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Tamron - 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD All-In-One Telephoto Lens for Canon APS-C DSLR Cameras - black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews

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  • Only two setbacks, has a hard time finding focus with use of the extension tubes (normal, but a bit worse than with my Canon lenses.) and the zoom tension is inconsistent, it is hard to turn in some places and easier in others throughout the zoom scale.AJ3030
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great vacation lens

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    CanonFan
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    I got this lens to use on my Canon M5 camera on vacations so that i would not have the weight of multiple lenses. I just got back from a British Isles cruise and I have to admit that the lens worked nicely. I used it in sunny, overcast and darker situations, inside and outside, and it worked very well for me. The only issue(s) that I had was that the autofocus was a little slow at times, but not enough to be a bother. I used the lens in both manual and auto modes without any problems. I tried taking some photos of seagulls outside of my veranda and it worked pretty well. I am not a bird photographer so my technique was lacking the experience that would have made taking the photos easier, but I did manage to get a few good shots. I did take a couple of backup lenses in case this one didn't work as expected, but I never took either out of the case. The Tamron worked very well. Overall, I feel that this fits my situation very well. It works just the way that I wanted and the 18-400mm range makes it possible to leave all of my other lenses home so that I won't have the additional weight to lug around on vacations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tamron 18-400mm All-in-One Lens for Canon

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    CanyonCreek
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    I love to hike and take pictures. One of the biggest things I don't like about that is having to carry multiple lenses. Changing lenses in a less that perfect environment and perhaps missing that perfect shot because you don't have the right lens attached. The Tamron lens is a near perfect solution for that. 18mm for the landscape pictures and 400mm to get up an close. And a whole range of options in between. I have only had it a few weeks, but I love it. Fast focus, nice crisp, clean images. No hassle with constantly changing out lenses. Good image stabilization if you're hand shooting. The only con, it's not bad, but the lens sometimes struggles a little with focus at 400mm, but if you're shooting long you'll probably be using a tripod and manually focusing anyway. I would highly recommend this lens!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Everday Lens

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    tiki1959
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    I wasn't too happy with this lens when first purchased and almost returned it, as everything I shot was soft, but between DPP 4.3 and Photoshop I am now getting sharp photos. It is a bit heavy and I find holding it steady at longer zooms to be a bit challenging but this too can be overcome. As I have used this lens and learned its quirks my photos have gotten better. It is a capable, versatile lens that has a lot to offer, so I would recommend it. Be sure to give yourself time to adjust to using it before making any judgement calls Please don't rely on the thumbnails to make any judgements on the quality of photos with this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Single Lens to Travel With

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    TheMostToys2
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    I have been working on reducing the amount of equipment I carry for travel. I use Canon and have for years. I own their 18-200 and it works well. I have experimented with the Tamron 18-300 and it worked well but has focusing issues in low light. When this lens came out all of the sample images Tamron posted were shot with the Canon 80D. I purchased one immediately from Best Buy and it is fantastic. I used it to photograph the recent Solar Eclipse and it worked perfectly. So far it has performed perfectly in all lighting conditions and I am extremely pleased with it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tamron 18-400mm lens

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    Dave
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    So far I am really happy with this lens. I use it on my Canon 60D and my Sony A6000 with an adapter. At 400 mm it needs to be tripod mounted but I expected that. It's fairly heavy but pulls in far away subjects very well. It will prove to be a great carry around lens because of the focal lengths. Looking forward to more shots with it! I added a couple images to show what a great job it does in the widest and zoomed in mode. Both images taken with the Canon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great lens, but..

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    Mike
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    As an APS-C lens, it is bulletproof. But it is NOT as advertised on this site. The site says EF mount, but in actuality, it is EF-S. It also says compatible with 5D, 6D & 1DX. It is not. Found this out when upgrading my body to an EOS-RP. Now I have a $700 boat anchor. For APS-C, it's a five. For full frame, it's a -5. Google Tamron B016. Everybody else, including Tamron, Adorama, B&H and Amazon says this is an EF-S lens. Disappointing BBY. Been a long run, but the "we're sorry, your outside your return window" left a bad taste in my mouth. I will source my purchases elsewhere

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Versatile Lens

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    AJ3030
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    I do love Tamron Lenses. This is a clear shooting versatile lens that is great to put on and leave on in most situations. I have really had great results with it! I have also used with Macro extension tubes, also with amazing results. Only two setbacks, has a hard time finding focus with use of the extension tubes (normal, but a bit worse than with my Canon lenses.) and the zoom tension is inconsistent, it is hard to turn in some places and easier in others throughout the zoom scale. Minor problems and the later will loosen up over time, I am sure. Overall well worth the purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome All-In-One

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    Canyoncreek
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    I am at best an amateur photographer. I like to hike int he backcountry and always have my camera with me. I use a Canon T6S and have been frustrated a little by always having to change lenses to get that just right shot. Extra weight in the pack as well. The Tamron 18-400 is the perfect lens. It has an incredibly broad focal range. It was a little larger than I thought. It is very well made, I would high recommend this lens for the hiking enthusiast

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Zoom range -mediocre performance

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    MauiTech
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    18mm-400mm promises a versatile, single travel lens. Unfortunately, it is very very heavy and really prone to vibration blur -despite having a stabilization feature. There is no mid-barrel tripod socket so even when mounting the camera to a tripod, the heavy weight of the lens really tests the durability of the lens mount and results in lots of lens shake (especially evident when taking videos).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The only lens you'll ever need, almost

    Posted
    QuarkCSJ
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    I used to hate switching from my 18-55mm to my 75-300mm lens. Never have to do that again with this 18-400mm lens. I got this one just before the Solar Eclipse, and it was basically my telescope for shooting a time-lapse of the eclipse. I love it. My other lenses will gathering dust now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Got the Shakes -Real bad

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    wwongmaui
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    Super Zoom is a fitting description promising only one lens to go from 18mm-400mm BUT lens is very heavy so even with tripod, lens is suspended poorly so image very shaky... built in vibration control does not work with tripod... pictures often blurry but videos are the worst... even the wind makes the rig shake -wish mount was built onto lens barrel instead of straining from camera mount.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    28-400mm

    Posted
    Allen
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    It arrived and worked like it was advertised. Mike at the Arlington BestBuy is the only person I care to work with. He goes out of his way to make there system work right. All though I found out after I ordered it that Kens camera in Everett. Have this same lens in stock. They even include all the filter for the 72mm lens at the same price. So I'm not sure why its listed as a BestBuy only?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best lens I have every purchased, great

    Posted
    Tony
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    I have serveral lens in my camera bag but this one takes the place of most of them. I wanted a lens that was easy to handle, easy to maneuver, not to bulky, looks good and fits easy in your hand. This lens incorporates all of that. Whether close up or far away this lens makes it easy to follow your subject and get a great picture

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for all purpose

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    mikiss528
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    This lens replaced all my Canon lenses that I had before. With this lens, i don't need to replace the lens for long distance or short distance. Picture quality is great and very sharp. weigh is little heavy, but not too bad. This lens is 72mm diameter, but you don't need adaptor for mounting and it perfectly fits 58mm body.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around lense

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    Seegs
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    I was hesitant purchasing a non Canon lease for my camera, but glad I did. While Canon has wonderful products, this lense fills a void that I had in my arsenal. I now use it for literally everything. I can shoot close range and still has a great zoom to capture my little soccer player or dancer on stage. No regres here!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s a great lens

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    Tenille
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    I am no photographer. I bought this so I wouldn’t have to interchange my lenses on my Canon 80D. My untrained eye thinks the photos from this lens are pretty decent. Only drawback, and it’s a doozy, is the heaviness and bulkiness of the lens. Makes one’s neck sore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens

    Posted
    rick
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    tamron 18-400mm is replacing 2 kit lenses that are almost 10 yrs old , good walk around lens , a bit heavy 1lb 10oz . Pictures have been great AF is very fast, Best used outside, low light not the best but this was excepted for this type lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens For The Money

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    JMHerr
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    I looked at a lot of reviews before buying this lens. While it's not perfect, it's picture quality is in the 'Very Good' category for sure. Nice wide angle and quite a lot of reach with that 400 MM zoom!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around lens.

    Posted
    Superdeer
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    I love the 18mm to 400mm lens. It gives me the best of close up picture taking and long range shots without having to swap lens. This also cuts down on weight and extra parts in the camera bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    Christmasteve
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    This is the most versatile lens I have ever seen for this price. Below are some of the first pictures I took with this lens...sunrise at Cocoa Beach, Florida.

    I would recommend this to a friend