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Tamron 18

Tamron 18
alaAverage 4.3

313 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 313 reviews of Tamron 18. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People really like the size and price, whereas reviews are divided on the usability.

price, size

On average, users rate this product 86/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Tamron 18 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on People really like the usability, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the price.



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This summary is based on the products: Tamron 18-200mm VC Di III for Sony NEX - BlackTamron 18-200mm VC Di III for Sony NEX - Black

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: terry (

REVIEW—TAMRON 18–270mm DiII VC lens]


This 15X zoom lens is for cameras with APS-C sensors, so its film-equivalent focal length is 27–405mm. Maximum aperture goes from f3.5 to 6.3. Used at sensible apertures auto-focus is quick and accurate. Contracted to its shortest length it measures...

The sheer convenience of walking around with this lens is a joy. To be able to shoot reasonably wide or dramatically tele with everything in between is a boon. And generally speaking, particularly in the mid range, the results are pleasing. Tamron has...

Ultimate sharpness and contrast are not the Tamron’s strong points

Used sensibly this is a good lens and a pleasure to use. We set the Nikon D300 to aperture priority at f8 to keep the lens near its sweet spot. That meant we had to crank up the ISO to 1250 to keep the shutter speed high. We would never use this lens...

Sep, 2011