Recommend? no |
Price paid: Not Indicated
| Rating: 7
Extended zoom range in a small package. Front does not rotate.
Is it really 28-300?? Not compared to my other lenses...
I just bought the VC version of this lens to compare to my Canon 70-300 IS.
Aside from the normal comments I've seen, I have a really big question... Is this really 28-300mm?
In my comparison tests, 300mm on the Tamaron is almost a perfect match for 200mm on the Canon. 300mm on the Canon is obviously more powerful
Canon at 70-300 at 300mm
Tamaron 28-300 at 300mm
Canon at 70-300 200mm (looks a lot like the Tamaron at 300)
Tamaron 28-300 at 208mm (via EXIF)
Tamaron 28-300 at 77mm (via EXIF)
Canon at 70-300 at 70mm
Tamaron 28-300 at 28mm
Canon 10-22 at 22mm
I don't have my 17-85 lens handy, but my guess is that the Tamaron is actually wider than 28mm.
Granted, it's possible that my Canon 70-300 is significantly longer than advertised (+50%), but to my amature eyes, it appears that the Tamaron is more like 24-200mm. And, I double checked - the lens does say 28-300.