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

reviewer#7785 date: Aug-6-2010
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:Sigma 28-200mm
Tamron 55-200mm
Sony 18-70mm
price paid:250 GBP (used)
positive:Zoom Lock
wide rnage of focal lenghs
Very light
Sharp images
Limited flare issues
negative:Little slow on full zoom (6.3f)
Zooms creeps a bit
Slow AF at times
comment:Purchased this lens to replace my Sigma 28-200mm which was my stanadrd lens uptyo that point

really pleased with the lens, the zoom range is great, nice and wide(ish) at 18mm and long at 250mm perfct for walking alomg canals and rivers such as i do and getting a mix landscape/waterscape shots and close up nature shots

its not been off the camera since i've had it, a few things to point out, at 250mm it can be a bit slow due to an max aperture of 6.3f (when cmpaired to the Sigma of 5.6f) also the AF is a bit slow when the light drops a bit

other than that, no real issues and would recomend this little lens to anyone

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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