Since the launch of its first versatile high-performance, high-power zoom, the 28-200mm (Model 71D) in 1992, Tamron has continued to expand its long-range zoom portfolio. In response to the growing popularity of full-frame digital SLR cameras, Tamron have launched the new 28-300mm full-frame, high-power zoom lens incorporating PZD (Piezo Drive); a standing-wave ultrasonic motor system optimized for swift, quiet autofocus, along with the acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism plus a new cosmetic design and finish. This all-in-one 28-300mm lens delivers superb image quality in a remarkably compact, lightweight package, and is the result of Tamron's program of extensive technological development over the years.
State-of-the-art optical design technology delivers superior image quality
The advanced optical construction of this lens includes four elements of LO (Low Dispersion) glass, three Moulded-Glass Aspherical elements, one Hybrid Aspherical element, one XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass element, and one element of UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) glass, which has greater refractive Index than XR. The full use of specialised glass elements in its design contributes to making this outstanding lens as compact and lightweight as possible, whilst minimising aberrations, resulting in superior image quality.
Focus on portability - now even smaller and lighter
In addition to state-of-the-art optical design that facilitates downsizing of the lens body, the mechanical design incorporates a highly sophisticated multi-stack-cam layout that takes up far less space, and the PZD (Plezo Drive), an autofocus drive system with a simpler, more compact structure, has made it possible to reduce the overall dimensions of this lens. Additionally, Tamron's Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
The PZD (Plezo Drive) provides noticeably faster, quieter autofocus action, allowing users to capture spontaneous moments in crisp images and to continue to shoot even when quiet operation is required. The addition of Tamron's full-time manual focus system enables fine focus adjustments to be made during autofocus shooting without having to change the focus mode beforehand.
VC (Vibration Compensation)
Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism reduces image blur caused by camera shake to deliver sharp images even when shooting handheld in low light or at the telephoto end.
Employing a sophisticated linear pattern rubber grip on the zoom and focus rings and an elegant tungsten silver brand ring, this newly-designed model accentuates its visceral presence with understated elegance and class.
This is a great lens if you are looking to get a little more range then standard kit lenses. Of course it isn't as sharp as a canon L series, but you probably couldn't tell unless you were pixel peeping. it does an amazing job!
Tested against Canon's $2400 28-300 can't see any difference! I would recommend this lens
good for travel
Works great with 6D, I was pleasantly surprised with results and very versital to use most anywhere
Purchased for brother as gift per his choosing / met his expectations to complement his Canon 5D. Weird emails suggested scam but turned out to be cultural grammar !!
A very versatile lens that so far has given very good results in all light conditions.
For a travel / general purpose lens it's hard to beat. Stacked against comparable L lenses it doesn't quite measure up. That said:
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This is a brilliant lens. I had a older version which I passed on when I upgraded my camera, but this one is far superior. It is now (more or less) permanently attached to my full frame Canon. It is fairly compact and light so is a great solution for a 'walk about' lens. It also looks good on the camera - not out of proportion. It has produced some stunning images. It fits neatly in my 'walking' back-pack with the (supplied) lens hood attached - so it is ready for action as soon as I get it out. I also use use it with my camera attached to a Black Rapid strap and the weight / size means it is not banging too much on my hip and the little lock button ensures the lens doesn't drift open.
I bought this lens to replace an ailing Tamron 18-270mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD. I'm also going to upgrade to the Canon 5D Mk iv and as the lens is for a full frame camera the lens suited my holiday lens option dilemma. The 28-300 has a greater reach than the 18-270 is lighter, 540gms compared to 550gms. The angle of view is also greater on the 28-300 75 degrees 23 minutes - 8 degrees 15 minutes compared with the 18-270's 75 minutes 33 minutes - 5 degrees 55 minutes. The barrel on the 28-300 is smaller making this a more comfortable lens to manage. The focus is quick and accurate but on such a long lens a tripod and or a fast shutter speed is needed.
Got a faulty lens which is not communicating properly with my Canon 5DS and 5D4 bodies - when i shoot several pictures in quick succession, the first one is not exposed properly, and it is only on the second one that it is exposed properly. I have 15 canon lenses so i know it is not the problem of the body but the lens. Apart from that it is a very nice lens that delivers sharp pictures and is much lighter and easier to carry around than my 28-300 L canon lens. Canon should make one of these themselves (ie a lightweight 28-300), which Nikon already do!
Still evaluating this lens but quite disappointed with the results so far. The quality of the image in terms of sharpness is much poorer than I expected after reading previous reviews. Certainly not as good as other Tamron lenses I have owned.
Takes up the focal length of three of my Canon lenses. The quality is almost as good as the L lenses I have but it wins hands down when I was to take out my Canon 6D with minimal baggage. Had one before on my previous Canon.
very good lens. I've been searching for a full frame compact lens for a while and I have to say I'm not disappointed with this one. perfect for EDC.
Great zoom range, so perfect for travel photography when you want to travel light. Works well with my Canon 6D
Much lighter than Sony lenses, no need to cart heavy multiple lenses around, no need to change them. Excellent image quality.
Great lens, rwally good all rounder and a nice size. This will save me carrying three lenses at a time for my work. Purchased to use on my Canon 1D markiii and works fantastically on this full frame camera.
This lens is so much more convenient if you are out and about travelling, on a family holiday or even at family events. It is also cheaper by several multiples than the canon equivalent.
Very please with the results I am getting with this lens on my Eos 6d. Covers over 95% of my needs when travelling.
Ich kann keine Farbränder oder Schärfeprobleme ausmachen. Das Objektiv ermöglicht mir eine hohe Variabilität in der Motiv-Wahl, es ist verhältnismäßig leicht und von hoher Qualität. Die Abbildungsqualität ist wirklich gut und für den semiprofessionellen Bereich ausreichend. Mit meiner d6 ii kann ich wunderbare Bilder damit machen, die brilliant sind und wirklich spaß machen. Der Bildstabilisator arbeitet gewissenhaft, mit der richtigen Atemtechnik dazu wird die Freihandgrenze nicht erreicht. Uv filter empfehle ich ebenfalls!
Das Ultrazoom 28-300 mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC von Tamron ist eigentlich eine Notlösung, da das Reisen mit zwei oder drei Objektiven oft sehr mühsam ist. Daher habe ich dieses Objektiv angeschafft, um vor allem im Urlaub nicht immer 3 kg Objektive mitnehmen zu müssen. Bewährt hat sich das Objektiv im Urlaub bei einer Straßenralley mit historischen Autos, wo es trotz schlechter Lichtverhältnisse (Gegenlicht mit tiefstehender Sonne) tolle Aufnahmen von heranrasenden Fahrzeugen gemacht hat. Dabei half zum einen die sehr gute Kamera mit, zum anderen auch der ausgezeichnete und schnelle Autofokus von Tamron. Und nicht zu verachten ist auch die wirklich tolle Bildstabilisierung, die trotz 300 mm-Aufnahmen praktisch verwacklungsfreie Bilder erzeugt.
Read on for the details, but in summary this is a great solution for travel photography, especially where flying is involved, or when you don't want to keep changing lens. Images are perfectly sharp enough for most uses (web, print) especially after some mild post-processing. The Vibration Reduction works a treat and autofocusing is quick and quiet.