A 28–388mm equivalent, this lens is compact and light, expecially considering that it has such a long reach. The 14X zoom range is among the industry’s biggest.
Standout Spec: Sharpness. SQF numbers were Excellent for all focal lengths, unusual in a zoom this long.
Lens Test: Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II Macro
Pentax 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 DA AL II
Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G
Sigma 18–50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro
Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED
Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM