Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di PZD A-mount lens review by macbeth79
|macbeth79#24476 date: Jan-25-2016|
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|ownership:||I have experience with this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-135|
Sony 70-300 G
|price paid:||$640 CAD used|
|negative:||Zoom ring feels a bit stiff.|
Not as sharp past 85mm as compared to the others.
Auto focus can hunt a bit.
|comment:||I got this lens thinking that I will use as a travel lens. For a super zoom it is small and light (not much bigger than the 18-135mm) with much wider range. After taking some test shots, the IQ of this lens is on par with both the 18-135 and 70-300 G up until about 85mm. After that both Sony's beat the Tamron at all focal lengths and apertures. The IQ is quite acceptable, but if you need to do any cropping in post you may not always be happy with the results. If I only had one lens though, I would be quite happy with this Tamron.|