TAMRON AF 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC Superzoom Lens - Canon/Nikon Mount - £263.98 @ Dixons - HotUKDeals
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TAMRON AF 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC Superzoom Lens - Canon Mount £263.98 @ Dixons. Plus quidco
Nikon mount
http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/tamron-af-18-270mm-f3-5-6-3-vc-superzoom-lens-nikon-mount-07830275-pdt.html
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Unfortunately, despite the great price, this is not a great performer in the most important aspect - picture quality.

Just 2 stars in this review http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/412-tamron_18270_3563vc_canon

Also, be aware that there is a newer [more expensive] version of this lens with a piezo USM which focuses VERY much faster, is 24% shorter and 100 grams lighter.

You can see the two models in a comparison shot on this Amazon link http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tamron-18-270mm-3-5-6-3-Aspherical-Cameras/dp/B004FLJVXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306313512&sr=8-1
#2
However... "All-in-all the lens may be a tad better than Canon's 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS"

I got this lens for £100 from Jessops - definitely worth that. Worth £263 - not sure... It depends on what you're gonna use it for - it's a very handy, single, travelling lens that's not going to break the bank.

Most of the optical problems can be easily/instantly corrected by applying the Tamron lens correction profile in Camera Raw. Not a problem if you shoot in RAW and post process anyway.

Picture quality is going to suffer in a super zoom lens - that's just the way it is...

image stabilisation is REALLY good and the zoom is pretty impressive :o) Here's the two extremes of the lens - no Photoshop jiggery pokery. Small one at 18mm big one at 270mm.

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/2935/plane.jpg


Edited By: paolo on May 25, 2011 10:43: edit
#3
paolo
I got this lens for £100 from Jessops - definitely worth that.

How did you do that?
#4
a slightly more positive review here

http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/tamron_18-270_3p5-6p3_vc_n15/

review uses nikon mount version.

I'm interested in one of these superzooms for taking on holiday.. can't decide which to go for.
#5
alanrowell
paolo
I got this lens for £100 from Jessops - definitely worth that.

How did you do that?


Clearance - damaged box :o)
#6
Great price for a good travel lens. Bought this from Hong Kong about 2 years ago for £350, I;ve used it mainly for going on holidays where I don't fancy changing my lens all the time. Not sure if I could justify paying almost twice for the piezo version :s.

Hot!
#7
mcbain
I'm interested in one of these superzooms for taking on holiday.. can't decide which to go for.


If your a Canon man, then their 55-250mm IS lens is worth a look - not quite the same reach, but not that far away either [used with a 'kit' 18-55mm lens]

Around £150 presently e.g. http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=1838&sd=specs&gclid=CLuys8uphKkCFQEY4QodoHzNiw

I bought one at £135 a couple of months ago, though the price there has increased since ['white box' copy split from a bundle]

Not a bad review, considering the much cheaper price http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/194-canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f4-56-is-test-report--review

Edited By: Faythur on May 26, 2011 01:14
#8
Faythur
mcbain
I'm interested in one of these superzooms for taking on holiday.. can't decide which to go for.



If your a Canon man, then their 55-250mm IS lens is worth a look - not quite the same reach, but not that far away either [used with a 'kit' 18-55mm lens]

Around £150 presently e.g. http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=1838&sd=specs&gclid=CLuys8uphKkCFQEY4QodoHzNiw

I bought one at £135 a couple of months ago, though the price there has increased since ['white box' copy split from a bundle]

Not a bad review, considering the much cheaper price http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/194-canon-ef-s-55-250mm-f4-56-is-test-report--review


cheers bud, I'll take a look... Yep I'm a Canon man.
#9
My every day lens - I've had some cracking shots with this baby, and I have even used it in my studio shoots.

All 5 shots on my flickr front page are done with this lens.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/evolutionary2k/

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