Tamron Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum (D) Series

Tamron Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum (D) Series

Tamron Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum (D) Series - Refurbished

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Tamron Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum (D) Series

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Tamron Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum (D) Series

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The Tamron 28-300mm XR Di lens replaces the popular XR LD Ultra Zoom version, and has now been improved to include Tamron's "Di" design. Digitally integrated design is the designation that Tamron uses for lenses that feature the improved optical design that meets the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras, as well as film cameras. When used with APS-C size (standard) digital SLR cameras, the lens provides an angle of view equivalent to approximately 43-465mm, covering the standard-to-ultra-telephoto range with no sacrifice of quality or aperture range.

This lens is ultra-compact and light-weight, with a constant minimum focus distance of 1.6' (0.5 m) and a high maximum magnification of 1:2.9. The remarkable achievements are brought about through XR (extra refractive index) glass and efficient use of aspherical lenses. Size is reduced 25%, weight 27% and filter diameter was decreased from 72mm to 62mm. The ideal "all-in-one" zoom lens, for indoor and outdoor use.

Optimized for Minolta's (D) & ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering system.

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Performance
Focal Length 28 - 300mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 43 - 465 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony A
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 75° - 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.61' / 49 cm
Magnification 0.34x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Optical Design 15 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.3" / 7.37 x 8.38 cm
Weight 14.82 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 4.3 x 4.2"
Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum (D) Series is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall zoom I bought this lens as a temporary solution for my new NEX-5 Sony camera, as the Sony zoom isn't due until August, and my urgent need was before then. The only function I've lost by using this lens and the Sony A-mount to E-mount adapter is auto-focus, but the manual focus is pretty responsive, so not a big deal. The lens seems good and tight, no slop, useful markings and overall solid performance. I've not noticed it dropping out of position if held vertically, but I've only had it a few days. If this develops I'll post an update. Cleaning is always a concern, so I immediately put a UV filter on to help protect the outer surface.
Date published: 2010-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great versatility. This is a great lens when you only want to take one camera and one lens. For really important photos I take my pro lenses and 2 camera bodies but for everyday shooting or for vacations where you don't want to lug around a bunch of equipment, this is the one lens to take. I use this on my Sony Alpha 700 camera (have also used it on the Alpah 100). Since the Sony camera makes any lens that fits an image stabilized lens, you don't need the newer Tamron lens with image stabilization.
Date published: 2008-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic walk around lens! Bought this lens as a 1 lens solution for walks at the park and trips to the zoo. It has wonderful image quality and smooth bokeh. When you don't want to carry a heavy bag with several lenses, this is the ticket. I get quick focus during the day, some hunting at night due to the slow aperture. The zoom lock is a great feature that all lenses should have. It balances well on my Sony A100. Tamron really knows how to make a zoom guy happy!
Date published: 2008-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall very pleased with this lens I bought this lens as a walk around lens to replace a damaged Sony 75-300 lens. I am very please with the pictures that I have taken with this lens so far. I've gotten some very crisp and clear shots with it. It balances good with my Sony camera. The only drawback to it that I have noticed is that when you zoom in and out it is not as smooth as I would like. But for the price it is a very good lens that is well built and produces excellent pictures.
Date published: 2009-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not very happy I was looking forward to having a nice walk-around or vacation lens for my new Sony Alpha 580 camera. I was extremely disappointed in the quality of this lens. It's being returned. I don't know if I got a bad lens, or if this is the normal quality of the lens. It was very soft throughout. The extreme zoom end was blurry, the close ups of flowers were blurry and not in sharp focus. There was nothing I can say I liked about this lens except for the zoom range. There was a lot of purple fringing. I compared photos with my Sony 70-300 telephoto kit lens alongside the Tamron and there's no comparison, the Sony won hands down. I do shoot some stock work and I could never submit any photos to my agencies taken with this lens.
Date published: 2011-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens!! I bought this lens to replace a 70-300mm Quantary for my Sony 350 and I just love it! I like the fact that I don't have to remove the lens when I need up close shots. It's also more compact and fits in my bag when it's on the camera. So far I've only used it for landscape and some golf shots. I look forward to using it for other occasions as well.
Date published: 2010-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 28-300mm AF Tamron Lens I haven't had much time to use the lens. I bought it so when I go out on nature drives/hikes I can capture the animals that are far away. Since buying the lens I have not been on such a drive/hike. The 28-300mm is an excellent lens and I have NO complaints with it at all - I have taken a few indoor photos with it and it does very well. I used it to shoot a wedding shower and it performed well. The thing is - I have an 18-250 Tamron lens and I think I do like the 18 better than the 28 - but it will be nice to have the 300 when I see something far away that I need to capture. Probably if you have the 18-250 you will not really use the 28-300 much - so - though the 28-300 is a very good lens - just save up for a 500mm and life will be good. :)
Date published: 2009-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This lens replaced an 8 year old Tamron 28-300mm lens that was hit by a stray dodge ball (ouch). I have been amazed at how much sharper the pictures are with this lens as well as how light it is compared to my old one. I am extremely happy with it and have already gotten several compliments on the pics from it.
Date published: 2008-08-13
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