Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro

Announced Feb 6, 2014 •
Lens | Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Sony/Minolta Alpha | B016

I have been looking for a travel lens for an upcoming trip where luggage space will be limited. I’ve spent a lot of time reading reviews on all the other super-zoom lenses and all seemed to fall short on both long and short ends. Since this is a brand new lens, there were no reviews to be found. I decided to take the plunge and do my own testing since my local camera shop has a 2 week return policy. I am an amateur photographer and my testing is by no means scientific. My sole criteria is ...

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I have been watching for tests of this lens but decided to take the plunge and pre-ordered one as an upgrade replacement for my venerable DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200 3.5-5.6 G ED. I wanted the Tamron for its increased zoom range, weather seals (I do a lot of photo support for my wife, a coastal scientist), and better close-up (.39m vs .5m). First impressions (on a Nikon D7100): (1) The zoom is a tad stiffer than the Nikkor but acceptable. (2) The manual focus ring is noticeably easier and smoother ...

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I am not a pro, just a old amateur that loves to travel and take pictures. I bought this lens just for the shear fun of quickly being able to grab a shot without having to carry around several lens. In the "old days" (really old - 60s) I had a Nikomat (yes Nikomat- bought it in Tokyo in 1967) and 50mm, 24mm, 200mm and a micro 55mm in the big wood leather covered Nikon case with the steel plate in the bottom that held 3 extra lens. I could swap lens FAST!! and it only weighed about 20 pounds.  ...

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