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Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II

18_200mm
Review Date: Jan 3, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $400.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Light, Cheep, Big Range, Compact,
Cons:
noisy AF, Bad low light AF, Croped sensor only

Over all not bad,.. its light, its cheep, it has a big range,.. its an ok mid to low end do everything lens. I paid a lot for it back when it first came out,.. so ill probably sque the average price a bit,..

Its not fast,.. but it does not claim to be,.. if your always working with good light its a good lens,..

It does fall short in low light, AF sometimes gets confused particularly in low light, and its noisy,.. not noisy as in, to loud to work around, but noisy in, that bird just flew off cause my lens made a little more noise than it should have.

So its not great in low light, and its not great for quiet work,.. Other than that it seems to do the job. Produce fairly sharp images all the way from wide to telephoto range without changing lenses,.. Great for just about anything outdoors on a sunny day.

With that said, iv out grown this lens now that I have all L series,.. It certainly does not produce L quality, but even still I think it was an OK lens when I was starting out. And I think its current price is very reasonable for what it does.