Best Consumer Lens: Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
TIPA Awards 2005 - Official Comment(s) of the Jury on the Winning Product(s)
"The Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro provides the photographer using an APS-sized sensor D-SLR camera with the versatility of a true wide to ultra-tele zoom in an amazingly compact design. The lens features an entirely new optical system using XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass to optimize the optical quality throughout the entire zoom range. This design reduces aberrations to a minimum and makes this lens the 'Best Consumer Lens 2005' winner."
"The resolving power of the Tamron lens is impressive [...]."
"At all focal lengths measured here, as well as those measured an not shown, the Tamron optic performs with a respectable consistency from corner to corner via the axis. Resolution scores remain high throughout, with no obvious weak spots."
Amateur Photographer - 18 June 2005