Tamron Ultimate Travel Kit review: Tamron Ultimate Travel Kit

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Typical Price: $1,199.00

Tamron Ultimate Travel Kit

(Part #: CNETTamron Ultimate Travel Kit)
3.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Two lenses provide focal lengths from 11mm to 250mm. Filter kit and lens hoods included. Fairly light and inexpensive.

The Bad Wide-angle lens can produce vignetting. Minor distortion at widest focal length. Relatively slow.

The Bottom Line Tamron's Ultimate Travel Kit is a combo of lenses and accessories for amateur digital SLR photographers to explore their creativity.

7.2 Overall

Tamron's Ultimate Travel Kit comprises two zoom lenses for digital SLR cameras. One is a wide-angle lens (11-18mm) for capturing considerably extensive landscape shots and outlooks. The other is a versatile zoom lens (18-250mm) that gives flexibility for everyday photography such as portraits while still letting you focus in tight on the action.

Both are designed for dSLRs with reduced frame (APS-C) sensors, such as popular entry-level and mid-range dSLRs including Canon's EOS range such as the 40D and 400D , and most of Nikon's cameras like the popular D80 and D40.

A Conkon filter kit for landscape shots is also included, which includes adaptor rings for both lenses as well as warm, blue and sunset filters. Bayonet-style lens hoods are also included.

The wide-angle lens is fairly slow at f/4.5-5.6, while the 18-250mm lens is a full stop faster at f/3.5-6.3.

Both are a soft, non-reflective black and fairly light. The 11-18mm lens adds 355 grams to the front of your camera; its larger 18-250mm sibling adds 437 grams.

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