Tamron - AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD Aspheric [IF] Macro Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR £365.13 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Tamron super zoom lens for Canon DSLR.
Cracking holiday walk around lens at it's lowest price so far.

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

Now only £358.00 :)
- chrismarriott66
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#1
this surely has IS or VR right?
#2
VC is vibration correction so yes.
#3
the answer is in the title - VC
#4
Rudz
this surely has IS or VR right?


VC (Vibration Compensation) Tamrons version of IS/VR
#5
hmm, not impressed with tamron, my dads failed after 1 year 1 month...average use....pathetic

also 18-270!? cant be that great, quality surely suffering at each end of the spectrum

i have a tamron lens....not a patch on the canons.....but they are alot cheaper....thats why people get them.....i use a decent pro L lens now
3 Likes #6
You cannot seriously pull down a Tamron on the strength of one failed lens and then comparing it to a Canon L series m8!! Clearly you have invested in your kit (and wanted to tell everyone :{) but lets not get all snobbish here, I've had my Focus for over 3yrs and its never gone wrong, I have however seen footage of brand new Ferrari's burning like barbeques due to inherent faults, does that mean my car is better than a Ferrari?!?!

I have a perfectly good Sigma 17-70, reknown as being a damn good lens but utter crap compared to its Canon L equivalent. Do I regret buying this lens for £149.... nope, would I use it if I were more than a keen amateur photographer.... not on your nelly its just horses for courses.

If I had any worries over this lens it would not be that it can't compare to an L (thats a given but we can't all afford them or have better things to spend on), but that its just trying to be too many things and usually that means that it will be fantastic at none, just google reviews of it and see what the concensus is rather than ASSUMING its crap....

Edited By: frakison on Sep 20, 2010 00:43: .
#7
Voted hot. This lens seems to come out top of the current breed of super zooms available for canons.
#8
Looks like a good deal, but maybe a "Jack of all trades; Master of none"? (Referring to zoom range.)
#9
To be honest I use the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 and Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 and have found them perfectly adequate, as have the publications who have used my work, but if I had more money, I'd certainly get L Series. But this deal isn't for pros...
#10
frakison
You cannot seriously pull down a Tamron on the strength of one failed lens and then comparing it to a Canon L series m8!! Clearly you have invested in your kit (and wanted to tell everyone :{) but lets not get all snobbish here, I've had my Focus for over 3yrs and its never gone wrong, I have however seen footage of brand new Ferrari's burning like barbeques due to inherent faults, does that mean my car is better than a Ferrari?!?!

I have a perfectly good Sigma 17-70, reknown as being a damn good lens but utter crap compared to its Canon L equivalent. Do I regret buying this lens for £149.... nope, would I use it if I were more than a keen amateur photographer.... not on your nelly its just horses for courses.

If I had any worries over this lens it would not be that it can't compare to an L (thats a given but we can't all afford them or have better things to spend on), but that its just trying to be too many things and usually that means that it will be fantastic at none, just google reviews of it and see what the concensus is rather than ASSUMING its crap....


I could not agree more, if Tamron and Sigma lenses were are crap they would not sell any. As it is, price for price, they can perform on a par with OEM glass and in some cases perform better.
#11
I have this lens and i find it does the job well. When walking round on holiday/city breaks i didn't want to have to keep swapping lens, so this one suits more than enough for my needs.
#12
Good zoom range, but f3.5 at 18mm is not going to be so good indoors - stil worth it for those times when you only want to carry one lens with you!
#13
I have had this lens for a over a year now (posted the deal, went cold @ £405) and it's pretty good for the money - if you keep to what it is intended for, which in my case a one-lens-does-all - it IS soft, so it WILL effect image quality overall, but I have sussed the tweak in photoshop that in most cases sharpens enough to bring an image back.

this is a good price for an adequate lens, if you want sharp, sharp, sharp, then buy on brand primes or shorter zoom ranges (check reviews)
#14
I got this last year from the well known auction site from a "broken" kit at below £300 and its a fab all round lens....sold all my others off and get very goo pin sharp pics.......:3

http://www.cameraworld.co.uk/ViewProdDetails.asp?prod_code=PON09A000095

Edited By: paw2304 on Oct 06, 2010 11:39: spelling error.
#15
frakison
You cannot seriously pull down a Tamron on the strength of one failed lens and then comparing it to a Canon L series m8!! Clearly you have invested in your kit (and wanted to tell everyone :{) but lets not get all snobbish here, I've had my Focus for over 3yrs and its never gone wrong, I have however seen footage of brand new Ferrari's burning like barbeques due to inherent faults, does that mean my car is better than a Ferrari?!?!

I have a perfectly good Sigma 17-70, reknown as being a damn good lens but utter crap compared to its Canon L equivalent. Do I regret buying this lens for £149.... nope, would I use it if I were more than a keen amateur photographer.... not on your nelly its just horses for courses.

If I had any worries over this lens it would not be that it can't compare to an L (thats a given but we can't all afford them or have better things to spend on), but that its just trying to be too many things and usually that means that it will be fantastic at none, just google reviews of it and see what the concensus is rather than ASSUMING its crap....


Spot on - daddy's boy takes a beatin' X)
#16
John Mason
I could not agree more, if Tamron and Sigma lenses were are crap they would not sell any. As it is, price for price, they can perform on a par with OEM glass and in some cases perform better.

Being crap has never been a barrier to sales for any product, as the success of a certain A Sugar demonstrated.

I'm sure this lens is adequate if the intention is to capture everything with one lens, but the compromise in quality with such a huge zoom range cannot be overlooked. If quality is not the prime factor then it will probably do it's job. However. it's not a cheap lens, and 2 lenses with a more sensible range would be a better bet if single lens photography is not the most important feature.
#17
I very good all round lens. I paid £400 + for mine 6 months ago.
#18
Crikey, i posted this deal about 3 weeks ago and its just got hot, lol.
Looks like the price has now changed as well.
#19
I bought one in Singapore last months for less ofcourse but is very good price and its very good lens, just you need lock when you not used it becouse tele have no any breake and move itself. fantastic working with Nikon D90
#20
Que?
#21
I have this lens as a general purpose on the Canon 7D - nothing wrong with it at all and if I remember correctly about as good as the Canon/Nikon 18-200 equivalents but with an extra 70mm on the end.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0&Lens=492&Camera=474&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=476

Edited By: PP02 on Oct 06, 2010 12:08: update
#22
spock1958
John Mason
I could not agree more, if Tamron and Sigma lenses were are crap they would not sell any. As it is, price for price, they can perform on a par with OEM glass and in some cases perform better.

Being crap has never been a barrier to sales for any product, as the success of a certain A Sugar demonstrated.



Oi I loved my Amstrad CPC464 with it's green screen. X)
#23
scarper
Que?


bought one in Singapore last months for less ofcourse but is very good price

:):):)

What passport :)
#24
awsome lens ive been using it for about 4 months with great results.money well spent i think.
#25
Jack of all master of none.

Slow / bad AF.

Personally, Id rather go with a used Nikon 18-200 VR if after an all in one.

Good price though so hot.


Edited By: twist on Oct 06, 2010 12:27: edit
#26
PP02
I have this lens as a general purpose on the Canon 7D - nothing wrong with it at all and if I remember correctly about as good as the Canon/Nikon 18-200 equivalents but with an extra 70mm on the end.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0&Lens=492&Camera=474&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=476



A very good lens. I tested it against the Nikon 18-200 & it was equal to that lens but had the better range so all in all is a better lens. It is NOT soft if used correctly but clearly not as sharp as the better Nikon/Canon lenses. A good all round lens.
#27
I've got a very similar Tamron lens for my Sony, and it all boils down to what you want and need from your camera. I enjoy photography, but I only really put this to use on holiday, I cannot justify spending masses of money on top lenses given the amount of time I invest. So, an all round lens such as this is ideal for my needs, it produces decent results and with its large range is loads of fun. One day, when I retire many moons from now, I will start to take things more seriously and invest is much better lenses, but if you're someone like me who likes to dabble from time to time, this lens comes highly recommended. On the down side, I would say, in low light the AF is slow compared to even my kit lens.
#28
HOTPOT
PP02
I have this lens as a general purpose on the Canon 7D - nothing wrong with it at all and if I remember correctly about as good as the Canon/Nikon 18-200 equivalents but with an extra 70mm on the end.
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http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0&Lens=492&Camera=474&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=476



A very good lens. I tested it against the Nikon 18-200 & it was equal to that lens but had the better range so all in all is a better lens. It is NOT soft if used correctly but clearly not as sharp as the better Nikon/Canon lenses. A good all round lens.


So it was equally as good as the Nikon & Canon but but clearly not as sharp. Okay.
If your argument is that a lens needs a longer focal length to be better youre VERY mistaken.

If its AF in lower light is worse than the Nikon and Canon and its not as sharp, how is this a better lens?!
#29
£403 for Nikon mount....whyyyy! lol


Mind you this lens wont be as good as my £5000 f/2.8 zoom so it is crap anyway. ;-)
#30
£358.00 8)
#31
stonebear
£403 for Nikon mount....whyyyy! lol


Mind you this lens wont be as good as my £5000 f/2.8 zoom so it is crap anyway. ;-)


For £365 you can get a used Tamron 17-50 F2.8 and a new Nikon 55-200 VR, that combo would be miles better than this lens. You dont need to spend large amounts to get good lenses just find the right ones.

Edited By: twist on Oct 06, 2010 14:04: edit
#32
twist

For £365 you can get a used Tamron 17-50 F2.8 and a new Nikon 55-200 VR, that combo would be miles better than this lens. You dont need to spend large amounts to get good lenses just find the right ones.

But this is one lens, which you don't need to bother changing. That's the thing that appeals to me and why I'm going to get one :)
#33
Thats why I said previously if youre after a single lens option this aint bad but be prepared to put up with slow AF. Im sure youll love the lens if you only carry one lens, I had a 18-200 VR and its AF is like lightening compare to this lens.

Sure, one lens, but cant handle all situations properly and if Im carrying a bag I may aswell carry an extra lens and get far superior performance.

Enjoy the new lens. Im sure it will serve you well.

Edited By: twist on Oct 06, 2010 14:55: edit
#34
twist

Enjoy the new lens. Im sure it will serve you well.

Thanks!
#35
6.3? Yuck
#36
Good lens if you only every put your subject in the centre of the frame.
The corner sharpness makes the baby jesus cry.
#37
£408 now ??
#39
flashjohny
£408 now ??


was £358 yesterday.




lol @ cold and simplyelectronics
#40
should not this get expired now...?

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