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

reviewer#7052 date: Mar-11-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.6
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:Minolta 18-70
Sigma 70-300 APO II
price paid:220€ (used, mint)
Close focus
negative:Chromatic Aberration in the long side
Vigneting in the wide side
Slow focus
comment:A great lens for the price. It does everthing my former kit (18-70 + 70-300) except for the 1:2 macro ability the Sigma had.

For a lens that versatile, sharpness is great. The mayor drawback I've found is that C/A is very evident in the telephoto side.

Focus is a bit slow, and the lens is not too fast, but that's usual for that kind of lenses.

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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