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Jul 26, 2017 20:45 |  #16

N2bnfunn wrote in post #18412043 (external link)
Hello today I received the Tamron 18-400 what a big disappointment and I can't blame Tamron. Both of my camera's are full frame, and the lens is a crop lens..


Yikes .... I still took a few pictures using it nice nothing special but seen to be a good lens for the price.

Did you really not bother looking at what sensor it would fit in the press releases?


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Jul 26, 2017 22:11 as a reply to  @ Ilovetheleafs's post |  #17

Geez I said I made a mistake... it wasn't like I voted for trump and made a 4yr mistake...


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Apr 07, 2018 09:13 |  #18

Well I've went and ordered this lens today and I am expecting it tomorrow. As someone with a disability who uses a wheelchair I can see this being a big advantage in helping to reach the more inaccessibe places. I guess we'll see once I've had a chance get out and about with it.


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Apr 12, 2018 08:09 |  #19

This thread went dead for a while, but I have been looking at this, as a satisfied user of previous Tamron super zooms. It is true that you have to adjust expectations for a lens like this, but there are times, primarily when traveling, when hauling several lenses and having to switch them out in busy, crowded situations is truly a hassle at best, and impractical at worst.

However, in the past week I have searched for reviews of this lens, and was pleasantly surprised. It seems that Tamron, while extending the zoom range to a crazy extent, may have produced their best super zoom yet. I am not trying to shill for Tamron, and you all can look for the review yourselves, but based on what I have seen, it outperforms the previous models in terms of distortion (easy fix), and is no worse otherwise. Reviews point to somewhat lower contrast (easy fix) and saturation (easy fix) than you might want, and offer the caveat that you don't want to spend a lot of time in 1:1 pixel peeping if that gets your blood pressure up (good advice for anyone with any lens). However, the quality does seem to be truly surprising.

Now, this is not a prime lens, nor a 4x or lower zoom. It will certainly behave better with good light than in dark places. No surprises there. You know if this lens will be useful for you, given the inherent trade-offs, and if so this lens appears to be the best option that Tamron has produced yet.


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Apr 14, 2018 07:07 |  #20

dundeebirder wrote in post #18601861 (external link)
Well I've went and ordered this lens today and I am expecting it tomorrow. As someone with a disability who uses a wheelchair I can see this being a big advantage in helping to reach the more inaccessibe places. I guess we'll see once I've had a chance get out and about with it.


Not that I'm against superzooms, I replaced a Canon 75-300 with a Sigma 28-300, which when I tested against the basic Sigma 70-300 APO gave basically identical results on my then 300D. But since I have become a wheelchair user I have actually been happy to carry more rather then less photographic gear with me at any one time. Maybe It's because I can hang it all from the chair, so don't have to actually carry it anymore. Also my health deteriorated quite slowly, so it got to where my limited mobility reflected what I could carry too. Personally the thing I now find really hard to do from the wheelchair is using a tripod. It doesn't seem to matter how I arrange the tripod legs, I always seem to hit them with some part of either of my wheelchairs, or just kick them.

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