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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical IF Macro

 
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Oct 05, 2011 19:18 as a reply to  @ post 13209978 |  #1636

I also have the older model on my 60D and have no issues with sharpness....

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Oct 05, 2011 21:21 |  #1637

My wife and I took several hundred shots each at the zoo today. She has the non-pzd version, I have the pzd. The more I use my new lens and camera, the more I think that the problems I was having were just me and not the lens/camera. I got TONS of sharp shots with the lens today.

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Oct 06, 2011 00:06 |  #1638

stevemtno wrote in post #13211211 (external link)
.....think that the problems I was having were just me and not the lens/camera. I got TONS of sharp shots with the lens today.

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Hello Steve,
totally agree with you!
All my bad shots was for my inexperience, and not related to lens/camera issues.

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Oct 13, 2011 14:16 as a reply to  @ post 12738234 |  #1639

Opinion needed!

I'm planing to change my two kit lenses Canon EF-s 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS with Tamron 18-270 PZD. (On EOS 550 body). Those two were my first lenses, so I don't have much expirience with better ones.
Not have to switch lenses all the time is big jump for me, but I'm wondering what improvement in photo quality can I expect with this lens?

Thank you!




  
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Oct 13, 2011 14:28 |  #1640

brch wrote in post #13246370 (external link)
Opinion needed!

I'm planing to change my two kit lenses Canon EF-s 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS with Tamron 18-270 PZD. (On EOS 550 body). Those two were my first lenses, so I don't have much expirience with better ones.
Not have to change lenses is big jump for me, but I'm wondering what improvement in photo quality can I expect with this lens?

Thank you!

I did exactly the same thing and you can see my pictures by searcing here or on my Flickr page. Look at the Alaska pictures (Day 3 & Day 4), Jackson Hole, 2011 Howell Michigan balloon festival. There are others...

I absolutely love that lens. The only time it comes off is when I do my studio shoots.

I have the non PZD version, and some have reported that there are some differences with the non PZD & PZD.


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Oct 13, 2011 14:41 |  #1641

brch wrote in post #13246370 (external link)
Opinion needed!

I'm planing to change my two kit lenses Canon EF-s 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS with Tamron 18-270 PZD. (On EOS 550 body). Those two were my first lenses, so I don't have much expirience with better ones.
Not have to switch lenses all the time is big jump for me, but I'm wondering what improvement in photo quality can I expect with this lens?

Thank you!

Unfortunately, my guess is no improvement at all - the opposite, if anything. I have the Tamron 18-270 PZD and I really like it, but I don't think anybody buys this lens to improve image quality. You buy this lens so you can stick one lens on the camera and walk around all day, no camera bag or extra lenses, and shoot everything and everywhere without have to stop and change lenses (and risk getting dirt inside the camera, or miss the shot because the subject ran/flew/swam away while you were doing the lens change thing).




  
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Oct 14, 2011 07:19 as a reply to  @ lar55's post |  #1642

Thank you for advices!
Actually, I was quite satisfied with my kit lenses, but switching lenses all the time (landscape photo is my primary interest) is annoying me.

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Oct 24, 2011 17:51 |  #1643

Hey Guys!

First post here. I'm just starting with my first DSLR. I bought this lens and a t2i and I've been very happy so far. I will share some of my pictures when I get them and I'm open to any advice you have.

brch, a friend of mine gave me his old canon efs 55-250mm lens. Sounds like it is the same lens you have. I have played around with it some. The Tamron does great with close-ups but the Canon telephoto won't do close-ups. I haven't really seen anything that makes me think either lens is better for picture quality. If you're really interested I could take the same picture with both lenses.

Another thing, is this Tamron now a smaller lens? The one I have is 72mm, but a friend of mine said all he could find was a 62mm lens. I see you guys talking about PZD, I'm not sure what that is.

Anyway, here are some pictures I took after a rainstorm in my parents flower garden. No editing other than cropping.

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Oct 24, 2011 19:02 |  #1644

^^^
Yes, there are two models of Tamron 18-270mm super zoom lenses. The older one is model B003, 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD IF, along with some other labels. The newer one is model B008, which uses the PZD motor for autofocus, and is smaller. The older one takes a 72mm filter, and the newer one takes a 62mm filter.

P.s. your pictures did not show




  
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Oct 24, 2011 20:41 |  #1645

Matrim33 wrote in post #13299874 (external link)
I see you guys talking about PZD, I'm not sure what that is.

PZD is for Piezo Drive motor, the auto-focus mechanism in the newer version of this lens. The newer version is smaller and lighter, but there seems to be a lack of consensus as to whether the IQ is any better or worse.


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Oct 24, 2011 21:06 as a reply to  @ Blayne's post |  #1646

Thanks guys. That answers that. It'll be interesting to see what people have to say about the new version.

Here goes again on the photos. Please let me know if these work, thanks.


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Oct 26, 2011 20:44 |  #1647

Here are a few shots I took today around the house. Fall colors, kale, mums, etc etc...

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Oct 26, 2011 22:05 as a reply to  @ stevemtno's post |  #1648

In keeping with the fall picture theme, a shot from the pumpkin farm yesterday. Everything you see in that picture (except for my wife and son) had about 10 inches of snow covering it today....

(I think this shot lost some IQ (especially on the left side) due to being too wide open. Easily could have stopped it down a bit and gotten better focus/dof. Other C/C welcome.)


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Oct 29, 2011 18:33 |  #1649

Nice picture, where in Colorado are you? I have a lot of family in the Eastern plains.

Are you using a filter? I just ordered a Marumi CPL, I'm excited to try it out.


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Oct 29, 2011 20:01 as a reply to  @ Matrim33's post |  #1650

I'm in Boulder - that farm (Anderson Farms) is just on the outskirts of Boulder, about 8 minutes from our house. They have a really nice fall setup with pumpkins, wagon rides, and a bunch of animals for the kids to pet and see up close. And they have about 8 pieces of "antique"farming equipment going back to the 1930s that were really used at this farm.

That shot was using a Hoya CPL. I had some filter issues with this lens originally, but after some experimentation I found this Hoya that works without causing major blur in my images.


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