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Tamron 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DI II LD for Canon + Free Cokin P-Series Filter Holder £199 @ Jessops
Tamron 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DI II LD for Canon + Free Cokin P-Series Filter Holder £199  @ Jessops

Tamron 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DI II LD for Canon + Free Cokin P-Series Filter Holder £199 @ Jessops

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Designed for digital SLRs with APS-sized sensors in mind, Tamron has created this lens which boasts a fantastic 13.9X zoom range which as of September 2006 was the world's largest range in a camera lens. In 35mm camera terms, the focal length covers the equivalent of 28-388mm.

With its lightweight and compact design it can truly be said that it is a milestone in digital SLR lens technology.

Optical Design
The lens uses a Low Dispersion (LD) element and an Anomalous Dispersion (AD) lens in the first group to minimise on-axis chromatic aberration. There are also two hybrid aspherical elements suitably positioned to afford sharp image performance at the same time as being compact. Indeed the whole configuration has been carefully analysed by the engineers at Tamron to ensure optimum power distribution in the overall optical system and effective correction of all aberrations including for example astigmatism.

Another important consideration especially with digital zoom lenses is the need to restrict the varying angles of incident light falling on the image sensor (and limit any resultant internal reflections). Again this has been factored into the design of this lens to minimise such effects. In addition, the use of "internal surface coatings" (ie even on cemented lens surfaces) further reduces internal reflections within both the lens and the camera sensor.

A Constant minimum focus distance of 45cm (17.7") is achieved giving great closeup shots at any focal length. If used at the 250mm focal length a magnification ratio of 1:3.5 can be achieved.

Zoom Lock
Prevents unwanted barrel extension ("tromboning") during use and when carried on the camera.

(Petal Hood included as standard)

Visit Tamron's interactive site for more information on focal length and depth of field,
plus see an Interactive guide to Tamron Lenses

Specifications

* Focal Length: 18-250mm
* Maximum Aperture: f3.5-6.3
* Angle of View: 75 deg 33 m- 6 deg 23m (on APS-C sensor)
* Lens Construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
* Min Focus distance: 0.45m (17.7") over entire zoom range
* Max magnification Ratio: 1:3.5 at f=250mm
* Overall Length: 84.3mm
* Maximum Diameter: 74.4mm
* Weight: 430g
* Diaphragm Blades: 7
* Minimum Aperture: f22

27 Comments

Original Poster

This filer holder cost £10, but free with lens order
http://www.jessops.com/ce-images/PRODUCT/PRODUCT_ENLARGED/ACOKIFQ305156655.jpg

At over 350mm focal length (35mm equivalent), you really want a stabiliser. A tripod is heavy and limiting.

Lucky canon-owners
anything for a goold-old Nikoner?
how is it doing in DPREVIEW?

I usually can't trust all-rounders as they tend to take a major dive in the mid-range around 100~135 in sharpness... even the more expensive ones like the Sigma 18-250 that costs £400....

so, not bad for tamron

pet2000

At over 350mm focal length (35mm equivalent), you really want a … At over 350mm focal length (35mm equivalent), you really want a stabiliser. A tripod is heavy and limiting.


If you go that far, even IS won't be able to help (the way you want it)

of course that will start the never-ending argument about the importance of IS/VR/OS or what you may call it!

this is great value

however at over 100mm you need to stabilise on a wall or use a tripod

ipcam

This filer holder cost £10, but free with lens order



isnt this pointless..why not get filters of the correct diameter that fit onto the lens

wnofal

Lucky canon-owners :)anything for a goold-old Nikoner? :|how is it doing … Lucky canon-owners :)anything for a goold-old Nikoner? :|how is it doing in DPREVIEW? I usually can't trust all-rounders as they tend to take a major dive in the mid-range around 100~135 in sharpness... even the more expensive ones like the Sigma 18-250 that costs £400....so, not bad for tamron



my canon 24-70 allrounder is fine though (cost me a bargain £700 - rrp £1300)

Can you use Jessops vouchers online? I was in store and you immediatly lose a good 10-20% of value compared to reasonable online sellers, and they have b*gger all in shops too...

royals

isnt this pointless..why not get filters of the correct diameter that fit … isnt this pointless..why not get filters of the correct diameter that fit onto the lens



Personally i agree but i guess the point is you can get multiple mounts & use the same array of filters for your entire selection of lenses. Im not a big filter fan myself so dont tend to bother!

royals

my canon 24-70 allrounder is fine though (cost me a bargain £700 - rrp … my canon 24-70 allrounder is fine though (cost me a bargain £700 - rrp £1300)



Did I just hear you comparing a £1300 Canon with a £200 Tamron?oO

colonel

this is great valuehowever at over 100mm you need to stabilise on a wall … this is great valuehowever at over 100mm you need to stabilise on a wall or use a tripod



apsolute tripe i have a sigma 55-200mm and no problem ever at 200mm and with my tamron 70-300mm besides it hunting unless in bright light if on auto (fine in manual as always)you do struggle at 300 without a tripod or wall , you should just about get away without a tripod at 250mm but may get the occassional blurred photo.BARGAIN

Just ordered one for my Cannon 500D

royals

isnt this pointless..why not get filters of the correct diameter that fit … isnt this pointless..why not get filters of the correct diameter that fit onto the lens



Cokin Filters are rectangular and can be moved up and down in the filter holder - very useful for graduated filters and impossible to do with regular filters without compromising your shot framing.

Also if you have several lenses with different diameter threads you can use the same cokin filters with the purchase of a relatively cheap holder of the correct diameter

Cheers ipcam!

Ive been looking for a cheap all rounder for ages and they always seem to be £350 + new. Im fed up with missing shots as everytime I pull my camera out of the bag for a quick shot the wrong lens is on it. I know it wont be perfect but for what I need for a day to day lens this should do the job

I have this lens but on Sony A500 with in-body stabilization so even better. Its a cracking lens and pretty sharp. It compact and light. Sometimes get the lens creeping out if not locked but apart from that its cool lens and quiet too.

A few shots from Edinburgh last week..

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/icemanonline/partedited1.png

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t145/icemanonline/RoyalMileArtist2010.png

Good lens

renagade27

hutchir9

apsolute tripe i have a sigma 55-200mm and no problem ever at 200mm and … apsolute tripe i have a sigma 55-200mm and no problem ever at 200mm and with my tamron 70-300mm besides it hunting unless in bright light if on auto (fine in manual as always)you do struggle at 300 without a tripod or wall , you should just about get away without a tripod at 250mm but may get the occassional blurred photo.BARGAIN



I disagree with this comment slightly. I had the Sigma 18-200mm lens and always felt that a the top end of the range it wasn't very sharp because it lacked stabilization. On a tripod it was fine. I've since changed to the Sigma 18-200mm OS and it's so much better!

For £200 you can get the Sigma 18-200mm OS from ebay and it will be 100 times better than this lens. Not least because it has far better glass in it.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/v6mazdaman/DSC07509-tiltshift.jpg

http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz131/jambogaz/IMG_0509.jpg

carleast

I disagree with this comment slightly. I had the Sigma 18-200mm lens and … I disagree with this comment slightly. I had the Sigma 18-200mm lens and always felt that a the top end of the range it wasn't very sharp because it lacked stabilization. On a tripod it was fine. I've since changed to the Sigma 18-200mm OS and it's so much better!For £200 you can get the Sigma 18-200mm OS from ebay and it will be 100 times better than this lens. Not least because it has far better glass in it.




100 times better is just a bit over the top..................and why is that particular Sigma better glass than this specific lens?

Interested in your comparison and information on the Sigma that shows a massive jump in quality, production and manufacture of this lens!

I think the Sigma is a good lens but it aint nowhere near any better than this even with OS!

renagade27

gazthejambo



What did you do to this? The depth of field is way off, are you using some kind of cokin filter to blur the top? The yellow building should be in focus. It looks like a migraine.

Think this is tilt shift shot.


renagade27

Correct Rena
tilt n shift it is

It's ment to look miniture
http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz131/jambogaz/DSC09531-tiltshift.jpg

Ah, not come across the technique before. Found some better examples here

Wait till you see the tilt shift time lapse video's

Did anybody get this? I ordered it on the 30/07 and have just phoned them up and they said they do not stock it anymore.
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