Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD
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Not a Nikon, but a good affordable 2nd stringer until I win the lottery!
2 May 2011
Summary: So far I am just fooling around with it. The pictures seem sharp enough to my eye. The zoom is a little rough but not a deal breaker. Same for the noise the VC system generates. Those issues aren't too bad to manage. It will take a little more shooting to decide whether the slow response time is going to be an issue, I could see that it could be a problem for a professional who needs to catch that look between the bride and groom while cutting the cake.
Summary: 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.
Pros: vibration compensation, lock to stop lens creep
Summary: I used to shoot with a D200 and a 18-200 AFS VRII. I was so happy with that stuff that I was looking for the same range for my D700 and because of Full Frame there was only this TAMRON VC available. - First I was surprised with the noise of the AF, because it is not AFS equivalent. - The lens is not so good in the corners at 28mm with my D700 at each aperture (made for DX?). But it is nice at 35mm (for the corners).
Summary: I wouldn't recommend this lens for critical work because it is not very sharp. Large zoom range is best for traveling light where photogaphy is not the primary reason for the trip and snapshots are all that is desired. I'd say the VC is roughly equivalent to Canon's third generation IS and performed better than I expected. It is a noisy lens and doesn't seem to transmit as much light for a given aperture compared to Canon lenses.
Summary: I bought this lens due to its incredible zoom range and small size. I was initially worried about the loose zoom. It quickly extended if pointed down, and also retracted almost as quickly when pointed up. I had to watch this when taking flower or bird pictures, but got used to it (and it may have stiffened up). Unfortunately, the bigger problem was that it was not taking sharp pictures.
Summary: Purchased this as a walkaround lens to pair with a Canon 40D. In spite of the fact that it's not very wide, the range is very nice. The stabilization is quite good and I was able to get considerably more usable images at low shutter speeds than the older version. Fairly quiet and decent build quality. Unlike the older non-VC version, it has a metal mount and feels much more solid. Really like the fact that they include a hood and have much better lens caps than Canon's.
Summary: Like the counterpart of Tamron 28-300 I find that in low light conditions this is not the lens you want in your bag. I also find at extensions beyond 200mm the image softens, colors are not life like, as you would find in Canons L series Glass. The old saying holds true, you get what you pay for. Buy White! I use this lens for all around, weddings, baby photos, church events, and it is soon getting replaced with either the 300 2.8 IS from canon or the 400mm.
Vom Preis- Leistungsverhältnis her: GUT und empfehlenswert
K "KAROLUS", Amazon
24 August 2011
Summary: Ich bin Hobbyfotograf und verwende neben meinen beiden Cams (EOS 5D Mark II und EOS 1D Mark IV) insgesamt 6 Objekitve (4x L-Objektive und FB-Weiten). War immer schon am Überlegen für den Urlaub ein gutes vollformatfähiges "Immerdrauf" für die 5D zu besorgen um nicht immer mit mehrere Objektive mit mir herumzuschleppen. So bin ich auf das 28-300 von Tamron gestoßen.