Tamron AF 100-300mm F5-6.3 A-mount lens review by Baltazar76

reviewer#3955 date: Aug-11-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.6
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma AF 75-300
price paid:69USD
positive:-Good sharpness in good light conditions
-Solid and light at same time
negative:-Bad results in low light conditions
-Pretty slow...
comment:Well, I used this lens many times. I shot sports scenes (football matches, windsurfing, cycling) and I even used it for an Air show. It gave me some really good photographs but only with a good level of brightness and a sunny weather. This is not a fast zoom, of course. And shooting in average and low light conditions gave me bad results most of time. Nevertheless, even if this lens is plastic made, it seems solid in the long run though.
Recommended for beginners with little budgets.


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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