Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens Review
Introduction: Tamron 18-400mm is a quite heavy lens as it weighs around 700gm. It is mostly built with plastic and the mount is made of metal along with a sealing gasket around the edge for protection.
There is a rubber grip around the lens to get a proper hold. The focus ring does not go smooth.
Performance: It has a new feature called HLD or high low torque drive motor which helps to focus quickly. People who do not want to carry more than one lens this is an absolutely perfect lens for them.
The wide angle range of the lens gives a quite excellent performance. It has an impressive telephoto reach for wildlife photography. Chromatic aberration is not up to the mark.
At f5 the image quality is good both in the middle and the corners of the image. To get better macro pictures, the aperture should be f8 or f11.
Compatibility: It is compatible with digital SLR or mirrorless cameras.
Additional features: It has image stabilization which turns the image sharper. Focus flaring gets a little worse in the lens. Amazon does not provide any warranty for this product.
Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens Pros and Cons
- As a zoom lens, it is quite excellent with its performance.
- Focusing works very quickly.
- Stabilization works quite good.
- When focusing the image closely, the focus deliberately zooms out.
- Bokeh is not very impressive.
- It does not allow much light to enter.
Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens Verdict
This lens displays mixed results. It provides the zooming and focusing quite satisfactory but the overall performance seems very average. It is a bit costly too. The weighty design of the lens does not make it portable but its multi-featured facility makes it unique but not the best in the market.