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
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From architecture to portraits, from landscapes to closeups — this lens does a lot of different things rather well. Of course, the extremely wide range of focal lengths comes at a price. Optical distortions are pronounced, especially in the middle of the range, but they can be corrected in post-processing. Just remember to frame with a margin when taking pictures. On modern 18-24 MP sensors sharpness is acceptable when the aperture is stopped down about one stop, which would be f/5.6 to f/9 ...

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After about 3500 frames with this combination, time to review it. I'm focusing on the lens, but in one regard the body combination may be relevant. I purchased this lens a few months ago to replace my Canon EF 18-135 (non-USM/STM) and EF 70-300 IS lenses. My purpose in purchasing this lens was to replace those two lenses for travel and other purposes where convenience and light weight is more important than large aperture and absolute top image quality. The fact that it adds 2mm on the short ...

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I'm very interest with this new lens from Tamron, actually... this is the first time I used Tamron Lens.. After several test photo... there is something that I'm not satisfied when I used both Canon 80D with Tamron 16-300mmm. Sometime I get the right focus and clear, but sometime I lost the focus when I take close up photo..., for landscape photo nothing problems.. but more for close up photo, also moving subject ..., taking a close up photo in a room with the bright light (day time) need ISO ...

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I bought this on a whim for a 5-day hike in the Grand Canyon 3 weeks ago. It saved me about 2 pounds carry-weight and changing lenses in the desert dust. It also brought back images of California Condors and distant crags I could never have reached with my normal travel lens (EFs 15-85). I took dozens of stitched panos and shot some great 1080p footage of boats shooting Granite Rapids. Macro was an unexpected bonus. And it did all this with far better image quality than I dared hope for. I ...

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I bought this lens to upgrade from a venerable Nikkor 18-200 F/3.5-5.6G ED VR II. I kept waiting for test results and samples to appear but finally decided to just take the plunge based on published specs alone. After two days of test shooting and use (including reference shots of macro-algae specimens for my coastal scientist wife) I can say this is a very good and versatile lens with definite limitations. The accompanying sample photos were taken with a Nikon D7100 and are presented with ...

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I just bought this lens about a week ago. It is a bit heavy at first but it quickly becomes part of the camera. I am using this lens on my Nikon D-7000. I shot about 100 pix using different setting and I really like how this lens performs. Wide angle to telephoto, the lens doesn't miss a beat. It quickly adapts to my shooting style, everything from scenery and landscapes to my two Golden Retrievers playing in my yard. I can't wait to take it to the Grand Canyon next month, as we are taking a ...

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I've been shooting with the Tamron 16-300 for almost 10 months now. This lens has received its share of appreciation for its versatility but occasional criticism, especially from a few here who repeatedly maligned the lens for its problems (without actually posting a single image in most cases) in what almost seemed like a negative-campaign. My experience has been that it is a really nice lens to carry with you. I've taken it on travel, walking/hiking and for general use. The combination of ...

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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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