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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:25 pm 
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Link: http://www.tamron.com/news/35mm/18270vc.asp

Looks like a nice lens on paper...what do you think?

Wanna take a guess on the price?

Also...the filter size is 72mm, that seems rather large...do you think that is a good indication that this might be a very nice lens or does it not matter what the filter size is?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:06 pm 
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Price? I'd say around $600 street, given the 28-300 VC is around $550.

I like my Tamron 18-300 VC, but the AF isn't quite up to snuff....a bit on the slow side. But a great lens nonetheless.

I'd like to see Tamron implement some sort of higher-end focusing motor....such as Sigma's HSM or Canon's ultimate USM system.

But hey...minor complaints for the price range. :D

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Sure looks interesting, and hats off to Tamron for being able to produce such hyper-zooms. But I think it'll mean much distortion and softness I'm afraid. But really, if it was a bit faster at the tele end, I'd be interested in it for a travel lens.

72mm only means more expensive filters - and oh yeah, and also I second mako1200 - Tamron needs to get the finger out and start implementing hypersonic motors!!!

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mako, you surely mean the Tamron 28-300 VC (not 18-300)!?

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Looks like a good option for canon users, as canon doesnt make a SZ (not including the $2300 28-300 L)

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Yeah..my bad. I meant the 28-300 VC.

18-300? Man, that's bananas. :D

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mako1200 wrote:
Yeah..my bad. I meant the 28-300 VC.

18-300? Man, that's bananas. :D



Well, this 18-270, is really quite close

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18-270 Tamron OR 18-200 Nikkor ? tough choice...
i know that Nikkor 18-200 is suffering from CREEP, does the 18-270 from Tammy suffer the same ?

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I just received the Tamron 18-270 lense for Nikon this evening. Did a lot of research before deciding on this lense vs Nikons 18-200. This cost $100 less (about $600 vs $699) Yes it was a toss-up.

I've just used it in house on my D60 in very low light and am amazed at what it does. Yes you hear the focus motor, low, so what? Have gotten great pictures so far even in low light at full zoom.

Yes, there is a slight drag about 100 mm or so. So what?

I do not know if there is lense creep yet, but if I am carrying it around, I will use the 18 mm lock. Not a problem for me. Nikon's 18-200 does not have this.

Very early on, no shots outdoors or trying to capture moving subjects. I got this in part to take pics of humming birds and hawks, esp. Hummers have still not returned. here.

Yes, it adds wieght, but if I wanted a light-weight digital, I would not have gotten a DSLE, the D60--which if I had done the research first, might have gotten the D40. Got the D60 kit on sale at a liquidation for $500. Like vibration reduction and other features.

Having read many more reviews since then, might try to get the D90. Lots of very good things said about this DSLR.

SO far very pleased with this lense, but very early on. Rate it on par with the kit lense at similar zoom lengths.

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I would appreciate more feedback... :)


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