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Jan 2, 2019 09:50:47   #
sschonfeld
 
I have been using Tamron 18-400 for about a year. Clarity is excellent from mountains to moose to butterflys. Also lightweight and comfortable hiking. Good investment

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Jan 2, 2019 10:04:36   #
GlenBose
 
Nick Nichols wrote:
I am thinking about buying Tamron 18-400 Has anyone had any experience with this lens. Is it worth $500.00 plus dollars? Please give some advice as I can buy a new one for $479.00 if I act fast.


What camera are you going to mount it on?

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Jan 2, 2019 10:09:03   #
byuaceman
 
This is the only lens I took to Africa and was very happy with it. You can view some of the photos here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uzEaTEfnECboKZm7WUbXSWc1jIB_Bty1

I also purchased the TAP-in Console (https://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/tapin/) to sharpen the focusing at the different focal lengths. It really helped sharpen things up. I love the lens

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Jan 2, 2019 10:22:22   #
Dziadzi
 
Tamron does not recommend that the console be used with the lens being discussed.


byuaceman wrote:
This is the only lens I took to Africa and was very happy with it. You can view some of the photos here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uzEaTEfnECboKZm7WUbXSWc1jIB_Bty1

I also purchased the TAP-in Console (https://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/tapin/) to sharpen the focusing at the different focal lengths. It really helped sharpen things up. I love the lens

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Jan 2, 2019 11:31:13   #
byuaceman
 
Dziadzi wrote:
Tamron does not recommend that the console be used with the lens being discussed.



The 4th lens on the list provided is the 18-400 which is the lens I have and the console that I used. It worked great!

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Jan 2, 2019 11:40:46   #
Dziadzi
 
byuaceman wrote:
The 4th lens on the list provided is the 18-400 which is the lens I have and the console that I used. It worked great!


Thanks for the information.

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Jan 2, 2019 11:45:08   #
jaycoffman
 
I have now used the Tamron 18-400 on my Nikon D7100 for over a year and I am quite satisfied with it. Keep in mind I prize versatility over the ultimate in quality of the image because I generally travel where it's impractical to change lenses and also I shoot things that may be a few feet away to several hundred yards away. Under these conditions I highly recommend the 18-400 as I almost always get a good number of keepers (animals, people and scenes). But do keep in mind the qualifications stated above.

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Jan 2, 2019 11:58:22   #
Latsok
 
love that lens. We just got back from a trip to Italy and a Med Cruse. I can't be happier with the pictures taken through that lens. By all means, grab it while you can.

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Jan 2, 2019 16:10:36   #
wkillham
 
Nick Nichols wrote:
I am thinking about buying Tamron 18-400 Has anyone had any experience with this lens. Is it worth $500.00 plus dollars? Please give some advice as I can buy a new one for $479.00 if I act fast.


I purchased on last year and at the same time bought a used Nikon 18-300 3.5/5.6. The Tamron was lighter and focused faster but the Nikon was smoother and, said Nikon on it. I used both for about a week and chose to keep the Nikon. If the zoom on the Tamron were a little smoother I’d have kept it instead. There was no discernible difference in image quality.

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Jan 2, 2019 16:32:31   #
SparkyNYC
 
I bought it when it first came out.
It can be a bit stiff when you first get it, but it definitely has gotten smoother.
I really love the weight and ease of use.
It is real sharp in bright light.
I have posted some photos on this site with the photos that i have taken with it.

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Jan 2, 2019 17:16:33   #
Stevewayne23
 
I had a couple of pretty awesome seats (literally first row for one game) for a Dodgers-Nationals doubleheader in D.C. in May 2018 and used the 18-400 exclusively (it's easy to get into a game) along with a Canon 7D Mark II. I usually shoot full-frame and with better lenses, but I was pretty happy with the results.







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Jan 2, 2019 17:21:33   #
Ozzie2154
 
I've had one since a sale this past Spring. It works well with my Nikon D5300 and D7200. I use it for just about everything with my only complaint being its heavy. I highly recommend this great product! Enjoy!

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Jan 2, 2019 17:21:42   #
Ozzie2154
 
I've had one since a sale this past Spring. It works well with my Nikon D5300 and D7200. I use it for just about everything with my only complaint being its heavy. I highly recommend this great product! Enjoy!

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Jan 2, 2019 18:14:39   #
tvor-matt
 
Since I bought one, it's the lens on my D500 most of the time. I change when I want a F1.8 for depth of field control. It will be the best $500 investment that you will make

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Jan 2, 2019 21:47:39   #
Piman-jimc
 
I use mine for competitive swim meets. I have taken shots both from the bleachers and from on the deck; Auto ISO, shutter preferred @ 1/400th, 8 fr/sec, autofocus. Depending upon the lighting or backlighting, I may override +.3 or +.7 overexposure. It is perfect in this environment. Maybe a little heavy, but, Oh Well.

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