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    Yep. Heard it is in today...

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    With the arrival of the PZD, seems the VC version price as dropped to around $700 new, with 1 year warranty. Good time to get and try.

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

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    Its launched!
    B&H Photo selling USD $649 + $44.86 for shipping to sgp.
    Great price, that comes to around S$890 per piece. Any ideas how is there international warranty? Combine purchase should bring down shipping cost more.

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    Default Re: [Draft] Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

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    Hi guys i am confuse pls help,is i get this Tamron AF18~270mm & Nikkor 70~300mm will the Nikkor 300mm at max zoom will be closer to the subject as it is not 15x zoom like the Tamron,thks,really confuse liao

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    Quote Originally Posted by ly1968
    Hi guys i am confuse pls help,is i get this Tamron AF18~270mm & Nikkor 70~300mm will the Nikkor 300mm at max zoom will be closer to the subject as it is not 15x zoom like the Tamron,thks,really confuse liao
    270 / 18 = 15.

    300 > 270.

    So yes, 300 gets you further but by a bit only. Both almost the same reach at the far end.

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    Default Re: [Draft] Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by ly1968 View Post
    Hi guys i am confuse pls help,is i get this Tamron AF18~270mm & Nikkor 70~300mm will the Nikkor 300mm at max zoom will be closer to the subject as it is not 15x zoom like the Tamron,thks,really confuse liao
    yes the 300mm will be "closer" than the 270mm

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    Default Re: [Draft] Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Has anyone tried putting the Tammy on the Nikon V1 + FT1? How's the IQ? All functions (AF, VR, metering) working?

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    Thks unclefai & Ortega for the reply but Tamron is 270/18=15x zoom whereas 300/70=4.28x zoom so is this calculation correct,thks

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    Hi guys another question as my camera is D3100 (DX format) if i buy the Nikkor lens AFS 70~300mm which is FX format will it still works on my camera,thks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ly1968
    Thks unclefai & Ortega for the reply but Tamron is 270/18=15x zoom whereas 300/70=4.28x zoom so is this calculation correct,thks
    Yes but forget the x. It is meaningless marketing gimmick in the compact world. Basically it tells you the "range" of the lens - from what focal length to what. In the DSLR world, it hardly matter. Many in fact use prime lenses that have only one fixed focal length or just "1x".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ly1968
    Hi guys another question as my camera is D3100 (DX format) if i buy the Nikkor lens AFS 70~300mm which is FX format will it still works on my camera,thks
    Absolutely no issue. For the D3100, all AF-S lenses will work. But a earlier generation non AF-S lens will not autofocus on the D3100 because both the camera and the non AF-S lenses lack the motor. You can still use these older lenses - just no autofocus, must use manual focus.

    Here's what someone snapped with that combo:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/greypoint/5105078099/

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    Default Re: [Draft] Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by ly1968 View Post
    Hi guys another question as my camera is D3100 (DX format) if i buy the Nikkor lens AFS 70~300mm which is FX format will it still works on my camera,thks
    i second unclefai's reply

    just look at the focal length in mm and forget about the X

    as for lenses for your D3100, just as long as the lens has a AF-S motor it will work just fine on your camera

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    It is meaningless marketing gimmick in the compact world.
    Actually, I kind of want to take back this statement about it being a "gimmick". In the compact world, you are stuck with one lens. So users tend to want to have a "do it all, from zero to infinity" lens. So they pay attention to the X-factor.

    In the mirrorless or DSLR world, you can always change your lens. This freedom means that you can use the lens that best fit your need for the occasion. Hence no need to get hang up on the X factor. Generally speaking, a "jack of all trade" lens with a high X factor will compromise on image quality (IQ) for the convenience. I was like that when I started out on DSLR and I got the Tammy 18-270mm thinking that's all I need. Fortunately, it is a good lens but only ok-ish compared to the specialist lenses I later acquired. It is still my favourite lens and the one I use most - mainly because of the convenience. But I usually bring at least one more lens along (the 35mm DX f1.8 usually) - just in case I get stuck in a poor lighting situation. But if I know I am heading for an indoor event like a wedding, I would use my Siggy 17-50mm f2.8 instead with the 35mm and the 50mm f1.4G as backup (I don't like shooting with flash - unless really bo bian).

    PS: Apologies for being OT.
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    Thks unclefai & Ortega for the reply again currently i have Nikkor AFS16~85mm & DX 35mm F1.8,i will like to have u 2 advice,should i go for the Tamron 18~270mm or the Nikkor 70~300mm as the price different is about $100+,thks

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    Just chk the price list this one is more cheaper AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR,is this lens ok,thks

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    thanks ts for the review =)
    You’ve got to push yourself harder.

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by ly1968 View Post
    Thks unclefai & Ortega for the reply again currently i have Nikkor AFS16~85mm & DX 35mm F1.8,i will like to have u 2 advice,should i go for the Tamron 18~270mm or the Nikkor 70~300mm as the price different is about $100+,thks
    if you want to not have to change lens then get the tamron, if you don't mind carrying one more lens then get the nikkor VR Version of the 70-300

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by hkingx View Post
    thanks ts for the review =)
    it is an old review and not the latest version of the lens, i would think the newer version of this lens is better

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    Default Re: Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical Field Test

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    it is an old review and not the latest version of the lens, i would think the newer version of this lens is better
    I found a post in DP-Review that may challenge the supremacy of the newer PZD version over the original version particularly in the area of sharpness:

    Tamron 18-270 VC - Which Version is Sharper?

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