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Tamron AF28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro 35mm Zoom

3 star rating
                      3 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $629.00

  • Camera FormatDigital SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length28mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/3.5-f/6.3
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus • Manual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance19.29 in
    Diaphragm Blades9 Blades
    Picture Angle8.25 - 75.38 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size67 mm
    Groups / Elements18 Elements in 13 Groups
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Diameter3.07 in
    Length3.9 in
    Weight19.58 oz
    Product ID50524298
    Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWith Macro Lens
    Macro Magnificationx 2.9
    Closest Focusing Distance19.3 in
    Picture Angle8 - 75 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size62 mm
    Groups / Elements15 Elements in 13 Groups
    Diameter2.9 in
    Length3.3 in
    Weight14.8 oz
    Product ID20724136

Product Description

Camera 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.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by macphoto a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2010

Strengths:    vibration compensation
lock to stop lens creep

Weaknesses:    lack of sharpness

Bottom Line:   
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.

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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

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