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Started Aug 2, 2015 | User reviews thread
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princewolf Regular Member • Posts: 152
Stay away

I was seduced by the idea that such a wide range zoom could produce decent images.  However, I was badly disappointed.  Forget using this lens at the long end, the softness and color fringing are severe.  It can produce some nice images at the wide end.  But this is not at all the reason why I bought this lens.  I bought it for the range, and trust me you will find yourself using it at that max telephoto FL, and the images will look fine on the LCD, but when you upload them to the computer and enlarge them to 100% (This is NOT pixel peeping) you will be disappointed.  I ended up selling it for 1/3 of what I paid for it and was still glad that I got rid of it.

PS: Used Canon mount on a 70D.

 princewolf's gear list:princewolf's gear list
Canon PowerShot A590 IS Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Leica V-LUX 1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 +28 more
Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
Lens • Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Sony/Minolta Alpha • B016
Announced: Feb 6, 2014
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Canon EOS 70D Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
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