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Old May 1, 2010, 9:09 PM   #1
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Bought a new Tamron 18-250mm Di II on line a few weeks ago. I think this will be my walk around lens.

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Old May 2, 2010, 1:30 AM   #2
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Lovely sharp shots Jim .. looks like you have a winner on your hands.
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Old May 2, 2010, 5:53 AM   #3
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Looks good,
I got the older 18-200 tamron, and its a lens I almost always carry with me.

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Old May 2, 2010, 9:35 AM   #4
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Yes sir, looks like a very capable lens!
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Hi Jim,

Nice series illustrating what this lens can do!

I've got the Pentax version. Picked it up cheap in one of those Ritz closeouts. I couldn't resist after seeing mole's work with it. Truth be told, with my normal perspective on things, I would probably be happier with the 55-300 as a single lens walk-around, but then I'd probably miss the wide end. . . some people can never be satisfied. . .

Does the Tamron zoom creep as badly? Not that I'd make any lens changes because of that only, but I've had to stretch one of those rubber bands that they bind bunches of asparagus with around the barrel to stop the creep from the time it was brand new. Luckily I like asparagus, so I have an endless supply of these.

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The tamron megazoom lenses are really nice. Looks like you got a winner on your hands.
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Thanks for the positive comments.

I wasn't expecting the IQ this lens has shown. I just wanted something for those situations where you don't want to be bothered changing lenses. Like on vacation. I'm impressed so far, considering I got it knew for $329, I'm thrilled.

Scott, yes the zoom creep was there from the time I first put it on my camera. Very loose. Every time I tilt the camera down to review a photo, it's out to 250mm, something you have to be aware of if you're in tight quarters. But that's the only negative aspect I've seen so far.

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Good choice of an all-around lens, and as your fine photos show, very good for close-ups as well - I liked it so much, I bought two, both Pentax and Sony mounts (but not at the same time, and with a substantial rebate on each)! I use them frequently.
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The 18-250 has been my walkaround for some time. I have the Kx and get great low light shots with it. I have some creep, but not that bad. Thanks for the vote.
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Some really nice shots with a fine lens (and some fine hands & eyes behind it!). Mine also has the zoom creep problem, just have to remember to latch it, or to use rubber bands...
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