First Impressions: Very Good

Started May 20, 2014 | User reviews thread
OP ProfessorLarry New Member • Posts: 6
Re: First Impressions: Very Good

The Tamron 16-300mm is internal focusing. I explored the distortion issue today with some tripod shots. At 16mm (sample 1) there is pronounced barrel distortion that appears to have complex (mustache) components; at 300mm (2) we now have mild pin-cushion distortion; surprisingly, even at 50mm (3) the pin-cushion distortion is evident. I would not recommend this for architectural shots, although post-processing correction might save some shots.

(1) 16mm

(2) 300mm

(3) 50mm

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Nikon D5100 Tamron SP AF 60mm F2 Di II LD IF Macro Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
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