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  1. Albert Smith
    November 11, 2021 @ 4:08 pm

    Thanks for doing this, Alwin. Couple of questions:

    Does it appear than in-camera corrections for barrel and pincushion distortion are happening with this lens, or is that beyond the capability of the licensing of the mount.

    Is there any vacuuming effect while zooming, which can draw dust into the sensor?

    I never went for do-it-all zooms, but I keep an old X-T2 in my car, just in case. This could be a good contingency lens for that.


    • Alwin Kok
      November 15, 2021 @ 6:26 am

      Hi Albert,

      I afraid I am unable to provide the technical part for the first question like whether is it beyond the capability of the licensing of the mount.

      As for the second one,


  2. Keith
    November 14, 2021 @ 1:58 pm

    I see on the Tamron web page they don’t mention compatibility with the X-E2. Do you know if this lens will work on the X-E2?


    • Alwin Kok
      November 15, 2021 @ 6:22 am

      Hi Keith, it should works since it is meant for x-mount cameras. If possible, you may consider to bring your camera down to your retailer to give it a try.


  3. Jaccko
    November 17, 2021 @ 9:33 am

    Dear Alwin
    Beautiful photos – One thing, when you test some lenses it will be much much better to deliver (after click) full size Soc files, not 1000×1500 (which you can get sharp from the worst lens – then your test is useless – like promo material from Tamron). If your blog engine has no such option to put full size SoC images, then put on bottom link to download zip with full size SoC photos (for ex. from Google Disk)


    • Alwin Kok
      November 17, 2021 @ 10:25 am

      Hi Jaccko,

      Thank you so much for your feedback but this is beyond my capability as this blog is running by the team from Fuji X Passion. If you have any specific photos, drop me a DM in IG, I can share it with you.


  4. Robin
    December 5, 2021 @ 8:33 am

    Hi !
    Thank you for the report, it’s very instructive !
    If you have to compare this lens with de Fuji 18-135mm, which would be the best for street and travel?

    Enjoy your day



    • Alwin Kok
      December 13, 2021 @ 4:47 am

      Hi Robin,

      I do not have the 18-135mm but for street photography, prime lens is always my preferred preference. If you are looking for one lens for travel, this Tamron 18-300 should be the best option.


  5. roberto
    January 13, 2022 @ 7:15 pm

    Buona sera e grazie per la recensione.
    Quando parli di messa a fuocoin notturna, dici che cala notevolmente. Quanto influisce? Quanti scatti non sei riuscito a fare? C’è veramente il rischio che facendo foto notturne, e parlo di viaggi, tipo street non risci a fotografare?
    Il mio sito web è in costruzione


    • Alwin Kok
      March 3, 2022 @ 8:24 am

      Hi Roberto,

      Pardon for the late reply. The focusing lock at night definitely not fast and the chances of missing shots eventually increase as well. I have quite a fair amount of missed shots for night so I suggest it is better to get a prime lens for night. My preferred prime lens are XF23mm f1.4 WR and the XF33mm f1.4. Both works well for my night shots.


  6. Mike
    February 27, 2022 @ 12:34 pm

    Great review very comprehensive

    You mentioned that the images are softer at 300mm, if possible I would like to have a really close look at images shot at 18mm 100mm 200mm and 300mm for comparison. Do you have any full size images I could download?


    • Alwin Kok
      March 3, 2022 @ 8:29 am

      Hi Mike,

      Can you share with me which photo you are looking for? DM me in IG so that I can share with you the link to download.


  7. Michel van Lint
    March 2, 2022 @ 7:23 pm

    I am heading to Scotland for a photography trip in August. This seemed like a lens that could help limit lens swaps out in the field and resistant to rain as well.
    Do you think it would perform well for landscapes (Cairngorms; X-T2)?


    • Alwin Kok
      March 3, 2022 @ 8:35 am

      Hi Michel,

      X-T2 is definitely a good camera to go with. As for Tamron 18-300mm, if you are acceptable with it’s image quality, I think it should works fine with landscapes shots. I will suggest if you have the opportunity to loan it, try it out and then you decide if it meet your standards.


  8. Ciuret
    April 8, 2022 @ 9:51 am

    Hola! Muchísimas gracias por la reseña, tengo una XT3 y estoy entre este objetivo y el 18-135, no necesito una gran distancia focal pero si la tengo mejor, pero me preocupa perder mucha calidad. Si de calidad son más o menos me quedaria con el 18-135, puedes ayudarme?
    Mil gracias!!


    • Ciuret
      April 8, 2022 @ 9:56 am

      Perdón, quería decir que a misma calidad me quedaria con el 18-300.



  9. George
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:47 pm

    Thank you for detailed review. Would you turn off IS on Fuji xs10 and let VC of lens take over or leave IS on in camera also ? Thank you.


    • Alwin Kok
      April 25, 2022 @ 11:24 am

      Hi George, I does not have X-S10 with me and I used X-T3, which is non-IBIS camera, in this review.


  10. Paul
    April 28, 2022 @ 10:41 pm

    George, I have the Tamron lens and the X-S10. The camera stabilization set to IS Mode 1 is significantly more effective than relying only on the lens VC capability. On the X-S10, the Tamron VC seems minimally effective when the IS Mode is set to Off. Maybe there is something about the X-S10 that limits the effectiveness if the lens VC alone. When you set the X-S10 IS Mode to 1, stabilization is really quite remarkable, even at 300mm.


    • Paul
      April 30, 2022 @ 4:20 pm

      Maybe I should clarify, when the IBIS in the X-S10 is turned off, the VC definitely works better than not having any stabilization. My intent was to say, no reason to do that on the X-S10 as the IBIS on Mode 1 is much better than using only the Tamron VC with camera IBIS off. In case there is some question, the Tamron does NOT have an on/off option for VC. It is always “on” in the lens. I would imagine using it on a Fuji camera without IBIS (e.g. X-T20, X-E3, etc) would be a big difference than not having in lens VC.


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