Tamron 18-270mm – It’s a Bargain

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Above, i'm showing off my Tamron 18-270mm with VC 'Vibration Control'. I just took a few snaps right now for you guys in honor of this next post. I'm a believer that not one lens can do it all, which is why in this hobby you'll find yourself collecting quite a bit of different lenses. If I had to say that there was one lens that was close to doing it all, it would be the Tamron 18-270mm with VC (vibration control). It's a crazy lens that gives you both wide and super telephoto capabilities. I talk about it on this blog quite a bit and I never travel without it. Anyone who's ever asked me about a single great lens for a cheap price, this is the one i've been talking about. With it's wide range and 'Vibration Control' (a.k.a image stabilization) it rocks for run and gun Video use too. If you want to know a little more about this lens and check out a video sample, i've posted about this lens here: http://cheesycam.com/tamron-18-270mm-with-image-stabilization/

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If you're looking for a simple single lens that's great for just about anything, especially for traveling, sporting events, and concerts - Today you're in luck. Cheaper than I've ever seen it before, there's a huge mail in rebate going on. Normally priced for over $620 dollars, B&H has the cheapest deal going on right. Believe me, i've seen this out of stock before and you don't want to miss this deal. Go ahead and compare it against a few other websites, you'll find it almost too good to be true. (Note: Not to be confused with the earlier 18-250mm, this is the 18-270mm with VC)

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Check out the Tamron 18-270mm for Canon: Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Asph. AF (IF) Macro Lens
Check out the Tamron 18-270mm for Nikon: Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Asph. (IF) Macro Lens

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21 thoughts on “Tamron 18-270mm – It’s a Bargain

  1. Dori

    Hi Emm,
    Great site you have here, always seem to end up here when I'm looking for something Camera/video related. :)

    I would really like to ask you about the Cn-126 light,
    because I couldn't find the info I was looking for and thought you would probably be the guy to ask.
    I just bought the 126 light on ebay, and am waiting for it to arrive, and now I have to find some power source, what is the best way to go? One of the Sony/Panasonic batteries or 6 1700-2550mah AA's? Is one brighter than the other, is one longer lasting or takes shorter time to recharge? What would you recommend?

  2. Eric

    Emm, I am almost ready to buy this lens but wanted to pick it up at amazon for the shipping ($4 for next day shipping with prime)
    B001DYE1B6
    Do you have an amazon referal link I can use to give you some credit?

  3. Paul H

    I ended up going with the Tamron 28-300mm
    awhile ago because upon handling the 18-270 I noticed it has a bunch of lens creep. Just let the camera hang and the lens extends all the way, while the 28-300 does not have any creep which I was impressed by. Not the same great focal range, but still pretty good.

  4. Emm

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    @ pascal Yes not one lens can do it all, but for outdoor video work and event coverage there won't be a problem. If I needed to use it lower light situations, i'd up the ISO a bit.

  5. Emm

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    @joh Sure not one lens can do it all, I already mentioned that, but the Canon 24-105mm is /F4. There is also a 70-200mm at F/4. All great video lenses highly rated by many professionals. It's not a lens for those who overly use the cliche shallow depth of field shots, but at an equivalent of 405mm at F/6.3 it still can blur out the back.

  6. EMM: The image stabilization is great for video use.

    Yes but you should turn it off, to avoid roolling shutter effect.

    Thanks so much Cheesycam for your advise.

  7. When reading this, I thought it sounded too good to be true.

    And to me it is : for video, I stick to lenses with a fixed aperture and f/3.5 is way too high for me. Anything higher than 2.8 is simply unusable in low light conditions ! Considering you need to close the aperture a little to get more sharpness, this means you'll probably be using this lens at 4.0 or higher most of the time ...

    For stills : yes, for video : not for any serious work.

  8. Emm

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    I've used it for many weddings, but with dim churches and dim receptions you'll want to stay wide for the aperture to let in more light. The image stabilization is great for video use.

  9. Emm

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    @Nate - Probably not as sharp since it has more zoom. But this does give you almost an extra 140mm of zoom compared to the Canon. If you don't have a good overall lens, this Tamron is a deal.

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