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Adorama.com has Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC PZD Lens (Canon or Nikon) on sale for $229. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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  • Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC PZD Piezo Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Flower Shaped Hood (RHAFB003)
  • Tamron 6 Year USA Warranty
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Save your money and buy better glass. I've been a photographer for 35 years and I wish I hadn't bought gear that didn't last. For a daytime soccer game this lens works, but it isn't a long term lens. There are many very good Nikon and Canon used lenses on ebay etc. I finally have a bag of pro lenses and every one was a score directly from a previous owner. The more people who switch to mirrorless cameras the better because they'll sell or dump their "old school" equipment. Just my personal experience with this.
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15x zoom, for crop sensors only. VC stands for Vibration Compensation
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Same on amazon as well. Never heard of this lens. Used- very good is down around $150.

Tamron Auto Focus 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD All-In-One Zoom Lens for Canon DSLR, Model BOO8E Filter Size 062mm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004FLJ...8DbWEMK2NK

Interesting.
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Is this image stabilized? How does it compare to the Nikon?
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15x zoom, for crop sensors only. VC stands for Vibration Compensation
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Is this image stabilized? How does it compare to the Nikon?
Yes it has VC (vibration compensation). See here for a good review: https://youtu.be/xhFC1GtRKWo
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Is this image stabilized? How does it compare to the Nikon?
Not sure how it compares but the "VC" designation on Tamron lenses stands for Vibration Compensation so it is Image Stabilized Smilie
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Is this better than Canon 18-135? I am planning to buy t7i 18-135 combo. If this is better in every aspects, I can only buy t7i body..
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Is this better than Canon 18-135? I am planning to buy t7i 18-135 combo. If this is better in every aspects, I can only buy t7i body..
Wondering the same.. I already have 18-135 and it is good for me.
Wonder if I need bigger zoom..

But if you can get good deal on combo, then you can always sell that 18-135mm for 200-250$ on craigslist. And then buy this one.
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If you don't want to swap lenses, or are new to photography, I would encourage getting this lens. As you get better and learn your camera and find negatives with the lens, then upgrade to suit your needs.
Here is a review if you'd like to read:
https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/ta...6p3-vc-pzd
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Is this better than Canon 18-135? I am planning to buy t7i 18-135 combo. If this is better in every aspects, I can only buy t7i body..
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Wondering the same.. I already have 18-135 and it is good for me.
Wonder if I need bigger zoom..

But if you can get good deal on combo, then you can always sell that 18-135mm for 200-250$ on craigslist. And then buy this one.
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Is this image stabilized? How does it compare to the Nikon?

I have both this and the Tamron 16-300mm. I like the 16-300mm better (faster focus, sharper generally and less chromatic aberation, more length, extra 2mm on the wide is very useful) but at $229 the 18-270mm is a steal.

Ignore the reviews that focus on sharpness if you use it like I do. Yes, a 50mm will provide a very sharp postage sized image such that Grammy can't tell which is her grandchild on the other side of the soccer field; or be able to tell the difference between "yes, that little spec is probably a bird" vs. "the blue on that heron is really interesting."

This is a decent example of a very wide zoom that can take good photos as long as there is plenty of light, usually outdoors. For a candle lit birthday party this is the wrong tool.

Put it at aperture priority f8; keep an eye on exposure to avoid motion blur and record your memories.

Compared to 18-135mm Canon STM (which I also have): the Canon is a little sharper and far better for video with live view AF compared to the 17-270mm. The Canon AF is quieter. Obviously, a lot less reach.

Having the 16-300mm, the 18-270 never gets picked up and is on the shelf waiting to be Ebay'd. I still keep the Canon 18-135mm but only for extended video and sometimes not then.
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Is this better than Canon 18-135? I am planning to buy t7i 18-135 combo. If this is better in every aspects, I can only buy t7i body..

Are you paying more than $799? This is a seriously great camera and lens: https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/e...efurbished

It's a big step up from the t7i. Refurbs from Canon directly have always been as new for me and come with a 1 year factory warranty.

Good luck.
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As long as you are ok with compromise, also consider 18-400 from Tamron as well. It has added benefit of Tap Console compatible for firmware update down the road. This is the latest and greatest superzoom from Tamron. Nothing comes closer in terms of all encompassing lens.
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Excellent walk around, travel, and family lens at a great price.
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Save your money and buy better glass. I've been a photographer for 35 years and I wish I hadn't bought gear that didn't last. For a daytime soccer game this lens works, but it isn't a long term lens. There are many very good Nikon and Canon used lenses on ebay etc. I finally have a bag of pro lenses and every one was a score directly from a previous owner. The more people who switch to mirrorless cameras the better because they'll sell or dump their "old school" equipment. Just my personal experience with this.
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