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

reviewer#41982 date: Jan-5-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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:Sony 18-200, Minolta 70-210 (Beercan)
price paid:$500 USD (New)
positive:Excellent travel/general-purpose lens. Reasonably sharp for a super-zoom, excellent build, smooth focusing, quiet, excellent zoom range, weather-resistant.
negative:Not as sharp as a prime, not f4.0 like my Beercan.
comment:I bought this to replace my Sony 18-200, primarily for the 16mm (24mm equiv.) at the wide end, but I find myself zooming to 300mm more than I thought I would. This lens stays on my camera most of the time.

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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