Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro

Last updated (13 April’13):
- Review by Popphoto.com

Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro is a lightweight lens. The lens features 18-250mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-6.3. The lens construction has 13 groups and 16 elements with diagonal angle of view at 75 to 6 degrees (33 to 23 feet), horizontal angle of view at 65 to 5 degrees (36 to 19 feet), and vertical angle of view at 46 to 3 degrees (21 to 19 feet). Closest focusing distance at 17.7 inches and has a filter size of 62mm . The Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Lens weighs 15.2 ounces and it measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 3.3 inches long.

Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Reviews

PopPhoto reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II and writes;
“SQF data came in at Excellent for all focal lengths, a surprising development, considering that the 18-200mm (like most 11X superzooms) drops into the Very Good range at the long end….An impressive optical achievement, the industry’s first 13.9X digital-only zoom hits a trifecta by expanding zoom range, utility, and optical performance. ”
Rating: N/A

Tamronlensreview.com reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and writes;
“The center sharpness is very high on 18-75mm… Border is also sharp from 18-75mm, except on 18mm f/3.5 (due to vignetting). Starting from 135 to 250mm, the border sharpness started to decrease, creating softer and less contrasty corners. Shoot at the optimal aperture, f/8 to combat this problem.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Whatdigitalcamera.com reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and writes;
“The 18-250mm’s compact size is likely to give it particular appeal for those who want an easy-to-carry all-purpose lens. However, in the middle of 2008 Tamron brought out an 18-270mm lens with in-built vibration compensation, which is an all-round better zoom (albeit a costlier one). This 18-250mm is simply a smaller, lighter and more affordable option.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Slrgear.com reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and writes;
“We tend not to expect much from “vacation” zooms, so were pleasantly surprised by the Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro AF. It maintained good center sharpness across its entire focal length range, softness in the corners was average to better than average, and things flattened out nicely when we stopped it down just a bit…All in all, a very nice lens, a great lens to bring, if you’re bringing only one!”
Rating: N/A

Photozone.de reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and writes;
” The results may not touch the sky but the new AF 18-250mm delivers a very solid performance for most of the range. Unsurprisingly the weak spot is at 250mm @ f/6.3 – stopping down to f/8 is a good idea here. Nonetheless the resolution characteristic is fairly amazing regarding the extreme zoom range. Typical for such lenses the Tamron exhibits a quite extreme level of barrel distortions at 18mm but at longer focal lengths to the problem isn’t overly significant.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Bobatkins.com reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and writes;
“Though the lens is certainly quite usable, the image quality doesn’t quite match that of the Canon EF 70-300/4-5.6IS USM. Of course the Tamron sells for under $500, while the pair of Canon lenses would cost you around $1070, weight more, take up more room in your camera bag and mean you had to switch lenses! “
Rating: N/A

PPMag reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II and writes;
“…Tamron’s AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 lens is a well constructed zoom lens that delivers tremendous value with its versatile focal length range and optical and mechanical performance that exceed what you might otherwise expect based on its modest price.”
Rating: N/A

PhotoReview.au reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II and writes;
“Overall, the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lens represents a good choice for photographers who want a single, all-purpose lens for their DSLR cameras. Although its performance can’t match the standard of the best prime lenses – or even zooms with a more limited focal length range – it is an outstanding performer for a long zoom lens. It’s also fast enough to be useful for travelers, who will appreciate its compact size, light weight and excellent handling characteristics.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Ephotozine.com reviews the Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and writes;
“As an extra long do-it-all lens this optic has a lot going for it, including decent close focus ability. The advantages of a single lens doing all have the plus points of keeping dust on sensors down as well as the weight saving over multi-lens kits and you still get the better image quality given by an SLR. Travellers will like it too.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Manual

Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro User Manual

- Download Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro User Manual (PDF – 4.0Mb)

Features & Specifications

Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Specifications

The Tamron 18-250mm is great for macro photos, too, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.5 letting you fill the frame with a subject approximately the size of a business card. As a result, you can easily and conveniently enjoy close-up (macro) photography of flowers, insects, and more. Tamron has also adopted various countermeasures against ghosting and flare, common problems in digital photography. The lens employs internal surface coating and new multilayer coating technology to minimize reflections that occur when light enters through the front element, while also reducing image-degrading effects caused by the imagers themselves.

* Lens construction: 13 groups and 16 elements
* Diagonal angle of view: 75 to 6 degrees (33 to 23 feet)
* Horizontal angle of view: 65 to 5 degrees (36 to 19 feet)
* Vertical angle of view: 46 to 3 degrees (21 to 19 feet)
* Diaphragm blade number: 7
* Minimum aperture: f/22
* Minimum focus distance: 17.7 inches
* Macro magnification ratio: 1:3.5
* Filter diameter: 62mm
* Accessory: Flower-shaped lens hood
* Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter and 3.3 inches long
* Weight: 15.2 ounces


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