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manufacturers description: "A Technological Breakthrough - World's Longest Range 15X Zoom Lens Has Exclusive Built-In Vibration Compensation Mechanism Optimized for Consumer Digital SLR Cameras"
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An updated version of the original award winning 18-270mm This lens features a newly developed Piezo ultrasonic motor, which ensures a silent, precise and extraordinary fast autofocus. Furthermore the unique (VC) vibration technology has been improved to allow for a more compact design.
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This high-magnification zoom lens offers 15x zoom ratio to cover focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 414mm super telephoto in the 35mm format. Its built-in supersonic AF driving mechanism offers both a smooth and quiet AF mode in a compact, lightweight body.
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As a further comment, have a look at the review of it on this site, it gets a good write up. If you live near a Jessops take your camera along and ask to try out a few shots.
As far a subject matter is concerned grandchildren, landscape and anything of interest, insects, flowers and any odball or funny situations. Enjoy your new camera and lens, but perhaps hold on a while till you better know what your needs are. The 18-200 / 270 are great walk-a-bout lens, but will struggle in low light, aren't quite wide enough for landscapes, don't have macro and can't shoot ...
I just purchased a 18-270 tamron and have been disappointed in 1) the VC runs for 10 seconds after i let go of the shutter - was told this is normal 2) the image jumped - was told this is normal 3) the over quality - see below took it back to the store and owner agreed the focus was not working correctly so i put another tamron on and the focus was quicker then we compared the image...
I've never shot video with it, so I can't comment on that side of it, although I would imagine that VC is unsuitable for video anyway, as it will reset every few seconds, causing the picture to jump. I think that "silent" is kind of a relative term: it's certainly much quieter than screw focus motors. If you're more than a couple of feet away, you can't hear the focus or the VC, which I think i...
I took the plunge and bought the tamron so far very pleased, very sharp at all distances, compact size, good build quality (on par with the canon) and the deal included a pair of binoculars very pleased
Forum: Tamron Lenses
Probably worth getting the Nikon. Looks like you've decided to anyway! Thom Hogan rates it pretty highly as a great walkaround lens. His review is here:- http://www.bythom.com/18200lens.htm Generally I've found Hogan worth paying attention to, A lot of attention! I've not used it, but it looks pretty good. Personally, I wouldn't read too much Rockwell. He may know his stuff, b...
Forum: Nikon Cameras
Why not get a 2nd hand wide angle (don't touch the sigma it's blurry) and a GOOD 2nd hand tele. paid 500€ for the original 12-24 and another 500€ for the original 70-300 vr, they are both really worth it. and you can always get some old 35-135 you-ll be surprised how good they turn out compared to all the modern do it ALL zooms. well test it first, in the shop, take some coins, your driving lic...
"What body" is important, not so much because both are DX format, but more the 18-300 is f6.3 at the telephoto end with AF performing best on a recent relatively expensive f8 AF DX body.
The 18-270 is good but quality seems to be variable - Tamron's quality control seems to be patchy. If you're lucky enough to get a good copy it's great, otherwise... I tried one in my local shop - very unhappy with the results. I ended up with the latest Sigma 18-250mm, very lightweight, small (62mm) filter size and a great walk-around do-it-all lens. I thought the build quality was way better ...
Ok, its me again, im still here still trying to decide which lens to go for, its my birthday in 2 weeks so ill have about £200 to spend, should i get the 50-300 vr ? or could i get a used 70-300 vr instead ? if i want to take wildlife pics which would you all recommend ? straycat i did private message you, not sure if you got it ? im trying to upload a photo i took of a mean and moody sky and...
I read (snipped) that a close up lens is a cheaper alternative to a dedicated macro lens, I do not want to spend hundreds of pounds at the moment unless I know that I am going to make use of it. A Close at the lens can often achieve a very good though not perfect results. Photography is often to do with the compromises of how much money you have and how much weight you want to carry in your ...
Check out the Photozone reviews of the Tamron and Sigma lenses with Nikon mounts, it should answer your questions. You could also look for the lenses I suggested on the LCE [London Camera Exchange] web site. They have vast numbers of used lenses, most with a 3 Month warrenty.
Forum: Sigma Lenses
Thanks SlowSong, appreciate your comments!
Forum: Digital cameras
No my 18-55 came with my D40. In an ideal world I would like to upgrade my body to a D7000. Tend to use the Tamron for wildlife and have got some decent results.
I think its going to be in my list to Panamoz this next week. but think i will start a new thread for that one. Thanks again guys.
Tamron is set to launch a new cashback promotion which means you can claim up to £40 cashback when purchasing select lenses.
Review of the first 15x superzoom lens for APS-C format DSLRs, and it includes Vibration Compensation for sharp-shooting even at slow shutter speeds.
The popularity of Superzooms continues and Tamron have thrown this enormous 13.8x optic into the mix. With a 20% increase in the long focal length capabilities than your average superzoom, we take a look at how the Tamron 18-250mm performs.
Read our quick review and view sample photos from the new Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO lens taken with a Canon EOS 7D.
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