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

reviewer#9346 date: Aug-19-2011
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 75-300 (Big beercan)
Minolta 35-105 (original)
Minolta 24-85 RS
price paid:99 GBP
Solid Build
62mm filters
Close focussing
Full frame
negative:Maximum aperture
AF hunts in low light
comment:Surprisingly it out performs the Big Beercan @ 300 f6.3.

Great all purpose lens which only needs stopping down a touch for very good sharpness.

Outperformed by the 35-105 but is pretty close to the others and I purposely gave the lens stiff opposition.

For the money a great all purpose option for everyday photography.

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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