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Tamron AF 18-250 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF)

21 August 2009
Szymon Starczewski

10. Autofocus


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The autofocus motor buzzes during work but not very loudly. It runs through the scale there and back in one second. It’s not a breathtaking speed but also there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

Accuracy is more of a problem. At 18 mm the situation is quite good, we are saved by the significant depth of field. At longer focal lengths the lens has more problems, often searching the right position in worse light. In good light, the situation is not rosy either, the number of misses reaches 14%. Additionally the lens has a slight frontfocus tendency.


Tamron AF 18-250 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) - Autofocus