An Oriental Garden Lizard was just finishing a snack in the Thai jungle of Khao Sok, Thailand. Fully zoomed at 400mm (640mm equivalent of 35mm) I was able to get him close without disturbing.

“During my backpack tour through Southeast Asia, I reviewed the Tamron 18-400 mm F3,5-6,3 Di II VC HLD. I used the lens intensively in various environments and (weather) conditions. I am very surprised by the strength of this all-rounder. The mix of good image quality, the enormous range, and the sleek design makes the lens a very good all-rounder. In the wide-angle position (18mm) it may feel a bit cumbersome for landscape photographers and the image quality in the corners is not as good compared to the image quality in zoom mode. However, you do get an enormous range in return. In zoom mode, the lens performs best in my opinion and the image quality in all corners is constant. The autofocus motor and image stabilization deliver excellent performance, making it easy to photograph by hand, even in poor lighting conditions. The weight of the lens has not been a problem during my trip at any time. At the time of writing, the pricing of the lens is a lot sharper compared to the recommended price, which is good value for money. In conclusion, Tamron supplies an excellent all-round zoom lens as an alternative to taking multiple lenses, not only for the novice but also the advanced photographer.”

Read the full review (in Dutch) at Zoom.nl: https://zoom.nl/artikel/partner/25975-getest-de-tamron-18-400mm-op-rondreis-door-zuidoost-azie.html

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February 12, 2019

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