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Tamron readies stabilized 28-300 for re-launch

By dpreview staff on Oct 22, 2007 at 10:17 GMT

Having launched and then postponed availability of its AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC lens back in August, Tamron is now to re-launch the lens on October 26th. Canon user will be the first to try out the new optically stabilized superzoom with a Nikon mount following early in 2008. More details after the click.

Click here for general information on the Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC

Click here for information on compatibility with Canon DSLRs


Dr Dan Meacham
By Dr Dan Meacham (Apr 8, 2013)

I purchased the Tamron VC lens when it came out, and this was one of the best buying decisions I have made. It works just about flawlessly on my 5D Mk II and T4i. The reason I bought it was so I could have a one-lens outfit to cover most situations. I know that as a zoom, it is not quite as sharp as a good prime, but the convenience is worth it most of the time. To me, the lack of weight is very important. My Canon 70-300 L is almost 3 times the weight. Besides that, optically the Tamron is quite good. I have made a number of 16x20's and 13x19's and sharpness was not an issue. I have never regretted the purchase. I know it is not a perfect lens, especially at the 300mm end. But so far I have found nothing I would replace it with, even the Canon 28-300.