Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-f/6.3 DI-II VC (Vibration Compensation) LD Aspherical (IF) AF Zoom with Macro, for Canon EOS Digital SLR - U. S. A. Warranty

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About Tamron

A unique ultra high power zoom lens, the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO (Model B003), the first digital SLR lens in the world that delivers a remarkable zoom ratio of 15X (28-419mm equivalent) and is equipped with a highly effective Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism.

Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized image sensors , the new lens delivers outstanding image quality over its entire zoom range and its exclusive VC anti-shake system facilitates sharp handheld photography even at the longest telephoto settings.

With its vast zoom-range, the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC lens enables the user to cover virtually any photographic subject from wide angle to ultra telephoto simply by turning the zoom control. It covers angles of view equivalent to 28mm to 419mm when converted to the 35mm format . In addition, this breakthrough lens is equipped with Tamron's exclusive, proprietary tri-axial Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism that eliminates or substantially reduces the effects of handheld camera shake. As a result, the user can enjoy the convenience of handheld photography in virtually any situation, from shooting candid images, to covering sporting events, to news photography, without worrying about camera shake having an adverse effect on image quality.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (48),Easily interchangeable (47),Consistent output (41),Strong construction (27),Durable (26),Lightweight (23),Rugged (19),Nice bokeh (6)
Cons:
Lens creep (19),Heavy (16),Slow focus (12),Poor in low light (7),Blurry focus (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (42),Wildlife photos (25),Sports/action (23),Weddings (15),Low light (14),Night photography (14),General purpose (11),Macro photography (11),Landscape photography (10),Wildlife (7),Travel (4),Video (4) Portraits (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (33),Semi-pro photographer (15),Enthusiast (7),Semi-professional (4),Casual photographer (3),Casual user (3)

Tamron Features

  • World's first and greatest zoom ratio of 15X, covering 28-419mm 35mm-equivalent angle of view
  • Tamron's original VC mechanism for effective shake-free hand-held photography
  • Minimum focusing distance of 19.3" over the entire zoom range for the max. mag. ratio of 1:3.5
  • Optical system optimized for digital SLR cameras by taking incident rays of light reaching the image sensor into consideration
  • High resolution performance
  • Tamron employs multi-layer coatings in order to reduce reflections on lens surfaces as well as internal surface coatings (coatings on the cemented surfacesof lens elements) in order to minimize reflections from the sensor itself withinthe mirror box, a problem inherent to all digital SLR cameras.
  • Zoom lock mechanism for convenience in carrying the outfit
  • Flower-shaped lens hood as a standard accessory
  • New outer design matches the newest generation high power zoom lens in the digital era

Tamron Specifications

Construction
18 elements in 13 groups
7 blades (Circular apertures)
Angle of view
75°33' (equivalent angles of view when converted to 35mm)
Closest Focusing Distance
0.49m/19.3" (over the entire zoom range)
Maximum Magnification
1:3.5 (at f=270mm and 0.49m MFD)
Filter Size
72mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
101.0mm/3.8" Length
Notes
Flower Shaped Lens Hood
Mfr #
AFB003C700
SKU
TM18270EOS

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 65 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love this lens

I bought this to go with my first Dslr a Canon 50d.I am really impressed with it so far. I bought it for a planned trip to Europe this year,because I don't want to lug around several lenses,hopefully this will cover the majority of what I will shoot.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No a good choice

This lens, after all, is not a Canon L class, don't ever expect that. It does all of the basics as what the specs implied, and that is all. I can not give its optical performance any score above B. You just have to look at it as a maximal zoom lens with a price of < $600. But if you are one that used to Canon (or Nikon) brand lenses, you will be disappointed with its performance. AF is choppy and not accurate, MF mechanism is way too shallow (hence too sensitive, rendered the MF to be not ver...

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This lens, after all, is not a Canon L class, don't ever expect that. It does all of the basics as what the specs implied, and that is all. I can not give its optical performance any score above B. You just have to look at it as a maximal zoom lens with a price of < $600. But if you are one that used to Canon (or Nikon) brand lenses, you will be disappointed with its performance. AF is choppy and not accurate, MF mechanism is way too shallow (hence too sensitive, rendered the MF to be not very useful). Worse yet, the resulting images are only OK but not good, definitely not sharp enough (I compare this lens with Canon 24-105f/4, which is 3x more expensive though). As I said before, you get what you paid for.

Reviewed by 65 customers

 
1.0

Wasn't at all impressed

By

from Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

I tried this lens in several situations. It totally did NOT work in low light, or if the subject was moving at all. The only time it worked - and worked well - was outside in bright light with a stationary subject. Would be the perfect lens to take photos of flowers.

 
2.0

Wasn't what I'd hoped

By

from Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

I had such high hopes for this camera. I'm not one who likes to keep switching lenses back and forth, so the depth this lens offered would have been perfect for me. However, once I actually tried the lens, I was sadly disappointed. I will say that in bright daylight, when you're standing perfectly still, this lens is great. But if you plan to try to capture any sort of photo with any item/person moving or in less than bright sunlight, this lens leaves a lot to be desired. I returned it and will stick with my Canon lenses for now.

 
5.0

All good

By

from Amarillo, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have been borrowing my brother's lenses for a long time, and I finally found a good deal. And it was cheaper than the online auction site. Extremely satisfied.

 
4.0

love it

By

from north carolina  -  Photo Enthusiast

I don't have to change lenses as often because of it's wide range

 
4.0

amazingly lightweight

By

from Boston, Ma  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this for landscape and wildlife photography but find myself using it for everything: portraits, indoor; I rarely feel I need to change to another lens.

 
5.0

very versatile, excellent for events

By

from Detroit, Mi.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Use for school programs and sport events.

 
4.0

Good Travel Lens

By

from Sahuarita, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens for my Canon Rebel Xti, it's great, a little heavy though, and not as smooth as a Canon lens, but a good travel lens for the photo enthusiast. NOTE: You need a flash attachment if you are shooting in low light/nighttime/darkness, especially with a Canon rebel Xti!

 
4.0

If you find yourself limited to one lens

By

from Manheim, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This one truly "does it all". From macro to "out there" telephoto this is one amazing piece of gear. I regularly use this lens on two different Canon bodies for a wide variety of shooting. I've found the image quality to be consistently excellent over the entire zoom range. The auto-focus responds quickly and quietly, the "twist" type zoom works effortlessly and overall performance beats practically anything else I've ever used in the past forty years. What I especially like about the Tamron brand is their outstanding warranty which they back up without a hitch (ever).

 
4.0

Travel Marvel

By

from cape cod  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I wanted a lens to travel with that i could attach and use without thinking .This did it !!!! It replaced 3 others and allowed me more time to think about subject as i moved from place to place.Great from close up to long distance.Only glitch when first used was tendency to bind slightly in zoom at about 70mm.Tamron said it was normal and i quickly adjusted.Iwould be lost without it!!!

 
4.0

Great Lens for the Money!

By

from Janesville, WI  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used this lens on a recent 61 day vacation of 14 states and 16 National Parks. I took almost 4,000 photos and was satisfied with 99% of them. The zoom range makes it a great lens for most uses, the vibration Compensation mode makes for sharp, clear photos under most circumstances. I don't have anything negative to say about this lens. It was a great purchase.

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JENNIE D  After doing much research, I decided to purchase this lens primarily for doing work with wildlife photography. It helped to give me the extra zoom distance I needed. I'm very happy with this lens! I'd recommend this lens to anyone!! :)

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