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07-15-2008, 06:31 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
Thanks F-Stop, but that barn photo is no good, it was shot at 155mm.

By far and away the sharpest image I have seen from that lens at that length.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alfisti Quote
By far and away the sharpest image I have seen from that lens at that length.
Oops, sorry Alfisti, I made a mistake on that focal length. The barn shot was only 130mm. But here's one at 143mm:



Here's a 100% crop:



And a 50% crop at 250mm. All of these were handheld.



I am more than satisfied.
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I bought mine back at the beginning of 2008 (Tamron version) and it pretty much stays on my camera full time these day. I travel perpetually for 6 months a year and it makes the perfect "one lens" solution for my on the K10D. I use it most often for the 18-200 or so with the occasional 250 shot and find it is more than adequate for my needs. I do agree that there are other lens combinations that could make for a sharper image, but I am not into carrying around a camera bag full of lenses when I am traveling for work, besides very not practical. The 18-250 is a seriously capable lens and I do not regret buying this one at all.

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I also have an 18-250 and it is my all purpose lens. However, it does have lens creep but I suspect it is inherent in the design of the lens and not able to be eliminated. BTW, the lens lock only works when the barrel is at 18mm length. Any length other then that and it doesn't work by design.

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