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Oct 20, 2010 21:08 |  #1

What does everyone think of it ?




  
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Oct 20, 2010 23:09 |  #2

I cannot answer for everyone but it is a super zoom and I am not a fan. What exactly did you want to know?


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Oct 21, 2010 01:42 |  #3

I have heard good things about the stablisation in this lens, and am considering getting one for xmas, im just worried that if i get rid of my sharp 17-85 i will be upset with the performance of the 18-270


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Oct 21, 2010 02:27 |  #4

milo3 wrote in post #11135393 (external link)
What does everyone think of it ?

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=599376


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Oct 21, 2010 05:28 |  #5

My main lens now is the 15-85, but in all honesty the 18-270 is always in whatever bag I am carrying and is till my fav lens simply because of the versatility it brings to your photographic armoury.


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Oct 21, 2010 06:38 |  #6

Owned it for a while and then sold it due to my lack of need for the super tele end of it. I thought:
Pros:
- incredible image stabilization
- weight wasn't too bad
- at 18-100ish mm, it was pretty darn sharp

Cons:
- slow apertures mean good light was needed for a reasonable shutter speed
- difficulty attaining focus in mediocre light

Overall I'd say don't expect it to have the capabilities of the 17-55 and 70-200 thrown into one lens. It is a great lens for vacations and general use. If I had a use for it, I would not hesitate to buy another one.


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Oct 21, 2010 06:52 |  #7

I owned it for more 6 months when I was still using Canon :D

I love it, if you checked that thread above, I have a lot lot lot of photos there. I love this lens, its plenty sharp specially if you know its limitation. I almost always stop it down at least 1 stop.

I would stay from 18-around 150 it is really sharp, after that its marginally sharp but even at 270mm its pretty acceptable.

I am actually missing it right now, my only complain is the difficulty of attaining focus in relatively low light, otherwise, its a fantastic lens :D

here's some photos for you :D I posted this in another thread..

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milo3
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Oct 21, 2010 21:25 |  #8

Thanks guys, just got it today, I think it will be my all around lens. Will be wonderful not to have to change lens.
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Oct 21, 2010 21:46 |  #9

You will enjoy it. I had it for about a year before I sold it to go for a L. The VC and center sharpness on the lens is pretty good. It mainly suffers from slow AF, poor mid-corner sharpness (not an issue for portraits), zoom creep, mid zoom twist tightness, and average bokeh. While my Ls (24-105, 70-200) are splendid in every way, they are heavy and I miss the Tammy occasionally.




  
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Oct 21, 2010 21:47 |  #10

I have a 28-200 and for cheap it does the trick its sharp and it works end of that...


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Oct 21, 2010 22:23 |  #11

I like it on a crop for an AIO lens
I like the 28-300 VC on a FF for an AIO. Much lighter to lug and leaves your wallet much heavier than the 28-300L IS. Course there is a difference in flare and IQ between those two.

But if you want light weight and one lens...the 18-270VC is very nice.


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Oct 21, 2010 22:34 |  #12

One of my friends got it for his T2i and took it with him on a trip to Europe...loved it...for an amateur on a budget it seems like a great lens


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Oct 26, 2010 04:54 |  #13

use the search function mate, lots of info on this lens, both the pro's and con's


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