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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty

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MAIN FEATURES

World's first and greatest zoom ratio of 15X, covering 28-419mm 35mm-equivalent angle of view

Going back to the basic concept of 'one lens covering everything from wide angle to telephoto,' engineers at Tamron took up the difficult task of expanding the zoom range of Tamron's high power zoom lenses even further. Their unstinting efforts to extend the telephoto end beyond previous limits while retaining the wide-angle end at 18mm has borne fruit as an ultra high power zoom lens that is exclusively designed for DSLR cameras and boasts the greatest zoom range of 15X for the first time in the world.

Tamron's original VC mechanism for effective shake-free hand-held photography

Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism was built in the AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC (Model A20) for the first time. It demonstrated its powerful compensation effect employing a tri-axial system that is designed to let three coils drive a compensator lens electromagnetically via three steel balls. Since the compensator lens is supported on rolling steel balls with very low friction, follow-up performance is also enhanced, resulting in stabilized viewfinder images. Since the mechanism is designed to allow parallel shifting of the compensator lens solely by means of electrical control, the mechanical construction is simpler and more compact, so the lens can be kept as small and light as possible.

Designing a high power, compact zoom lens with VC mechanism: Optical design optimization meets optimum power distribution

In developing the long-range zoom lens, Tamron's optical designers pursued the optimum distribution of power within the overall optical system based on the optical design know-how Tamron accumulated over 16 years since the introduction of the first compact AF28-200mm in 1992. The resulting optical system uses two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical elements in order to effectively compensate for various aberrations including astigmatism, yet this design allows the first optical group to be small enough in diameter to realize the overall goal of a compact lens that incorporates a handheld-shake compensation mechanism.

Note: In order to realize the high zoom ratio of 15X, the optical system does not use any XR (extra dispersion glass) element. Instead, compactness is achieved through optimization of the power distribution within the whole optical system.

Minimum focusing distance of 19.3 inch over the entire zoom range for the max. mag. ratio of 1:3.5

The AF18-270mm Di II VC allows close focusing down to 0.49m (19.3 inches) from the subject over the entire zoom range even though it incorporates the VC mechanism. The maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.5* at its 270mm telephoto end is the top class capability among high power zoom lenses exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras.

*A format covered by an APS-C sized image sensor is smaller than that of 35mm format film. Therefore, this lens is capable of filling the frame by capturing an area that is almost the same as an area covered by a lens designed for the 35mm format and providing the maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.3.

Optical system optimized for digital SLR cameras by taking incident rays of light reaching the image sensor into consideration

In order to effectively compensate for changes in aberrations due to zooming, the zoom lens employs an innovative optical system that is designed to converge the angles of rays of light entering from the center to the periphery of the lens. The light rays thus reach the image sensor within a defined circle that assures high imaging performance and reduces light falloff.

High resolution performance

As a lens exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras, this zoom lens delivers high resolution and contrast performance for outstanding image quality with sufficient flatness of the field under an extremely wide range of photographic conditions.

Thorough countermeasures, including advanced internal surface coatings, prevent ghosting and flare

Tamron employs multi-layer coatings in order to reduce reflections on lens surfaces as well as internal surface coatings (coatings on the cemented surfaces of lens elements) in order to minimize reflections from the sensor itself within the mirror box, a problem inherent to all digital SLR cameras.

The world's first and greatest zoom power of 15X plus built-in VC mechanism achieved along with a remarkably slim maximum diameter of less than 80mm

Designing a lens with the world's first and greatest zoom ratio of 15X inevitably entailed a larger travel distance of the components within the optical systems, but Tamron has successfully accommodated the optical system as well as the special VC mechanism in a remarkably compact and slim package by employing mechanical design technology accumulated over many years. The result: A slim design measuring less than 80mm in diameter despite the fact that it is an ultra high power zoom lens that incorporates a VC mechanism. Production engineering this unique zoom lens meant incorporating complex optical/mechanical components, and Tamron's engineers had to employ innovative manufacturing techniques including methods of further enhancing accuracy, reducing weight, and increasing the strength of many components.

Note: In order to achieve the world?s first and greatest zoom ratio of 15X, metal mounts are used in both Canon- and Nikon-mount lenses.

Zoom lock mechanism for convenience in carrying the outfit

The lens has a built-in zoom lock mechanism to prevent its barrel from sliding forward when the lens is being carried on the camera.

Flower-shaped lens hood as a standard accessory

The lens is supplied with a flower-shaped lens hood as a standard accessory. It is designed to efficiently cut harmful light entering at angles other than intended angles at all four corners of the frame. This ensures clear, flare-free images.

New outer design matches the newest generation high power zoom lens in the digital era

  • The lens employs a new outer design that is more refined and smoother in its overall contours by minimizing concavity, convexity, and variations in profile in order to match the latest digital SLR cameras.
  • A gold-colored metal ring is placed at a key portion of the lens as used in other Di II lenses. The 'TAMRON' logo placed in the center portion of the lens enhances visibility of the brand while refining the overall design.
  • Delicate matte finish is added to the black painting over the lens barrel in order to enhance the high quality appearance of the lens.
  • The textured rubber pattern of the zoom and focus control rings has been improved again to a more pronounced, easy to grasp design than the conventional rubber pattern, for better feel and touch in manipulating the lens.

Specifications

  • Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003)
  • Focal Length:  18-270mm
  • Maximum Aperture:  F/3.5-6.3
  • Minimum Aperture:  F/22
  • Angle Of View:  75 degrees 33' -  5 degrees 55' (equivalent angles of view when converted to 35mm)
  • Lens Construction:  18 elements / 13 groups
  • MFD (Minimum Focus Distance):  0.49m (19.3") (entire zoom range)
  • Diaphragm Blades:  7
  • Filter Size:  72mm
  • Overall Length: 101.0mm/3.8 inch
  • Maximum Diameter:  79.6mm
  • Weight:  19.4 oz. (550g)
  • Max. Mag. Ratio:  1:3.5 (at f=270mm, MFD 0.49m)
  • Standard Accessory:  Flower-Shaped lens hood

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5 out of 5 stars   I''ll be back
By garrett (charlestown MA) April 02, 2014
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Pros: I cannot say anything bad about the lense, the cost, the shipping. everything is wonderful
Cons: none
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4 out of 5 stars   Tamron lens
February 24, 2014
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Pros: convenient to use, compact saves multiple lenses. Easy to use
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4 out of 5 stars   great lens, nice range for action shots
By J (louisville ohio) January 11, 2014
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Pros: Rugged, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Cons: Poor in Low Light
Other Comments: I bought this lens to make it easier for the wife to get pics at our kids sporting events, I do not know the outcome of indoor shots yet,i was drawn in by the 18/270 range, I have several lenses that cover these ranges but decided to get the all inclusive and see what happens, my wife loves the idea that one lens covers the whole indoor volleyball situation without changing lenses, so far at the house all pics have been very good, tough to compare to a 135mm f2.0 lens which is fantastic for portrait shots from a short distance, I can not afford the telephoto lens with f2.0/2.8 ranges, I hope this lens will be acceptable for us...... very nice lens for all around digital pics for the want to be photographer, as myself, you can certainly brag about shots taken from this lens, I use a canon digital rebel xt. Nice combo!!!!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Was a great lense for a short while.
By Taco (Lawton, Oklahoma) December 02, 2013
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Pros: Easily Interchangeable
Cons: Slow Focus, Heavy, Hard Zoom, Blurry Focus, 30 Day Use Zoom Stuck
Other Comments: From the box the zoom was hard to adjust. within the next 30 days had focus and zooming problems. Finally zoom got stuck at about 120 mm. Returned to the shop they played a bit to unstick and froze again. had grinding noise and loose pars inside. Manufactured did not warrant the lens they said I dropped the lense, I said they were wrong. They won. Cost me over 200 Dls to repair.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great product
By Pa Pa (Dallas, TX) November 02, 2013
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Pros: Durable, Rugged, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Consistent Output, Strong Construction
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Other Comments: I use the lens for all around shooting, Grand kids sports, family photos, scenic shots, etc. The zoom range 18 - 270 works great making it one lens for almost all shots.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   "Just a great multi-application lens"
By Wing Nut (Lakeland, FL) October 27, 2013
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Pros: Replace Need For 2 Lens, Single Lens Capability
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Other Comments: I do bird photography. This lens has made my 300mm lens obsolete. When I travel, I used to take the 300mm and an 18-55mm, which I would interchange as required. Once I dropped my 18-55mm in the Grand Canal in Venice. Now I can used one lens with interchanges. Yippe!!!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Will NOT work correctly with Canon 5D II
By Michael the critic (Las Vegas, NV) September 21, 2013
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Pros: Lightweight
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Other Comments: This will not work with a Canon 5D II. With a full frame camera like this (full 35mm sensor), you get a tunnel effect with the lens. So your photos will be round. You would think they would let you know that type of thing. If you have one of the Canon styles that does not have a full frame sensor, this would perhaps be a good lens.
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5 out of 5 stars   i would buy this product again and again
By lae (federal way ,wa) May 22, 2013
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Pros: Lightweight, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output
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Other Comments: things that are great about it
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Promising but final review is still out.
By Chuck576 (Las Vegas, nv) April 30, 2013
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Pros: Lightweight, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Consistent Output
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Other Comments: I bought this product as I do a lot of travel photography and wanted wide angle capability and telephoto capability without the hassle of changing lenses. Heading to Turkey in May and looking forward to trying this versatile lens out.
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5 out of 5 stars   Don't leave home without it
By Arnie (Rochester, NY) April 18, 2013
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Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Other Comments: This is the best lens I have ever owned.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Tamron 18-270 mm lens
By RWR (San Antonio, TX) April 13, 2013
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Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction, Rugged, Easily Interchangeable
Cons: Slightly Hard To Zoom
Other Comments: The lens is easy to attach, takes very fine pictures. The only problem is it is a little difficult to to zoom the lens. It feels somewhat too tight. Overall, it is a very good lens.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Top Of The Line Lens
By Scotty the camera man (Quincy, IL) October 09, 2011
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Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Cons: Heavy
Other Comments: Very happy and satisfied with this lens.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Buyer beware - must be home during day
By Charlie the guy who works during the day (Washington, D.C.) September 12, 2011
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Other Comments: love the lens so far - don't buy the kit lens, buy this one!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   A quite nice piece
By daili (Gainesville, Florida) August 12, 2011
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Other Comments: it's great to have one lens for all purpose uses and no need to switch lenses in a trip. A little bit "sticky" at first and I guess it will take a while to get it 'smooth' out. a little bit blurry sometime, but most of the time it works just fine. love it for occasional use.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Flexibility but lacks some
By rvmd (columbia MD) August 05, 2011
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: Great flexibility
Cons: Lens creeps, Blurry Focus, Heavy
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I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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1 out of 5 stars   Not a good lens
By Phantomeye (North Bergen NJ) July 18, 2011
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
Other Comments: Was recommended this product by the BuyDig rep when i bought the d7000. The lens out of the box felt light and clicked on easily. After that the issues started creeping up: 1) The focus is very slow, noisy and has a hard time keeping up with the d7000's 36 points of focus 2) Zooming out from 18 - 300 is smooth, but coming back to 18 or trying to make small zoom adjustments, requires super strength. 3) More than 60% of my images were blurry and had a odd hue to them when operated in full auto mode. 4) Overall this was a very poor choice for the d7000, the Tamaron 17-50 f2.8 is a much better match for the d7000.
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4 out of 5 stars   Excellent Product!
By George (Bradenton,Florida) July 10, 2011
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Pros: Only Lens you need
Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
Other Comments: Great lens one lens fits all, no need to change lens.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   A lot of Bang for the Buck
By Kenny (Florida) May 27, 2011
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Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Excellent sability, Strong Construction, Lightweight, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Consistent Output
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Other Comments: Great product and a generous rebate on this lens. The piazo motor drive was considered; but the rebate helped me to decide on the lens purchased Eliminated three lenses normally carried during travel shoots. Helps keeping weight down in airline travel.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   More Than I Expected at this Price Point
By Fly'n Fish (Atlantic Beach, Florida) May 19, 2011
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
Pros: Razor Sharp focus, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Impressive macro images, Durable, Strong Construction, Easily Interchangeable, Super for nature images
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Other Comments: This lens far exceeds my expectations in terms of performance and price. I cant imagine a major camera brand NK or CN, to deliver finer images. I've tested this lens with over 300 exposures and had not one fault to report other than my own. The resolution, contrast, and mechanical operations are supberb.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great lens at a great price
By Kiterwv (Hagerstown, MD) March 17, 2011
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Pros: Strong Construction, Consistent Output, Rugged, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons: NONE
Other Comments: Have only used the lens a few times but am greatly impressed. Love the feel of the lens. It is light weight and flexible. I am a casual landscape photographer who doesn't like to carry a lot of equipment. This fits the bill.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great product
By Review News (USA) February 15, 2011
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Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons: Lens Creep
Other Comments: This lens is rated really well no matter who reviews it. I have to agree. The only complaint I could begin to come up with is that my lens is a little snug as you telescope out. That will probably improve with wear.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Deal
By Little G (Shasta Lake Ca) February 13, 2011
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Pros: Strong Construction, Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Easily Interchangeable
Cons: Heavy
Other Comments: Its a great deal for all that you get.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Great all around lens
By willnmina (Houston,TX) January 24, 2011
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Great telephoto
Cons: A bit heavy, Lens Creep
Other Comments: I bought the product because of the reviews I read [...]. I have used the lens for about 1 month. The other day I was shooting my daughters swim meet with my Cannon T2i with low light and fast action. The lens was able to focus pretty quickly and accurately. It's just great to be able to shoot in less than optimum conditions and still get great shots.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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1 out of 5 stars   Zoom gets 'stuck'
By Joe (Los Angeles, CA) January 03, 2011
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Other Comments: Zoom gets 'stuck' beyond 100mm. Takes a lot of force to zoom past 100mm. So much force that the camera jerks and my other hand has to counter the force to try to hold the camera body steady. This happened right out of the box; I immediately returned. I am back to evaluating which super zoom to buy. I have the Tamron 17-50mm; 2.8 for over a year and have been really happy with that. That is why I was willing to buy this 18-270mm. I did notice this lens was "Assembled in China" and my other one was Japan.
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5 out of 5 stars   The Single-Lens solution for everybody.
By Sternn (Seattle, WA) January 01, 2011
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Pros: Convenient, Amazing Focal Length, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep
Other Comments: I purchased this lens in prep for cross-country driving trip. The single-lens solution was awesome! The clarity and in-your-face zoom of anything---still or in motion---blew me away time and time again; nice image stabilization! After ~10k shots within 30days, I have come to love this lens and highly recommend it! CONS: Be prepared to have a tired camera-hand when shooting those portraits in-the-field, this unit is heavy (Weight: 19.4 oz). It also made extending/zooming via Zoom-ring difficult when pointed upwards. Alas, it occasionally led to undesired extensions when pointed down (when held with only one hand--But I found this only a minor issue). Summary: Buy this, be happy, enjoy your results.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   I am glad I bought this product
By Zig (Havelock, NC) December 17, 2010
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Pros: Rugged, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Consistent Output
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Other Comments: The product gets used a lot to take pictures of our grand kids and mothers and family vacations. We use it a lot on our cruises.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   A great lens
By Sunfun (in the Washington DC area) December 07, 2010
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Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output, Lightweight, Great all in one lens, Strong Construction
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Other Comments: I have a Nikon D5000 with a 18-55mm & 55-200mm lens and was tired of swapping lenses. The 18-270mm was the answer and it is a great lens. I've only had it for a week and have found no problems so far. I shoot a lot of flower & sky pics. The color & clarity matches my Nikor lenses. The lens is tighter in the 50-150mm range so more pressure is necessary but not a problem. The focus ring is easy to use. [...] The rebate makes it affordable.
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Vacation Lens
By REDTI2GO (San Diego, CA) October 17, 2010
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Pros: Lightweight, Consistent Output, Strong Construction
Cons: Slow Focus
Other Comments: Great vacation lens
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Best Lens I own
By Ann (Buffalo, NY) October 13, 2010
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Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction, Durable, Consistent Output
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Other Comments: Because Im not fully educated on lens, I was looking for a lens that would capture my wildlife from far and near without changing my lens constantly. This was the one I have been looking for. Buydig was the best deal out there[...]Just got back from Napa and the West Coast route 1 picturesque drive.Everywhere I went People commented on my Lens. One hint though,I recommend investing in the light kit for your camera. It really helped day & night. I captured some great shots of everything from wildlife to Sunsets..definately will be talking this lens up for a long time.I really feel as if I am "not worthy" but work at it diligently ! :}
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   excellent product
By staphylo (Newyork, NY) October 06, 2010
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Pros: Durable, Strong Construction, Nice Bokeh
Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep
Other Comments: best deal especially considering the mail in rebate frm tamron. good all purpose lens.
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3 out of 5 stars   A Mixed Bag
By Albert (Valatie, NY) October 03, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output
Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Lens Creep, Weak Casing
Other Comments: This lens is a mixed bag the IQ is decent but so is the output of competitors in this class. Many people would have you believe this lens is in a class by itself but having owned it a short while I beg to differ.I had a faulty copy and I have read many reviews where this type of thing occured sometimes more than once. I think the build quality is sub par no way that it is good like other reviewers say. Honestly I think Tamron rushed this lens to market just to have bragging rights for focal length without working out the problems that plague the lens. The focus is really slow and couldn't possibly be construed as fast in any context.These things overall diminish the experience of using this lens. What good is image quality if the user experience is only fair at best.Want a lens that is a pleasure to use I reccommend the Sigma 18-250 OS HSM you won't believe the difference in the performance.
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4 out of 5 stars   a good all-purpose lens, with some flaws
By realquasimodo (The O.C., California) September 15, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Convenient
Cons: Heavy, Weak Casing
Other Comments: Pros: - It's a good all-purpose lens and will stay on my camera most of the time (no need to carry 3 lenses with you all the time). - Pretty sharp, especially for 50-150 focal length range. Cons: - Barrel distortion is rather pronounced at wide angles, and thus cannot really be used for architectural photography (I would have given it 5 stars otherwise). - Build is poor compared to Canon and Sigma. - Zoom ring is stiff and turn is "backward" for Canon cameras, even for lens with Canon mount.
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5 out of 5 stars   great all around lens
By raddad (hilltown, pa) September 11, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output
Cons: Heavy
Other Comments: went from using 2 lens to 1. A bit heavy when extended but a great lens. No problem with lens creep and easy to extend. Met a tad of resistance at 200 but not a problem. Rapid autofocus.
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4 out of 5 stars   Excellent All-In-One Lens
By Chess (Nashville) September 11, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Durable
Cons: Poor in Low Light
Other Comments: It is not a Nikon (have a 18-200), but close enough and less $$. No lens creep as the Nikon 18-200 has. However in low light the Nikon focus is faster. This is for a second camera (D5000)
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5 out of 5 stars   I got what I expected. Thank you!
By Raf (Aurora, CO) September 07, 2010
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Pros: Durable
Cons: Slow Focus
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Lens for the Money
By MIZZOU Fan (St. Louis, MO) September 05, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Amazing zoom range, Compact, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Other Comments: This is not a professional quality lens. The barrel is little sloppy/loose when zoomed out. However, I originally owned a Canon brand 18-135 and this lens is much tighter than that was. The zoom range is truly incredible and I've been pleasantly surprises with sharp, crisp images. I use with a Canon T2i, I know the camera and lens combo won't withstand the abuse that my old Nikon F did however I guess that's the price for amazing technology. I would strongly recommend this lens to anyone.
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5 out of 5 stars   Performed as expedted
By agdconw (Lafayette, CA) August 16, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output
Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep
Other Comments: Lens performed as expected from previous reviews. Very versatile lens. Not a featherweight, but one wouldn't expect it to be given its capabilities. I expect this to be my working lens.
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5 out of 5 stars   A Great All Around Lens
By Georgia Oakland Raider Fan (Mableton, GA) July 31, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
Cons: None so far
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3 out of 5 stars   Good for the $$$
By Fig (Greencastle, In) July 09, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable
Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep, Slow Focus
Other Comments: Like others say... in mid-range it get's stiff, and it takes time to focus.. But other than that... My wife loves it... and I'm ok with it...
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4 out of 5 stars   Great with comment
By Ma (San Diego, CA) July 07, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Strong Construction
Cons: Heavy, Sticks around 70, Lens Creep
Other Comments: Sticks around 70/100 hopefully it will smooth out. Haven't had it long. Love the range but with the sticking point it's hard to adjust quickly when shooting action. Irritates. The creep is also significant as is the weight. However, I'm still getting to know the lens and I do love the range!
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3 out of 5 stars   As expected
By Frank (Charlotte, NC) July 02, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros:
Cons: Slow Focus
Other Comments: I think the lens performed as expected. I was dissappointed in the extremes that the focus was not as sharp. I did not experience the lens creep. I took it to Niagara Falls, and if I had the money, a faster lens would have been nicer to catch crisper waterfall pictures. The night time ones were nearly impossible from the room, I did not bring a tripod, which would have been immensely helpful. I think for what you get this lens is fine. I found the best tip is to zoom out to the focal point, then focus, and pull back to the shot you want. Focus is slow though.
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5 out of 5 stars   awesome pictures
By abbiep (Lake Charles, La) June 16, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Cons: Heavy
Other Comments: I use this lens as my all around lens. Its mostly used to take action shots of my granddaughter at her sporting events and I really like the close up actions shots I can get from a distance. Great Lens[...]
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5 out of 5 stars   What a Great Buy
By Mookey (Southgate, Michigan) June 16, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Consistent Output, Strong Construction, Easily Interchangeable, Durable
Cons: Rough on zoom
Other Comments: This is one of the BEST lens I have great walk around lens indoors or outdoors Five Star Plus rating (works great with my canon)
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4 out of 5 stars   I would recommend this product
By zdy (LA, CA) June 05, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: Strong Construction, Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output
Cons: Slow Focus
Other Comments: I use this product when I am traveling. It's convenient.
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5 out of 5 stars   Love this Lens
By ecuerie (Matthews, NC) June 01, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Other Comments: I have really enjoyed this lens. I have been able to capture some pictures of my children that would have been difficult with the kit lens that came with my Canon.
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Lens!
By Push the Release! (Madison, WI) May 31, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Cons: Lens Creep
Other Comments: Great lens for the money. Versatile. As others have said, good choice for a 'all in one' lens. May not be the sharpest at either end of the zoom, but that should be expected. Otherwise, highly recommended!
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4 out of 5 stars   great walk-around lens
By Brandon (Fairfax, VA) May 30, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable
Cons: Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light
Other Comments: This is the perfect lens for walking around at an outdoor event where you have plenty of light, lots of changing from zoomed to close up, and no desire to setup a tripod for every random shot. The large zoom range keeps me from constantly changing lenses between close ups and zoom shots, which also means you'll get the shot while others are fumbling in their camera bag. The VR cuts down on the camera shake, though you'll want to stabilize yourself against a wall or other solid object when zoomed all the way out or if there's low light. The zoom is a bit stuff in the midrange, but you can tilt the camera up or down to let gravity help you out. The zoom lock is well located and easy to release with a flick of your right finger. The focus is much faster than some of my cheap lenses that use the camera motor, but the downside is that the autofocus does not work with a 2x extender that I have. It will also have difficulty with soft subjects and low light, which is why I only gave it 4-stars, but you'll have to spend a lot more to get a faster lens with this range. One other con is that the end-cap is different from my other Nikon caps, so when changing lenses, you can't just swap caps between the lenses.
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3 out of 5 stars   Good lens, heavy and sometimes slow
By Norbac (Frisco, TX) May 25, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: Strong Construction
Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
Other Comments: The lens overall is good, however i found that sometimes is really slow to focus (With AF) and definetely is heavy if you compare it with a NIKOR lens The price in BUYDIG is the best out there...
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5 out of 5 stars   Fantastic all in one lens.
By RAYKRU (Ohio) May 19, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: All in one lens
Cons: None at this time
Other Comments: This lens is perfect for all occasions for the casual/enthusiast user. Mine does not yet have the lens creep others have said and is very steady with the VC enabled for those longer shots. A overall great buy if you do not like changing lenses for different situations.
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Overall Lens!
By pancakepaco (Columbia, MD) May 17, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
Pros: Durable, Consistent Output, Rugged, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Cons:
Other Comments: [...] When I first received the lens, it was kind of stiff when I zoom out and in. I reviewed online it was pretty normal. Then I called Tamron and they said it was normal. Took to a Penn Camera and they said it was normal. [...] After a couple of days, its much easier to zoom in and out. Tamron said they made it like that to eliminate lens creep. Don't worry if your lense is a little stiff at the beginning, it will loosen up. I had the 18-250 tamron lense and out of the box it had lens creep. The six year warranty from Tamron is good insurance to have since beachcamera is an authorized Tamron dealer. I no longer have to carry two lenses when I go on vacation and have to take pics of the kids. I'm really satisfied.
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4 out of 5 stars   Tamron 18-270mm delivers
By Len the Traveler (Richmond Hill, Ga.) May 17, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Strong Construction, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
Cons: Heavy
Other Comments: I like the anti-shake (VC)at 270mm it steadies the framed picture so you get a clear subject shot at great distances. This feature is wonderful for a casual photographer who likes capturing landscapes and animals in their natural habitat. No tripod used.
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4 out of 5 stars   Great Walk Around Lens
By [@] (Michigan) May 11, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable
Cons: Build Quality, Lens Creep
Other Comments: Bought to replace Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS. Tamron is faster on low end, slower up upper but bought for overall zoom length. Tamron is slightly lighter weight than Canon 70-300. Build quality doesn't "feel" as good as the Canon. I would have bought a Canon lens if they had one with the same zoom range. Most troubling feature is the zoom direction is opposite the Canon lenses. Also, the zoom control gets considerably stiffer in the middle of the zoom range, unlike the consistent feel of the Canon zooms. I do wedding and event photography so will stick with my Canon lenses for those events because of their consistency. The Tamron will go with me when traveling as I'll need only one and sacrifice lens speed to ISO increases. I was pleasantly surprised by the overall image quality. Saturation, sharpness, falloff and distortion were all acceptable or above for a lens of this type. If you accept it for what it is, a "walk around" lens that provides a lot of flexibility, they you shouldn't be disappointed.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great lens complements power of the D-90
By RonDe (Orlando, FL) May 07, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons: Sticky zoom in 70 to 150
Other Comments: I was always fumbling with two zoom lenses, normal and 70-300 mm VR telephoto. I missed many opportunities when trying to switch quickly between them. Managed to damage the 70-300 lens when it rolled off a chair aboard cruise ship. This lens does it all. Never a missed shot anymore and it keeps pace with whatever I need. Autofocus compares nicely with the 70-300 as I managed to capture birds in flight with both. Picture quality is great. Aperture at max zoom is a negative but can be compensated by increasing ISO. Trying to zoom out slowly between 70 and 150 mm is a problem (sticky). Lens creep is kept to a minimum by using a lens cap holder looped to the lens barrel. After four weeks and heavy usage I'm extremely pleased with this product.
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3 out of 5 stars   Heavy but Nice.
By fuzzypix (WA) May 05, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Cons: Heavy
Other Comments: This lens is heavy for all day shooting, but seems to work just fine.
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4 out of 5 stars   Almost Perfect...
By Doc T. (Orlando FL) April 30, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Consistent Output
Cons: It doesn't "Feel" sturdy
Other Comments: I haven't had this lens long enought for a good review, but ...The barrel turning is stiff...It might losen up in time...
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1 out of 5 stars   Not Reccommeded!
By HB Jack (huntington Beach, CA) April 29, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical for Nikon With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCNA)
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Pros:
Cons: Terrible Zoom Mechanism, Poor Optical Quality, Blurry Focus
Other Comments: The zoom ring could barely be turned. When I used enough force to make it turn it was more difficult to turn in some spots than others but overall way too difficult. There was no smoothness to the mechanism at all. I felt like I was using a toy for children. The optical quality was terrible. I took several pairs of identical pictures at max zoom with it and with my Nikon 55-200mm lens(70mm shorter) and the image quality was drastically different. Even after I digitally zoomed the picture with the shorter lens to make both images the same size the Nikon lens was far superior in sharpness. In fact, I could zoom it in so far that I couldn't see the entire image but it was still way sharper than the Tamron. I returned the lens.
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4 out of 5 stars   Very good lens
By jumpstarter (Sacramento, CA) April 28, 2010
Review submitted for Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspherical Canon DSLR With 6-Year USA Warranty (TM18270VCEOS)
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Pros: Rugged, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction, Durable
Cons:
Other Comments: I typically use this lens for travel and nature photography. The VC mode is excellent and seldom use a tripod anymore, except for shots of moving water, which I want to have that soft cotton look. The zoom range is excellent for almost all of my needs. I occassionally still need to use my super wide angle lens. The telephoto range is great for the majority of my needs. The only negative thing I can say is that the zoom mechanism is a little stiff, but I have become used to it and hardly notice it anymore.
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