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Tamron 28-300 mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010)

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Manufacturer Tamron
Model 28-300 mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010)
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 300 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 6.3
Angle of view 75.23 - 8.15 o
Closest focusing distance 0.49 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.5
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type PZD
Lens Construction 19 elements / 15 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony A / Minolta
Dimensions 74.4 x 96 mm
Weight 540 g
Additional information Announced: 06.02.2014
4 elements of LD (Low Dispersion) glass
3 Molded-Glass Aspherical elements
1 Hybrid Aspherical element
1 XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element
1 element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass
Sony mount model does not include VC
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Owners reviews (1)
  1. Haitong Yu
    Haitong Yu 19 December 2015, 04:50
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    IP 58.200.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 54000 JPY
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Poor stabilization performance; optical quality could be a little better at 300mm.

    Pros: Extremely light and small package for a very handy zoom range. Sharp image at most settings. Fast focus. Close focus ability.

    Summary: This lens replaced my 70-300 as my zoom lens and made a very convenient set with an ultra-wide-zoom and a 50/85mm prime. For most settings it is very sharp and handy on my 24MP body. The weakness is at 300mm, where it is not that sharp if you are a hair-splitter, even stopped down, and the slow aperture (f/6.3) and poor stabilization (estimated only 2-stop) often force me to use higher ISOs. Still I think this is THE travelling lens to go for a FF body. Compared to Canon and Nikon 28-300 lenses it is much smaller and lighter with comparable performance, and compared to 70-300 lenses it is lighter, with much closer focus and covers much more focal range.

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