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Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD
8.3 out of 10

Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD

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Overall 2
2.0

Didn't fit...

Michele, Amazon
13 September 2014
Overall 2
2.0

wrong item was delivered

David M, Amazon
1 February 2014
Overall 2
2.0

OK lens but watch the warranty

Howard F. Meyer Jr., Amazon
16 September 2013
  • Summary: When I rated this lens I factored in the photo quality AND the service provided by Tamron. I use it on a Nikon D800 and find the sharpness acceptable. What I don't find acceptable is the way Tamron handles their warranty. I have had this lens for 5 years. The warranty is 6 years.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not compatible w/Alpha 850 2.0 firmware

Unhappy, B&H Photo
20 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Can't use it after I upgraded the firmware of my camera. All photos turn out purple
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a very good lens

Ana, Amazon
1 September 2012
  • Summary: I just got the lens yesterday from the port agent where i address the package because i work on the Cruise Ship, the lens is very disappointing because of its bad quality, blurred and soft image.
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Overall 2
2.0

A Disaster

Sensitive in San Francisco, B&H Photo
8 October 2011
  • Excerpt: We have two of these lenses and both have exactly the same defect: they shut down at long focal lengths. Tamron wants to charge 140 dollars for each lens to remove the problem, even though the problem is obviously a defect in the lens and not due to our usage.
  • Pros: None Can't use it
  • Cons: Two lenses are defective
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Overall 2
2.0

The worst

Mark B. Anstendig, Amazon
29 September 2011
  • Summary: We have two of these lenses. Both shut down and stop working at long focal lengths. Tamron wants to charge 140 dollars to fix each one, even though the fact that both have the same defect shows it is their fault. Forget Tamron.
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Overall 2
2.0

poor autofocus

Outback, B&H Photo
31 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Bought this lens along with Sony a33 from B@H. It really has a good picture quality, great macro capabilities, nice bokeh, BUT... Autofocus simply didn't work, especially on a moving object.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

Not very happy

Dee, B&H Photo
1 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I was looking forward to having a nice walk-around or "vacation" lens for my new Sony Alpha 580 camera. I was extremely disappointed in the quality of this lens. It's being returned. I don't know if I got a bad lens, or if this is the normal quality of the lens. It was very "soft" throughout.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

A complete waste of my hard earned pay .

Harley Dude, Amazon
1 November 2007
  • Summary: This lens is slow, noisy, and soft. I struggle to find enough light for long focal length shots. The noise of the auto-focus annoys me so much I wonder if the internal parts aren't grinding into pieces. And I've yet to take a photo that's sharp and acceptable - they are all incredibly soft.
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