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

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tamron16-300

Specifications:
Image Circle: APS-C
Type: Standard Zoom
Focal Length: 16 - 300mm
APS Equivalent: 1.5x: 24 - 450mm
1.6x: 25.6 - 480
Max Aperture: f/3.5 - 6.3
Min Aperture: f/22 - 40
Diaphragm Blades: 7 (rounded)
Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups including 1 Hybrid Aspherical, two LD (Low Dispersion), 1 XR (Extra Refractive index), 1 UXR (Ultra-Extra Refractive Index) and 3 Molded-Glass Aspherical elements
Diagonal Angle of View
(Based on image circle): 82.2 to 5.3 degrees
Focus Details: Internal with Piezo Drive motor; Full-time manual focus function
Front Element Rotation: No
Zoom System: Rotary
Closest Focus: 39cm / 15.3 in.
Magnification Ratio: 0.34x / 1:2.9 (at f=300mm)
Filter Size: 67mm
Dimensions
(Length x Diameter): 99.5mm x 75mm / 3.9 in. x 3.0 in. (Nikon version)
Weight: 540g / 19 oz (Nikon version)
Notes: Includes flower-shaped lens hood. Available AF mounts: Canon EF-S, Nikon F, Sony A; VC Image Stabilization; Sony version does not include VC.


 


          
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Review Date: Jan 13, 2016 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Good performance for a lens of this massive zoom range
Cons:
Quality control a bit questionable

I'm surprised nobody has posted a review of this lens after more than 12 months of being listed, so I thought I'd go first.
I purchased this lens, after reading many reviews and looking and hundreds of sample images, to replace my Tamron 18-270mm VC (which was a very disappointing lens in my experience, hence considering the purchase of the 16-300mm very carefully).
I'm pleased to say my experience with the newest lens is much more positive - for the most part.
IQ is substantially better than the 18-270 and, considering the 16X zoom range, quite good overall (not as good as my L series lenses, obviously, but it's horses for courses).
The downside - my lens had a serious issue where, when the VC engaged, the image shifted substantially in the viewfinder (hence my lower rating for build quality) and kept jumping backwards and forwards... by as much as 15% of the field of view.
I returned it for repairs and I'm pleased to say all is good now.


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

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
1 5201 Jan 13, 2016
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers None indicated
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
6.00
8.00
8.0
tamron16-300