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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:50 pm 
Tamron just announced new model that will work with D40/X
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Will you be reviewing them in the forseeable near future Gordon ? :wink: :wink: Hint Hint


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:27 pm 
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Hi David, I'd like to, but Tamron are not very forthcoming with loan stock to review.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:21 am 
does it have any kind of image stabilization??


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rob wrote:
does it have any kind of image stabilization??

No. Tamron use the letters VC in their lens designation if Vibration Compensation is a feature. See the AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC page for an example.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:35 am 
aha. thanks bob


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:20 pm 
I thought to get 18-135IS kit lens with 550D one person selling with AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II tamron.. What about the IQ compare to 18-135? I know this tamron don't have Stabilization


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I dont want to know about the diffrence. It should be huge.
The 18-135 is really better, and if you want the range, consider the 18-55IS and 55-250IS.

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Without looking at any reviews I can guess that the tamron imagequality will be miles behind the 18-135, and the stabilisation is something you might miss at longer focal lengths.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:22 am 
Thnx.. I will stick with kit lens then


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The Tamron is actually a very solid lens with an amazing range. If the copy is in good shape, it can be an excellent all around travel lens and all-purpose lens. Certainly, image quality is NOT 'miles behind' - a good kit lens with solid optical quality may be slightly better, and VR has some advantages, but the Tamron 18-250 is about as good as one can get in a wide superzoom, and it can be used for almost any type of photography.

I shoot with a Sony-badged version of this lens (made by Tamron) and have had it for 3 years. Though I swap between 7 different lenses depending on needs, I have relied on the 18-250 to perform in nearly every type of photography one could imagine, and find it holds up amazingly well. My one caveat is that I have the advantage of image stabilization in body, so my 18-250 is stabilized...but don't underestimate the lens or write it off based on guesses about its quality...base it on actual users and get an idea if it would work for you.

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