Tamron AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
Closer than ever to “one lens does it all”
By Mike Stensvold
Published September 1, 2007
Updated July 1, 2016
My favorite photo subjects are birds, and I like to travel light, so I do most of my shooting with one lens, a fast telephoto. But between close encounters of the bird kind, I often come across lovely landscapes and flowers that require a much wider or closer viewpoint. The 18-200mm zoom lenses for my small-sensor digital SLR aren’t quite long enough for most birds and other distant wildlife, while the 28-300mm lenses aren’t really wide-angle on such D-SLRs. So I have to carry another lens or two or miss out on those non-bird photo ops.
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