Tamron AF 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Review

June 20, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Warren Lyons

Mark; How does it compare to Tamron’s own 18-270 lens in terms of image quality, focusing, etc?  That model is now available for a little over half what the 16-300 is selling for now

12:46 pm - Friday, June 20, 2014

#2 moeskoetie

why are this pictures so small?
are you afraid off the noise if the picture is at full size??
this sucks

1:26 pm - Friday, June 20, 2014

#3 Mike

moeskoetie, what the hell are you talking about?
The sample images are full size and just what has a lens got to do with noise?
Just go back to your toy P&S you troll.

5:46 pm - Friday, June 20, 2014

#4 moeskoetie

the photo’s ar 6.8Mp, but the nikon has a 16.8Mp, so the picture’s are not full size.
some one send me a mail with the following text.

“moeskoetie, what the hell are you talking about?
The sample images are full size and just what has a lens got to do with noise?
Just go back to your toy P&S you troll.”

be a men, and give your self a name.

6:10 pm - Friday, June 20, 2014

#5 moeskoetie

the comment from Mike, was not shown here, when i placed my last comment.
this looks very weird.
so remove my comment please.

6:40 pm - Friday, June 20, 2014

#6 moeskoetie

Mike,you are very mature with your comment,when someone say something you dont like.

7:45 pm - Friday, June 20, 2014

#7 Dave

Putting aside the issue of who might be, or might not be, trolling the review, I would like to see the lens in a Sony E-mount.

The size of the lens seems like it would be a good match for the crop-sensor e-maounts, or even the full-frame, if people like to shoot square format.

12:40 am - Saturday, June 21, 2014

#8 George Tran

It support for contrast-detection autofocus and when using Live View modes. Also, this lens has full-time manual focusing capabilities

10:58 am - Saturday, June 21, 2014

#9 vauve

Why to test with Nikon D4S ? This is an APS-C- lens.
In FF the crop mode in use.

1:27 pm - Saturday, June 21, 2014

#10 bg

Interesting that the article chose to compare with a Nikon lens that although still technically available has been replaced by a newer version some six weeks back. To compare the Tamron with a 900g lens when there is a more advanced 500g version is either ignorant or disingenuous. Little mention of the fact that the zoom is awkward, jerky and therefore possibly poorly made and not made to last. Compare that to the new ( apparently ignored) Nikon which has a beautifully smooth action.  No-one has yet done a head to head but it needs to be done. I suspect that IQ will be similar; they will prove both to be reasonable but not spectacular lenses.

5:46 am - Monday, June 23, 2014

#11 John

Thanks for the great review, I just got one of these today.  Took it out and had some fun.

6:39 pm - Saturday, June 28, 2014

#12 Serega

Will it work with canon 6d?

9:18 am - Sunday, August 24, 2014

#13 Nigel

Is this lens compatable with an old canon 1000D SLR

11:20 am - Saturday, September 20, 2014

#14 Richard

How’d you get 450mm out of a 300mm lens? Just saying.

10:28 pm - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

#15 mayc

Richard 300 x 1.5 (nikon) or 1.6 (canon) ... 300 on this lens is for a crop sensor, equivalent to 450 on a full frame

3:05 pm - Thursday, October 23, 2014

#16 rowlandw

I own it and the Sigma 8-16mm for a killer two-lens compo to cover 12mm-480mm (35mm equiv) for travel, mounted on 2 bodies to avoid lens swapping.

7:44 pm - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

#17 Jack D

Anyone able to say how this lens compares the Tamron AF 18-270mm? Was close to buying the 18-270 after reviewing this road test(great images and obviously a top photographer using it). Honest feedback always appreciated.

8:52 pm - Thursday, February 12, 2015

#18 Jack D

Anyone able to say how this lens compares the Tamron AF 18-270mm? Was close to buying the 18-270 after reviewing this road test

http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/tamron-18-270mm-365-road-test-92104/p-11

(great images and obviously a top photographer using it). Honest feedback always appreciated.

8:53 pm - Thursday, February 12, 2015

#19 Chandana

This is a very good lens with all in one. I totally use this with my Nikon now, its up to my specifications. great zoom lens.

4:36 am - Thursday, July 16, 2015

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review, lens, super-zoom, zoom, telephoto, image stabilisation, f3.5, tamron, 300mm, anti-shake, 16mm, vibration compensation, vc, f6.3, Tamron AF 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD, 16-300mm, 18.8x

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