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Old 12-12-2008, 14:30   #1 (permalink)
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Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD

One of these arrived this morning. It's rather larger and heavier than my Tamron 18-200 due to the space required for the lens name and the weight of the ink.

Initial impressions are good, although I've only taken a few shots in Penistone high street when I went to the bank earlier. As with the 18-200 it's not the sharpest lens in the world but is perfectly adequate and responds well to a little USM. CA seems well controlled - a little red/green fringing in some shots (easily corrected) but no purple fringing. Distortion is less than I'd expected - better than the 18-200. The VC (vibration compensation) also seems effective.

It's not exactly cheap at 450, but I think it will be an excellent walkabout/travel lens.

I'll post a lengthier review when I've played with it a little more, if some kind soul could add it to the review section.
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Re: Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD

I'll be uploading to the Eq. Reviews this evening
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Thanks - no rush - it could take me a while to do some tests, given the weather forecast!
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Re: Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD

I've posted a rambling and very preliminary review here...

Pixalo Photographic Equipment Reviews - AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspheric [IF] Macro -

The 9/10 score may seem a little generous, but so far it meets expectations and does what it says on the box.
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Thanks for that
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Best of luck with it Sikly.
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Re: Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD

Some sample shots now posted here, including a comparison with the Canon 17-40L...

http://www.pixalo.com/community/shot...ots-29446.html
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Re: Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD

Congratulations on the new lens and thanks for the review and example shots.

It seems from your initial findings that you are happy with the upgrade
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Re: Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD

It's a pleasure!

Yes, so far the only downside compared with the 18-200 is the extra size and weight (and cost!), but the overall performance seems good and the vibration control is excellent. I'll post a few outdoor shots in due course.
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