This is my first post so I thought why not start by adding another lens to the lens gallery. Here is a quick review and some pictures I’ve taken on my ‘Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR DI VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro’ (model A20) on my Canon EOS 450D.
I’m not going to list all the lens specification because it’s easy enough to look on Tamron’s web site. Instead I’ll spend my time listing the pros and cons of the lens, although the lists may be short! I’m new to SLR photography so excuse my simple terminology!
Excellent zoom range
Excellent all-round travel lens
Vibration compensation is excellent although not as smooth as Canon’s IS
Minimum focus distance of 0.49m
Well made, feels solid particularly compared to the Canon 18-55 IS kit lens (I see that one getting replaced soon!).
Lens extends to full zoom when carrying if not locked
Very slow to focus in low light on full zoom
Purple-fringing and slight blurring in corners on full zoom
You can click on 'Original Image' to display the original file but beware they are large files (between 3-7 MB).
1) Taken at Silverstone British Superbikes.
300mm, Tv, 1/800, F6.3, ISO 400, VC on, AI Servo AF, no editing.
2) Full zoom macro shot.
300mm, Av, 1/2000, F7.1, ISO 400, VC on, no editing.
3) Taken on Stanage Edge in the Peak District.
33mm, A-DEP, 1/640, F5.6, ISO 200, VC on, processed from RAW.
4) Baby Marmottes at Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire.
300mm, Program AE, 1/400, F7.1, ISO 320, VC on, slightly cropped to remove rear of another Marmotte!
5) The Moon from my back garden!
300mm, Program AE, 1/30, F6.3, Spot metering, - 1/3 EV, manual focus, VC off, RAW processed image and cropped.
Thanks for looking