Tamron AF 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 Di II A-mount lens reviews
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|Cgarrard#45775 date: Oct-13-2021|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Compared to Sigmas C 18-200mm, it's less expensive, and has weather sealing, with very similar high quality optical performance for such a range.|
|price paid:||$179.99 USD|
|positive:||Weather sealing (yes it has sealing), zoom range, close up focusing, optical quality consistency through the entire range, lightweight, compact, bang for the buck|
|negative:||Pride of ownership usually demands a metal mount at least, so keep in mind it doesn't have one. That said, the lens is light enough this shouldn't create any issues.|
|comment:||Apparently this lens is a bit of a sleeper, which is why I'm taking the time to write a short review of it here and not on my own website. Its low price, versatile range, weather sealing, and very good optical quality should not be ignored. The lack of a metal mount is a bit disappointing, I think Tamron should have splurged a bit more for this considering the marginal cost difference- but it's understandable considering their lineup (it would compete with higher end offerings). For its price you're not going to find a better "superzoom" lens for your A-Mount camera. |
It's got great close up characteristics, good wide angle and telephoto performance, and it can withstand some light rain and dust etc. Pretty hard to beat. It's focus ring turns so be wary (just like the Sigma C 18-200mm), but the front element does not thankfully. Focusing is not the SSM type, its micro motor, but relatively quiet. Has a lens lock you'll never need to use because the lens does not creep. Focus ring is a bit thin, but the zoom ring is large and very comfortable. Comes with a lens hood, which is nice.
Like I said, its a sleeper, and for this price, uh- no brainer.
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