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Experience the smooth control and effortless hand held results from the Tamron 28-300 XR Di VC (Macro) lens.
Tamron's 28-300 XR Di VC (Macro) lens sophisticated Vibration Compensation enables you to capture the real mood of a scene without having to revert to the use of flash or a tripod. Tamron’s award winning design incorporates their 3 axis control Vibration Compensation system, enabling you to take sharp images in situations which previously would not have been possible, especially in low light or capturing fast moving subjects whilst zoomed at the maximum 300mm focal length.
This lens covers an extremely broad range of focal lengths, from a wide 28mm to a super telephoto 300mm (the 35mm equivalent of 43mm to 465mm when used on an APS-C digital SLR) and is compatible with both full frame cameras and those with APS-C sized chips.
The Tamron 28-300 XR Di VC (Macro) lens is ideally suited to travel photography or any situation where a broad zoom range is required to minimise occasions where you need to change to a different lens.
VC (Vibration Compensation) Mechanism Reduces Hand-shake
The proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism developed by Tamron features a configuration providing control along 3 axis. The compensator lenses float on super smooth ball bearings, enhancing response performance and allowing for a simple and compact construction. The lens incorporates a highly accurate gyro sensor for detecting hand-shake, which combined with a 32-bit RISC CPU, gives smooth and effective anti-vibration control.
Superb Minimum Focus & Macro Capabilities
The AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD MACRO boasts a top-class close focusing capability with a minimum focusing distance of just 0.49m (19.3”) over the entire zoom range, providing a maximum macro magnification ratio of 1:3 at the 300mm telephoto end. This makes this lens a fantastic performer throughout its focal range in a wide variety of situations including close macro photography.
Lightweight and Compact
Tamron has reviewed the roles that respective barrel parts play in order to achieve such a compact lens with its built in Vibration Compensation. As a result this lens is a mere 99mm in length when closed, with an impressive weight of just 555g.
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
A Compromise too far
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Comments about Tamron 28-300mm VC Di AF Lens - Nikon Fit:
If you are a serious photographer, do not be tempted to buy this lens. Dismiss what it is said about how good it is. I was swayed by favourable comments on buyer's sites (such as this) and it isn't. Such a wide-ranging zoom is always going to be a compromise; it's how much of one is the real question. However, it's not a total disaster and needs some close scrutiny for its weaknesses to be revealed. I'm glad I tried it but now I'll sell.For me and my semi-pro photography, it's not up to scratch, at any focal length, or at any aperture. When at its limits, the results are just plain soft, with a purple aberration around many things at longer lengths that I'd only ever encountered before with a cheap tele-converter. At its best (from 28mm, centre) the results are OK. Compared to my 24-120 f3.5-5.6 and 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Nikkors, which I'd normally use and which aren't exactly perfect either, the Tamron is noticeably disappointing. Pictures might look OK on a camera screen or as high contrast images at first glance but that's as good as it gets.It is however, an easy to use lens, light in weight and compact at its 28mm setting, which it can be locked at. Good thing as the lens always wants to unravel to 300mm under gravity. Watch out if you take a shot and you lower the camera to your side and then expect that if you want to take the same picture again - the focal length will be longer and you'll have to re-frame your carefully composed shot. I much prefer the focussing ring, at the front end of the lens barrel, to that of my Nikkor G-series lenses. The focus snaps into focus quickly, with a short twist of the ring. For those who have to live with AF; it works well enough, though the Vibration Control is quite noisy when active and keeps active for (seemingly) quite a while after the shot is taken. Rather distracting. I didn't really try the "macro"; close-focus in actual terms, but at 1/3rd life-size, pretty useful. For users of polarising filters, the internal focus (IF) means the lens barrel does not rotate, which is good. The lenshood, typically for such a range, is inadequate at both extreme ends – which is where you need it.For travellers who fly or those who can only use one lens (mountaineers?), this Tamron is certainly a credible choice and for some, the best option at a not too silly price. The only rival for us Nikon users (mine's a D700) would be Nikkor's own 28-300 at around double the price. Though I've not used a 'bridge' type of digital camera, in theory, alone, this Tamron should be superior in almost every sense and with those cameras becoming increasingly popular, this 28-300 should please a lot of people with DSLRs a lot of the time.There is no doubt that Tamron have enveloped every conceivable technology in producing this lens and in an almost unbelievably convenient package. I'm used to lugging around bags of lenses and enjoy their fruits in picture quality terms, something of which I'm both unwilling and unable to compromise, not to the degree needed – and expected, by a lens such as this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Brilliant lens for a Nikon D3
By Robo the wedding photographer
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Surprised at just how good this lens is. Just what the Nikon D3 needs to turn it into a general purpose camera but with the advantages of full frame. Particularly good if you don't like changing lenses in the field. Works well on the D3X but one out of 5 frames exhibits a very slight ghosting about 5 pixels wide.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great all round lens
In the fast pace world of wedding photography this lens is a must. I was fed up changing lenses all the time and deiced to try one of these at focus on imaging. i found it great so i bought 1. Its the best thing i have bought for my kit bag. its versatile sharp and good all round. I still use my ultra wide lens for a couple shots but this lens allows me to shoot almost an entire wedding with 1 lens
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