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

reviewer#9515 date: Oct-20-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 AF 28-105 F3.5-4.5 
Sigma AF 28-135 F3.8-5.6 Asp IF Macro 
Tamron AF 28-200 F3.8-5.6 XR Asp IF 
Minolta AF 35-105 F3.5-4.5
price paid:200
positive:Great range for one lens
Sharp at f8
Small, light & compact
Great general purpose walk about lens
negative:Zomm ring very stiff, but no creep
AF can hunt a lot in low light
300 is not 300, maybe 270 at best
comment:This is a very good all purpose lens & I like it a lot. It is great for all general purpose outdoor stuff. Wide angle for landscape is reasonable and is good and sharp below 200m. A little soft after 250mm but overall, good bang for the buck. Will be my outdoor holiday lens. Colour of the Minolta AF 35-105 still tops but this is a very good second with extra zoom.

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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