Reviews and Problems with Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD
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Great walk-around and vacation lens
aggievet96, B&H Photo
13 September 2014
Excerpt: In short, this is a great all-in-one lens for those that want something better than the basic consumer line, but can't afford or don't want to lug around several Canon L lenses to cover the same zoom range. For many years now, I have avoided third party lenses for my Canon bodies like the plague. I had too many bad experiences early on with poor/slow focus, shoddy build, and incompatibility errors, especially after upgrading software.
Excerpt: Just returned from a two day road trip where space was a consideration. This was a great opportunity to give this new lens a workout on my Canon 6D. Most of my pictures were taken outside using a full range of apertures and distances throughout the day from sunrise to early evening. This lens is amazingly light weight for its range, a plus when shooting all day. Overall I am pleased with the picture results even some taken from a moving vehicle.
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Light weight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is great. It is compact, light weight, well built and performs very well optically. The autofocus is quick and accurate and the image stabilization is effective. Images are sharp throughout the focal range. The ability to have one walk-around lens for a full frame camera makes it very convenient.
Pros: Consistent Output, Convenient, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Full Frame Compatible, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: This lens is a great addition to my gear for both my cameras, one full sensor,one cropped sensor. The wide angle is true. I really just got this lens but I know i will love it. It will be "all in one" lens for my full frame camera.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens has a lot going for it for a travels lens with this great focal range. It also is a very firm zoom so lens creep is not an issue. However, I sent it back because despite the other positive reviews here, I found it to be just way too soft in the corners. Although it was pretty sharp in the center of the frame, my copy softened very soon going out from the center and was unacceptable to me.
Excerpt: I've only had the lens 2 weeks. Previously I used the older version (a020) with my 5D Mark III. I belong to 2 camera clubs and have won pictures of the month and other high scores with the old lens. The first time I used the new lens was to shoot 4th of July fireworks. Had great results. We are visiting our children in the DC area and took a number of photos of our 4 month old grandson. In Lightroom, enlarged several photos of his eye about 25X to 50X.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I do a lot of travel photography with my Canon 5D III. I wanted a superzoom to replace my midrange kit zoom and my 75-300, both of which, combined with the camera, weigh a ton. This Tamron lens is relatively light (no more than the Canon telephoto), and compact. But the most important factor, of course, is the quality of the photos. I am amazed at the sharpness of the images, and the autofocus speed.
Excerpt: I was on the waiting and then pre-order list for about 4 months and glad I was. After traveling throughout Central America with both a Canon L 2.8 24 -70 and 70 -200 lens, I was looking for one lens that would fit that range and at the same time be light weight and reasonably sharp. This lens fits the bill, with a price that can't be beat.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I preordered this and got it as soon as it came out. I have taken almost 500 shots with this lens. Its focus is fast, crisp and spot on. I have not found any issues with softness, or bad vignetting for being such a wide range zoom. Does take getting used to with location of zoom and focus rings (I am a spoiled canon lens person and Tamron is opposite). I see no lens creep and I shouldnt since its such a light lens. Nice to see lens cap is inner pinch type.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh