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Tamron AF28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro 35mm Zoom
Product DescriptionCamera shake can ruin your photos, particularly at telephoto or in low light. Tamron's state-of-the-art Vibration Compensation mechanism incorporated into the award-winning 28-300mm zoom gives you blur-free hand-held images for incredible results! Finally, the technology you need in the lens you want.
Submitted by macphoto a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: November 28, 2010
Strengths: vibration compensation
lock to stop lens creep
Weaknesses: lack of sharpness
The vibration compensation works quickly and nicely -- you can see and feel the lens settle when it's ready.
The main problem with the lens is a lack of sharpness or clarity, hand-held or on a tripod. All pictures needed significant editing, especially sharpening. Although you expect some editing when shooting raw, these pictures need more than the usual.
Be careful not to do any manual focusing when it's in auto-focus mode. Nikon lenses allow this, but the Tamron does not.
The lens is relatively light-weight for carrying around in the field. The lock to stop lens creep is also helpful.
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Purchased At: Keeble & Shuchat
Similar Products Used: Nikon 80-400 mm
Nikon 18-200 mm
Type of photography: Outdoor