Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens for Nikon/Canon - £299.95 @ Jessops - HotUKDeals
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Designed for digital SLRs with smaller sensors, this lens delivers amazing firepower with an angle of view equivalent to that of a 28mm wide-angle to a 419mm ultra telephoto – all in just one lens. Great Tamron technology lets the user capture amazing landscapes to close-up pictures without having to get too close to the subject and without having to change lenses.

Main Features

* Uses two Low Dispersion and three aspherical glass elements
* Minimum focus of 0.49m over the entire zoom range and maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.5
* Optical system optimised for digital imaging sensors giving better light distribution at the sensor and less falloff
* Multi-layer coatings to counteract ghosting and flare
* Slim diameter of less than 80mm
* Zoom lock to stop unwanted lens creep
* Petal hood supplied as standard

Specifications

* Lens Construction: 18 elements in 13 groups
* Angle of View: 75 deg, 33 min (equivalent angles of view when converted to 35mm)
* Minimum Focus Distance: 0.49m over entire zoom range
* Diaphragm Blades: 7
* Minimum Aperture: f22
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#1
A good price for this lens; a new version has been released recently though.
#2
A quick search just now found the next best price to be £329.98 at PC World (Free Delivery) so price wise this looks like a pretty good deal for this lens.
#3
Good but slow in low light, better going for the new Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
#4
Great, thanks
#5
Great price..have some heat :-)
#6
darrengee
Good but slow in low light, better going for the new Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

Assuming you are flush with money and can afford 50% more cash for the extra speed.
#7
CannyJack
A quick search just now found the next best price to be £329.98 at PC World (Free Delivery) so price wise this looks like a pretty good deal for this lens.


canerapricebuster shows the lens the same price at amazon:

http://camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod1392.html
#8
I'm not sure about it mattering about low light with DSLR where you can alter the ISO / ASA to 1600 and photo shop images etc . Not like the old 35mm days
#9
Very good price for this! Just a point, before you buy it check it out.I had to try three of these to try and find a good one.
#10
dylanlewis2000
Very good price for this! Just a point, before you buy it check it out.I had to try three of these to try and find a good one.

What were the problems with the others?
#11
Looked good until I read the reviews. Seems to be a bit hit and miss. The biggest put-off for me was reading that the lens occasionally does not register autofocus and so the camera will not fire.

Good price though I suppose.
#12
Had an 18-250 Tamron about three years ago. Very nice lens except for very noisy autofocus motor. It even had bystanders turning their heads to see what the noise was! Had to sell it on because of that, so it is certainly worth trying before you buy if you can. Still a very good price though - heat.
#13
villan57
I'm not sure about it mattering about low light with DSLR where you can alter the ISO / ASA to 1600 and photo shop images etc . Not like the old 35mm days


No, exactly like the old 35mm days (since you COULD change the ISO, and post-production highlight your pictures). Also low light performance is a fundamentally sticking point in all cameras since they operate principally on light.
#14
Big warning on this. The autofocus is so slow that it makes this lens a total nightmare to use. You can forget sports and any medium to low light situations.

I upgraded from the Sigma 18-200mm OS to this in December and sold it again a month later for the Sigma 18-250mm OS.
#15
The new PZD sounds as if it has a much faster autofocus (review below). But it's so much more expensive.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-af-18-270mm-f-3-5-6-3-di-ii-vc-pzd-interchangeable-lens-review-15448
#16
villan57
I'm not sure about it mattering about low light with DSLR where you can alter the ISO / ASA to 1600 and photo shop images etc . Not like the old 35mm days


Far better to get it right in the first place.

As a rule of thumb, any image that needs more than 30seconds in Photoshop to make it presentable should be deleted.
#17
Will a Nikon even autofocus at 1:6.3?

This is a good deal. But I would throughly recommend that people do what I did, buy a second hand Nikkor 18-200VR lens. Its great, one of those and a cheapy f50mm 1:1.8 lens and you're ready for anything.
#18
Yep, would recommend the 18-200 VR, yes its 450-500 and more expensive than this but... it really is great. Along with a 35mm 1.8 or the 50mm 1.8 you have really got everything an 'everyday' photographer should want althought I am an everyday photographer and I really want to spend about 20k on a few lenses - this however will not happen.....

Voted hot as price best I could see though
1 Like #19
As a rule of thumb, any image that needs more than 30seconds in Photoshop to make it presentable should be deleted.
If your any good then photoshop would not be in your vocab !!
This is an excellent lens for a superb price, the replacement model is an extra £200
Im in the trade and have not come up against any issues with this lens its by far the best all in one lens that has been released to date !
It baffles me why so many people feel obligated to comment on things they know little about
#20
don't forget 4% quidco cashback. makes it 288 ish.
#21
maxeeboy2004
As a rule of thumb, any image that needs more than 30seconds in Photoshop to make it presentable should be deleted.
If your any good then photoshop would not be in your vocab !!
This is an excellent lens for a superb price, the replacement model is an extra £200
Im in the trade and have not come up against any issues with this lens its by far the best all in one lens that has been released to date !
It baffles me why so many people feel obligated to comment on things they know little about


Making unsubstantiated comments takes away all credibility.
But I guess you're a far better photographer than me ... although I do wonder why a "pro" would be using such a slow wide range lens. Care to divulge - taking into account the obvious issues with such wide focal range lenses.

And ... cue the tumbleweed.

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