Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II PZD MACRO A-mount lens review by molan

reviewer#23469 date: Jan-13-2016
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 18-200mm
price paid:£390
positive:Long range and very versatile.
Good IQ for a super-zoom.
Not too heavy.
Impressive feature set.
negative:Distortion at the wide end as expected (16-20mm range)
Soft at the very long end.
CA in most of the range.
Some corners softness.
Price is a bit high.
comment:I really really like this lens. For a superzoom lens it's great, the IQ is not quite as sharp as the Sigma 18-200 until stooped down, but its more than makes up for it with the ultrasonic focus (PZD), weather sealing, wider and longer focal range.

I thing it's the best superzoom lens on the marked, so if you are into superzoom lens then I can't recommend this strongly enoughf.

If you are into pixel peeping, then a superzoom is not for you.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 9
  • sharpness: 4.61
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 4.89
  • distortion: 3.89
  • flare control: 4.22
  • overall: 4.46
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