be times when owners will be grateful for the extended zoom range that, to some extent, does trump other more modest zooms.

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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II (IF) LD VC Macro Aspherical lens review
By: Jon Tarrant, What Digital Camera (Jan 1, 2010)

Pedigrees don’t get much better than the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens. This 18-270mm’s immediate ancestor was named EISA Consumer Lens of the Year Award 2007-8 and its more-modest predecessor won TIPA’s Best Consumer Lens of the Year Award in 2005. All of this excitement is understandable given that Tamron’s design boasts the kind of zoom range that is...

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