DARKSUN's reviews

  • Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF AF

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Great Price, Good Range, Zoom Lock., Great sharpness
    Noisy motor, slower than average AF.

    I recently upgraded from my Kit 18-55 nikon lens to this all in one zoom, and I must say, I love it. It was within my budget and I get to have a all-in-one solution. Now I no longer have to chnage between my old 18-55 and 55-200 anymore. (worried about dust. etc)

    Sure the Nikon Vr 18-200 is better, But not everone has the money to pay 2X the amount i paid for this lens to do the Job. On my D50 and my brother's D70s, it works flawlessly.

    I especially love the barrel lock to prevent creeping when I am holding facing downwards and it comes COMPLETE with Flower Hood and all caps, and a 6 year warranty.

    Overall a GREAT lens for hobbists like myself.

    reviewed May 17th, 2006 (purchased for $479)