Tamron AF 100-300mm F5-6.3 A-mount lens review by macronut

reviewer#11740 date: Mar-22-2014
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 1
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 2.6
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Sony SAL75300
Every model of Minolta 100-300mm
75-300mm Big Beercan
Sigma 75-300 apo
price paid:bought in a box lot
positive:It seems somewhat rare. Hooray!!
It will mount on a camera.
It will take a picture.
negative:Why would anyone buy an f5-f6.3 300mm zoom?
Why buy any lens built like this abomination of very cheap plastic?

This has to be the most horrible zoom lens of this focal range that I have ever touched. Build quality is absolute crap! This thing feels like a toy. I could go into detail, but why bother. Just realize that the build is lousy as hell. I won't waste anymore time reviewing this lens, because that is exactly what this lens is, a waste. Truly one of Tamron's worst offerings. The bottom line is, lens build does not get alot worse than this. It's a lens. It mounts on a camera and takes pictures. That is all you can say in its defense.

Bought in a box lot on Ebay, in order to get the other items. I am just glad I found somebody to buy it from me.

Not to insult, but how can you previous reviewers give this lens a 4 in build rating?

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 6
  • sharpness: 3.92
  • color: 3.67
  • build: 3.50
  • distortion: 3.83
  • flare control: 3.67
  • overall: 3.72
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