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Registered: July 2015
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Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010) review by Kranang
Review Date: 7/26/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

Pros: Fantastic range. Light and small. Sharp enough.
Cons: Some vignetting. Corner sharpness wide open.

My most handy walk-around lens for my A99. Å day-light lens. Fast enough.

Registered: October 2005
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Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010) review by mu55ster
Review Date: 4/20/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $879.00| Rating: 7 

Pros: Small, Light, Better than expected
Cons: would it have been better if it was just alittle bigger?

After realizing that i was constantly shooting my 24-105L at f8 or f11, and at the same time leaving my 100-300 f5.6L in the car rather than taking it up to the 24th floor apartment where it would have been good to have for some quick snaps I decided to look into the dreaded field of superzooms.

I wasn't expecting the best image quality but i'm pretty demanding of all my other gear - so i was willing to accept soft corners and pretty ordinary quality at 300mm - this lens surprised me.

At 300mm, yes, the quality doesn't blow you away, but it's about the same as my old 100-300L was at f5.6, plus it has a lightroom profile and stabilization. Between 28 and 200mm on my canon 6D i get sharpness into the corners at f8 and f11 - i'm yet to test it properly wide open, but thats not why i bought it anyway. There is a good amount of CA/fringing but lightroom cleans that up and i have noticed that flare of bright objects isn't as nice as from my other lenses. i have a feeling it's backfocusing at 300mm but is spot on at wider lengths.

Build quality is great, although for the price i was kid of expecting it to be this good. I would have been happier if the lens was just alittle larger (taking 72 or even 77mm filters, it takes 67mm) if it meant that the quality at 300mm could have been just slightly better or the aperture f5.6 instead of 6.3. It would also have been nice if the zoom ring turned the same way as canon lenses for the canon version - it's going to take some getting used to, but i'm never going to be using this lens in a high pressure shoot where that's going to become close to an issue.

There aren't many reviews out there, this is a good lens, possibly the best in it's class from what i can figure, and miles ahead of Tamrons older offerings in this segment - i'm quite happy and still alittle astonished by this lens - it actually comes close enough that it may replace the 24-105L and 100-300L in my kit


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