Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Review

December 8, 2020 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

Sharpness at 300mm

Our sharpness tests are carried out by photographing a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD was attached to a Sony A7 III, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated to steady the camera completely. Any slight tonal changes you may see across the crops are a result of slight changes in natural light during the shooting session.

The full frame

The full frame at 300mm

Center sharpness is very good wide open at f/6.3 and excellent between f/8 and f/16. At f/22 to f/32 sharpness across the frame is beginning to drop-off due to diffraction.

Edge sharpness isn't quite as good, with f/8 to f/16 producing the best results.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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