Tamron 28-300 Di VC PZD f/3.5-5.6
Tamron 28-300 Di VC PZD f/3.5-5.6
Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD
Will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony mounts.
Why is this lens is so interesting?
Usually Tamron makes very competitive, excellent priced lenses. If I think about the Tamron 17-50mm or Tamron 90mm lenses among other lenses you get a lots of bang for your bucks. Some of this lenses has class-leading or near class-leading performance at a truly affordable price. For example Canon and Nikon gives similar quality for a multiple price. Even the new Tamron 150-600 is also a very interesting lens, not really compromising either in quality or price. The new Tamron 28-300mm is a do-it-everything lens: this lens designed for a purpose that the lens can stay on a cameras body almost all the time. I don’t like to change lenses everytime, if the new Tamron would be very good it would be a promising option. This is the reason I got a Nikon 16-85 because I find the 17-50 lenses little limiting. If you are after perfect quality, superzoom lenses usually won’t cut it: distortion on wide end, not super sharp corners, limited brightness. But even for demanding shooters this lenses can be very interesting for travel or walkaround purposes. The new lens equipped with PZD drive and stabilizer as well, which expands the lens usability, on top of that the lens is quite small compare to what it does. The PZD drive is not equivalent of USM, USM is a moving type motor, while the PZD is standing type. The ring type USM equivalent is the USD drive at Tamron. The PZD(piezonic) drive is a new patent, but also quiet and reported to be quicker than the traditional micro-motor. The PZD drive has an advantage over USD to make the lens physically smaller.
-Incorporates Tamron’s piezo drive (silent, quick focusing)
-Vibration compensation – Tamron’s excellent image stabilization system
-0.49m minimum focusing distance
-new cosmetics design
Specifications – Tamron 28-300mm
-Focal length:28-300mm – very useful range
-Number of diaphragm: 7 (circular)
-Lens formula: 19 optical elements in 15 groups
–Filter size: 67mm
-Maximum diameter No info
-Length: mm ( in)
-Weight:g ( oz)
-Minimal focus distance:0.49m (19,3″), magnification
-Moisture resistant construction
-Full time manual focus
-Lots of exotic glass (XR,UXR, Aspherical elements to keep size small)
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.
Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon-mount lens.
* Length is the distance between the front tip of the lens and the mount face.
-Petal shaped lens hood
Price – Tamron 28-300mm
Price of the new Tamron 28-300mm is 849 dollar.
Availability – Tamron 28-300mm
Availability of the new Tamron 28-300mm is reported in 26th of June 2014.
The huge bulky Canon 28-300mm (for 2689 dollar) come to my mind which is much bigger and heavier than this Tamron 28-300mm, see the review of the Canon 28-300mm IS USM L review in the Lens reviews tab. The Canon is a very good lens but very expensive and heavy. Nikon also has a Nikkor 28-300mm lens(for 1047 dollar). There are many other lenses with less range like the 24-120 or 28-200 or smaller range lenses. The 300mm is quite a bit longer than even the 200mm. The 24m end is more useful. The advantage of the Tamron is the compact size and cheaper price over the native solutions.
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