Tamron 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di PZD A-mount lens review by thomaskplee

reviewer#44118 date: Aug-22-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 FE 24-240
Canon 28-300 L IS
price paid:510 USD
positive:Reasonably sharp, better to step down to f8
Very close macro, can focus to 6 inches in front of glass at 300mm
negative:Distortion is typical for this type of high zoom ratio lenses
comment:I use this lens with the LA-EA3 on A7rIII mostly, although I have the A99II, but nowadays, I carry the mirrorless much more than the A mount cameras.
Because of using A7rIII, not the A mount camera, there is no need for micro adjust on AF. In fact, some users found the lens is not very sharp, part of the reason could be it need to micro adjust on auto focus. Especially on third party lenses. This is also one reason I mostly use it on mirrorless camera, instead of the A Mount camera ( I have A99II, A77II, A99 & A77 ), also I mostly use f8 when shooting with this type of high zoom ratio lenses.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.67
  • distortion: 4.17
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.62
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