Tamron AF 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di A-mount lens review by Skydragoness

reviewer#1029 date: Jul-16-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:
missing
positive:Relatively fast AF
negative:AF hunts a lot in low light.
comment:My first lens for the 5D, it has been extremely useful when going to horse shows and motorsports events. The AF could be faster, but its not that shabby. I use it primarily for outdoor photography.

Here's an example of some high-speed shots I took:
http://nissaninfiniticlub.net/photopost/data/500/19623MAdrift.jpg
http://nissaninfiniticlub.net/photopost/data/500/19623DriftpeopleS14.jpg

Lots of cropping were involved because of a chain-link fence that was in the way (that was wreaking havoc w/ the AF but I managed).

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.14
  • color: 4.21
  • build: 3.64
  • distortion: 3.93
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 3.99
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