Here are ten vindications ePHOTOzine member David Pritchard believes the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD superzoom is a worth-while investment:
Small and lightweight.
Class-leading zoom line up – appears to do the jobs of several kit lenses at once, and do them well.
Zoom and focus rings are in a familiar place for higher tier lens buyers, allowing you to focus manually and stabilise the lens at the same time.
Supplied with a lens hood.
Short travel from minimum centred distance to infinity.
Zoom lock at 18mm for safe transportation.
Surprisingly sharp considering the range.
Focus is very quick and quiet.
Vibration Curb works very well, and makes the lens much more usable at the long end.
Bokeh at 130-190mm is good, with little distortion.
To see shots enchanted with the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD superzoom, take a look at David's Blog.