Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC (Vibration Reduction)

Tamron 18-270mm VC (Vibration Control)

I don't usually recommend or do reviews on products that I have not personally used or own. However, I believe this lens deserves to be mentioned to anyone looking for an excellent lens that they can leave on their camera and shoot anything from sports to wide angle photography.

This lens is not a pro lens. So don't expect the professional build quality and don't expect it perform in low light. However, it's a great all around lens that you may never need to remove from your camera.

This lens is about $75 cheaper than the Nikon 18-200mm lens and it zooms to 270mm instead of just 200mm.

This lens gets a solid 4 stars from the people that have reviewed it on And it has received numerous awards from the press.

Outdoor Photographers - Editor's Pick
PCPhoto - Editor's Choice
Profesional Photographers - Hot One Award 2009
DPreview - Recommended
American Photo - Editor Choice 2009

The VC (Vibration Compensation) allows the use of shutter speeds that are much slower than otherwise possible. It detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting a moving object. This feature is a must in a lens with this long of a focal length. VC is Tamron's equivalent to Nikon's VR (Vibration Reduction).

The 18-270mm lens, made for the Nikon digital SLR system, incorporates a motor built into the lens itself like Nikon AF-S lenses. This built-in motor allows it to work on the D40, D40x, D60 and D5000. AF-S lenses or lenses with built-motors also focus quicker and are generally quieter.

Tamron makes some solid award winning products and this is one of them. They also have an outstanding 6 year warranty.

Check the price here at (It's sbout $600 July 2009). You can't go wrong buying from they are the best online camera dealer period.

Tamron 18-270mm Di VC (Nikon with Built-in Motor)


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