Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5: An Artist's View

I have to admit I’m a budding Tamron fan. Personally, I blame my friendly local camera shop for introducing me. 😉

After having taken some very nice macro shots with another Tamron I have, I decided I’d get an additional Tamron, but for another purpose. In addition to being available for weddings, I tend to be asked to cover certain charity events; and I knew I’d probably need a “swiss army knife” lens that would allow me to have a nice range of focal lengths. Something that could capture both very wide-angle and fairly close-up telephoto shots so I didn’t need to carry three different lenses in my pockets.

The 18-270mm f/3.5 lens offers what I’ve seen to be a great compromise. Don’t get me wrong: I prefer primes for their image quality. But when you’re faced with an ever-changing and fast-paced environment, constantly swapping out lenses takes too much time and is personally stressful to me. Plus even many zooms don’t have this wide a range of focal lengths. And I’m genuinely pleased with the images I’ve gotten with this lens. With a street price of about $400, the price is worth a look too.

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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.

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