Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di


Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di


Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2004.
The lens belongs to the category  superzoom lenses. A superzoom lens gives you a wide zoom range, from a wider field of view (wide angle) to a more narrow field of view (telephoto) and is usually appreciated as an all-in-one travel lens.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 28-300 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/3,5-6,3.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 28 mm the lens brightness is f/3,5 and at 300 mm the brightness is f/6,3. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "AD06".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di  (2004) << The lens you are currently viewing
Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di VC (2007)
 
Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2002-2003: Lens
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price (more info)
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
Light weight (420 gr)
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2002-2003: Lens
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/6,3
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2004
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Superzoom
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/3,5-6,3
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/3,5 at 28 mm
f/6,3 at 300 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 28-300 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  28-300 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  36-390 mmon Canon APS-H
  45-480 mmon Canon APS-C
  28-300 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  42-450 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 15 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:49 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
AD06(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):73 x 83 mm
Vikt:420 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Tamron):
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Text from Tamron:"A 10.7x zoom that, when used on an APS-C digital SLR, renders a picture angle range equivalent to a 43-465mm lens on a full-frame DSLR or a 35mm film SLR. Its Di lens properties allow it to function on full-frame and APS-C digital SLRs, as well as 35mm film SLRs. Engineered for extreme compactness, award-winning image quality is optimized through use of a combination of XR (Extra Refractive Index) and LD glass. Internal focusing contributes to responsiveness and maintains constant lens barrel length and Macro focusing brings small subjects into view crisply.

This lens is the successor of the legendary XR 28-300mm which has proved itself as a universal travel zoom for all opportunities. As a Di lens it was adapted especially to the technical demands of digital SLR cameras. Due to its gigantic focal length the lens can be used universally. As a travel zoom its compactness and low- weight played a determining role in its construction, its popularity is the confirmation of its design. On APS-C sized digital cameras it offers an angle of view corresponding to a focal length of approx. 45-480mm.

The increased stray light problem with digital cameras was counteracted with special coatings. The technique used involves applying several extremely thin metal hydride layers on the glass lenses. This decreases the stray light portion effectively and results in brilliant and high contrast images. In addition, XR glass, aspherical lenses and LD (Low dispersion) elements provide an optimum reduction of image defects. The minimum focus distance is 49 cm across the entire focal length range. At the 300mm-setting you can achieve a maximum ratio of 1:2.9!

The designation “Di” (Digitally Integrated Design) marks a generation of lenses, which have been specially adapted to the higher requirements of digital SLR cameras (APS-C and full frame).

Please note: The Nikon mount is only compatible in the MF mode with the following Nikon cameras: D40, D40X and D60. This is due to fact that these 3 cameras require lenses with a built-in motor. The Nikon version of this lens does not have a built-in motor. "
 
Other (eng):Model A061
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
bobatkins.com
http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/reviews/tamron_28_300_review.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Tamron-AF28-300mm-f35-63-XR-Di
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=247&sort=7&cat=43&page=2
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/tamron-slr-lenses-53/standard-zoom-slr-lenses-100/272-tamron-af28-300mm-f35-63-xr-di.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di
Different versions of this lens
2004 Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di
2007 Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3,5-6,3 XR Di VC

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