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Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

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Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD review

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£498.00
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Resolution

We placed the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD on a Canon EOS 7D body and shot our standard resolution test chart. The images were taken at a range of focal lengths and apertures. As a control, the Sigma 105mm macro lens was also used at the same apertures.

 

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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Focusing, image sharpness and quality
  5. 5. Resolution
  6. 6. Our verdict
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