Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens for Canon EOS - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Tamron 28-300mm

Tamron's All-in-One Zoom Lens Evolution Continues with an Exceptional New Lens for Full-Frame Cameras.

This all new 28-300mm lens delivers superb image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight package. The advanced optical construction includes four LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass. The full use of specialized glass elements contributes to making the lens as compact and lightweight as possible, while minimizing aberrations, resulting in superior image quality. This versatile high-power zoom is designed for use on both full-frame and APS-C DSLRs incorporates PZD (Piezo Drive) a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system optimized for swift, quiet AF and Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism. Its upgraded cosmetic design with elegant tungsten silver brand ring, circular diaphragm for spectacular blur effects and moisture-resistant construction add to the appeal of this exceptional new All-in-One zoom.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (44),Fast / accurate auto-focus (36),Consistent output (34),Easily interchangeable (32),Durable (29),Strong construction (25),Rugged (16),Nice bokeh (10)
Cons:
Lens creep (16),Slow focus (14),Poor in low light (8),Blurry focus (5),Heavy (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (35),Wildlife photos (27),Sports/action (24),Weddings (16),General purpose (11),Portraits (9),Travel (8),Night photography (8),Low light (7),Video (6),Landscape photography (5),Macro photography (5) Wildlife (4) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (28),Semi-pro photographer (14),Enthusiast (8),Semi-professional (5),Photography student (3),Pro photographer (3)

Tamron 28-300mm Features

  • Delivers superb image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight package
  • The advanced optical construction includes four LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements, three Molded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element,one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass.
  • Designed for use on both full-frame and APS-C DSLRs incorporates PZD (Piezo Drive) a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system optimized for swift, quiet AF andTamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism
  • Circular diaphragm for spectacular blur effects and moisture-resistant construction add to the appeal of this exceptional new All-In-One zoom.

Tamron 28-300mm Specifications

Construction
15 Groups/ 19 Elements
Angle of view
(on Full-Frame) 75°23' - 8°15'
(on APS-C) 52°58' - 5°20'
Maximum Aperture
F/3.5-6.3
Minimum Aperture
F/22-40
Closest Focusing Distance
19.3in.(0.49m) at 300mm
Maximum Magnification
1:3.5 19.3" at 300mm
Diaphragm Blades
7 (circular diaphragm)
Filter Size
67mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.8 x 2.9in.
Weight
19 oz
Mfr #
AFA010C-700
SKU
TM28300PZEOS

Tamron 28-300mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.9

(based on 67 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A good quality super-zoom for full-frame

I use this lens with a Canon 6D. It is very well built, not like a L but really nice, while small and light. The lens looks just the right fit when mounted on the Canon 6D! Weakest focal length is 28mm: hazy at F3.5 then F5.6 much better, but you need F8 for sharp borders (F11 for corners). Then coverage improves with focal length, and around 70mm good image on all the field from F8, then the lens stays very sharp at 200mm near F8 as well. At 300mm you get a really huge amount of radial chrom...

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I use this lens with a Canon 6D. It is very well built, not like a L but really nice, while small and light. The lens looks just the right fit when mounted on the Canon 6D! Weakest focal length is 28mm: hazy at F3.5 then F5.6 much better, but you need F8 for sharp borders (F11 for corners). Then coverage improves with focal length, and around 70mm good image on all the field from F8, then the lens stays very sharp at 200mm near F8 as well. At 300mm you get a really huge amount of radial chromatic aberration which can be annoying on high contrast subjects, though once corrected in Lightroom or ACR final results are surprisingly good if not very good; images at F300mm F6.3 are somewhat usable but F8 is really where you want to be. Close focus is a really nice feature though focal length are much shorter then, unlike infinity where the field of view is what you expect. My sample seems to be very well centered on all the range, the extension happens without any play. Zoom ring is on the firm side and precise, focus ring is smooth to rotate... perfect. Stabilization works well but you have to get used to the image jumping down a tiny bit when you activate the lens. Also I had to enter AFMA corrections to get good focus results. I plotted in Excel all the AFMA corrections for all focal length and I could align data between 28 value and then 100-300 region, the 35 to 70 range had to be left a bit more front focus. In practice, I find the lens a pleasure to use despite both rings are inverted for a Canon user. Having a 10X+ zoom on a full-frame is really an exhilarating experience. I would recommend the lens to someone who will control focus (set AFMA and use LV for critical images), also control aperture to get best sharpness. Using RAW files is a must because some corrections will be needed. Distortion is a bit high at 28mm then after is less a problem, some corner vignette but Canon lenses can be worse. Colors are fine. Obtained images in real life can be surprisingly good. The lens works well for casual shot, focus speed is OK for my modest needs. For travel, I'll use it in combination with a 16-35mm L F4 IS and the 8-15mm fisheye. My 70-300 L will probably stay home because while it is a much better lens optically (obviously) post-processing magic will do with the Tamron. In conclusion I give 4 stars but realistically it is difficult to fault Tamron on that one. Yes the lens won't replace a Canon 24-70 L lens for image quality (no way) but this Tamron is a very challenging optical design to built which may explain the high cost! Used properly results can be very good.

Reviewed by 67 customers

 
5.0

A really great lens.

By

from Foster City  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have it mounted on my Sony A99 full frame camera and very seldom take it off to use another lens. The 28-300mm range means I can shot most anything most any time.

 
4.0

I have enjoyed using this zoom lens

By

from Centreville VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have used this lens for sports, family events and general walking around. I love the zoom range on a full frame body and the expanded zoom range with a cropped sensor lens. Initial quality testing looks good but I need to use the lens more to get a better feel for it's performance.

 
4.0

Good vacation lens

By

from Michigan  -  Photo Enthusiast

I like this lens. I got tired of the weight of taking multiple lenses on trips and having 2 bodies or having to do lens changes with 1. This is no L lens, but I got lots of great pictures with it on my Canon 6D. I did have to fix chromatic aberrations form high contrast situations, but fortunately, that is pretty easily done in Lightroom.

 
5.0

Really Nice Lens

By

from Lenexa, Ks

I have the 28-300 Canon L. I am a amateur so build quality is not of huge importance even though the tamrons is good. Image quality is very close to the same as far as I can tell. Weight and size are a huge advantage. This is a fun lens to use. I can now carry it everywhere without embarrassing my family with the huge white lens. I will probably be selling the Canon. I use it on a Canon 6D.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good quality super-zoom for full-frame

By

from Manchester NH

I use this lens with a Canon 6D. It is very well built, not like a L but really nice, while small and light. The lens looks just the right fit when mounted on the Canon 6D! Weakest focal length is 28mm: hazy at F3.5 then F5.6 much better, but you need F8 for sharp borders (F11 for corners). Then coverage improves with focal length, and around 70mm good image on all the field from F8, then the lens stays very sharp at 200mm near F8 as well. At 300mm you get a really huge amount of radial chromatic aberration which can be annoying on high contrast subjects, though once corrected in Lightroom or ACR final results are surprisingly good if not very good; images at F300mm F6.3 are somewhat usable but F8 is really where you want to be. Close focus is a really nice feature though focal length are much shorter then, unlike infinity where the field of view is what you expect. My sample seems to be very well centered on all the range, the extension happens without any play. Zoom ring is on the firm side and precise, focus ring is smooth to rotate... perfect. Stabilization works well but you have to get used to the image jumping down a tiny bit when you activate the lens. Also I had to enter AFMA corrections to get good focus results. I plotted in Excel all the AFMA corrections for all focal length and I could align data between 28 value and then 100-300 region, the 35 to 70 range had to be left a bit more front focus. In practice, I find the lens a pleasure to use despite both rings are inverted for a Canon user. Having a 10X+ zoom on a full-frame is really an exhilarating experience. I would recommend the lens to someone who will control focus (set AFMA and use LV for critical images), also control aperture to get best sharpness. Using RAW files is a must because some corrections will be needed. Distortion is a bit high at 28mm then after is less a problem, some corner vignette but Canon lenses can be worse. Colors are fine. Obtained images in real life can be surprisingly good. The lens works well for casual shot, focus speed is OK for my modest needs. For travel, I'll use it in combination with a 16-35mm L F4 IS and the 8-15mm fisheye. My 70-300 L will probably stay home because while it is a much better lens optically (obviously) post-processing magic will do with the Tamron. In conclusion I give 4 stars but realistically it is difficult to fault Tamron on that one. Yes the lens won't replace a Canon 24-70 L lens for image quality (no way) but this Tamron is a very challenging optical design to built which may explain the high cost! Used properly results can be very good.

 
4.0

Highest rated super zoom by DxOMark

By

from Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

At least for the Canon 6D, this is the highest rated superzoom, higher even than the $2800 Canon superzoom. It's not super super sharp like the Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 II, which is the sharpest zoom I've ever seen, and one of the best lens I've ever used, period. But that lens required you to take along another zoom to get the full range, and if you are sight-seeing, you're wasting time, and eventually gonna drop a lens... :(( So, this is the best super zoom currently rated for the Canon 6D full frame. For crop sensor walking around, I'd rate the Sigma 18-250 as slightly better IQ, less vignette and warmer color.

 
4.0

Nice all around travel lens

By

from Albuquerque, NM  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this one on hikes in the rugged hills north of home. One lens covers from relatively wide angle to telephoto. I use this on a full frame Canon and have not been disappointed yet. Would like image stabilization but get by with cranking up the ISO.

 
4.0

Nice all around fx lens

By

from Seymour, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

I love that I don't have to change lenses all the time when I am out hiking. This is a great substitute for the 24-85 and 70-300mm lenses that came with my camera.

 
2.0

Not a full frame (FX) lens

By

from Seymour, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

I got this for my nikon d600 thinking it would be a full frame lens and was very dissappointed that it was not. Also found the pictures to be very soft.

 
4.0

Great lens for shooting wildlife

By

from Libertyville, Illinois  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens for a trip to Africa. Great lens for shooting wildlife. Great range from 28 mm.to 300mm. No need to change lens in dusty conditions. Great lens for the money.

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