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

reviewer#12012 date: Oct-26-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma 70-210 UC I
MAF 28-85 3,5-4,5 RS
Sony 18-70
Sony 18-55
price paid:50$
positive:-Surprisly sharp at wide open, very sharp at f8-9
-fair built for this price
-useful at 300mm
negative:-some CA in low light
-washing colour
-bad IQ at 100mm
comment:In opposite to other budget tele lens, this one is better at long end, and worse at 100mm. Useful range in this lens is 135-300mm, and the best in 135-280.
It's good choice for amateur nature photo.

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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