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Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby Silewski11 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:13 pm

Has anyone every used a Tamron 18-270mm lens? I was looking around and I though it looked like a pretty good all-around lens.
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby REM1100 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:52 am

It is a good all around lens handy for vacation or backpacking, even good if you only have a camera body.
It is soft at the 18mm end wide open and slightly soft at the 270 end but f8 takes care of that.
Having a 18-55 is better plus the 70-300 because they are faster whereby the 18-270 is a compromise
There is the hassle of having to sell the two lens and taking a loss and paying $500 for the 18-270
I would spend the $500 and put that as a partial payment towards a 400L
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby Silewski11 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:00 pm

Thanks! :biggrin: I have a Canon XSI with a 18-55mm is lens plus i borrow my dad's 75-300mm so i wanted to break off from him and get my own. Wasn't sure exactly what to get.
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby hamernhonkers » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:47 pm

Silewski11 wrote:Thanks! :biggrin: I have a Canon XSI with a 18-55mm is lens plus i borrow my dad's 75-300mm so i wanted to break off from him and get my own. Wasn't sure exactly what to get.


What kind of cash do want to spend? The 400 prime is not an all around lens like it sounds like you are looking for.
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby Silewski11 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:16 pm

Well I don't really have a ton of money laying around, but I was just thinking ahead cause i am graduating this year maybe suggest that for my graduation present. :biggrin: I was just hopefully using it for wildlife and what not. Not necessarily and all-around lens just thought that maybe the Tamron 18-270 might be good.
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby REM1100 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:16 am

Hammernhonkers I just order a 400 prime Sigma f5.6 APO tele macro for my Sony and it affordable (under $400 used) also in Nikon and Canon (some models might be compatible) Info says it is a pretty good lens. I'll let you know if it is a keeper when I get it in a couple of days
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby hamernhonkers » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:21 am

REM1100 wrote:Hammernhonkers I just order a 400 prime Sigma f5.6 APO tele macro for my Sony and it affordable (under $400 used) also in Nikon and Canon (some models might be compatible) Info says it is a pretty good lens. I'll let you know if it is a keeper when I get it in a couple of days


Rem looking forward to seeing some pics from it when you get.
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby hamernhonkers » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:25 am

Silewski11 wrote:Well I don't really have a ton of money laying around, but I was just thinking ahead cause i am graduating this year maybe suggest that for my graduation present. :biggrin: I was just hopefully using it for wildlife and what not. Not necessarily and all-around lens just thought that maybe the Tamron 18-270 might be good.



Here is a great place to look at samples from different glass. Its also a great place to ask questions and get some great info from other shooters. It is like this place at times thought, you dig around till you find some truth :lol3:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/for ... .php?f=107
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby knowitall » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:38 pm

I generally find that the Tamron and Sigma lenses are not as well-made or consistently of high quality as the Canon and Nikon products. And I would never buy a lens with this wide a range of magnification - as pointed out above it will be soft near the extremes even when you open up the fstop.

Having said all that, don't rely on me. I have my own set of prejudices. But do take a look at the review of this lens in dpreviews.com (URL below). It comes off pretty well.

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/tam ... p3_vc_n15/
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Re: Tamron18-270mm lens

Postby beretta24 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:20 am

I've had zero issues with mine...as other have described there are limitation but I think it serves it's purpose quite well. The only main comment I would have (not related specifically to the tamaron but 18-270) is that you shouldn't expect to get much of an angle on your photos; i.e. it has a fairly narrow angle so is better suited for distance shots imo.
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