Tamron AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) A-mount lens review by hitman9

reviewer#4456 date: Nov-29-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:500 USD
positive:1) All round travel lens. Wide to tele. light to carry.

2) Photo taken are sharp and great contrast/colour.
negative:1) Zoom creep.
2) Slow focus.
comment:A great travel lens that cover from wide to tele (about 13x). Lens is light and small with macro function (min 45mm), easy for traveling and I normally use it for my holiday (as a single lens kit). But AF is slow in low light condition (maybe due to small aperture), and exposure need to adjust +1/3 than normal.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 36
  • sharpness: 4.44
  • color: 4.64
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 4.08
  • flare control: 4.42
  • overall: 4.38
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