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Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI LD ASP AF Lens f/Nikon image
 
(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Tamron
Located in: Lenses For Nikon


Maintaining the high performance of the previous model, Tamron's 28-300mm zoom lens now features our "Di" design, making it the ideal lens for use with both digital and film cameras. The "Di" design is achieved by applying a new optical design to its coated surfaces, and by further enhancing our already stringent quality control system. Whether you shoot film or digital, the lens provides high image quality for both platforms. When used with APS-C size digital SLR cameras, the lens provides an angle of view equivalent to approximately 44-465mm, covering the standard to ultra telephoto range with no sacrifice of quality or aperture range.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.2 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
75% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(3)
Pros:
Consistent output(3), Durable(3), Easy to clean(3), Fast / accurate auto-focus(5)
Best Uses:
General purpose(5), Portraits(3)

[19 of 20 customers found this review helpful]

 
Pity it is not autofocus.
By BurtVerified Reviewer from Poulsbo, Washington on 10/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Not easy to focus fast, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Tough To Attach, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Landcape, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Tamron Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI LD ASP AF Lens f/Nikon:

It is a pity the specification does not state that the Lens cannot be used on the D40,D40X &D60 with auto focus. Also it is needed to specify what size dia filter size is required. I cannot use auto focus and the incorrect Filter size was recommended to me to buy. This information I have now found on the Tamron web site for NIKON Service updates.

[6 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By feta92Verified Purchaser from Harper Woods, MI on 8/12/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Tamron Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI LD ASP AF Lens f/Nikon:

Great lens quick focus

[22 of 22 customers found this review helpful]

 
expected lifespan 3 - 4years
By Photo5newdudeVerified Reviewer from Davenport, IA / Wheaton, IL on 11/5/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Tamron Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI LD ASP AF Lens f/Nikon:

I shoot all types of photography, including weddings, portraits, photo-journalism, wildlife/nature, products, sports, macro and candid people. This is a great lens for one who wants to travel light. One body, one lens, no need for changing lenses if you're concerned bout focal length. Great quality photos for the price. A spherical glass helps make vivid colors show up better.

It's also GREAT if you shoot BOTH digital AND film. Even if you have an older camera from before the auto era, it has the aperture ring to help adjust to the manual cameras as well. This is a very versatile lens!

One bad thing is it has a plastic mount which will require one to replace the lens in 3 - 4 years due to wear on the mount (even if you do NOT change lenses a lot), if you do change lenses a lot, it will severely diminish the life of the lens mount. I recommend finding a lens with a metal mount even if you have to pay extra, it'll dramatically increase the preservation of the lens mount. For clarification, after a few years of wear, the fitting between the lens and the camera body is no longer as snug as it was the first year, it's dramatically looser and the connection can become lax and will sometimes cause the camera not to take a photo when the shutter release button is pressed.

I've made the mistake of purchasing a lens with a plastic mount twice and have payed the price.

Recommendations: FIND A LENS WITH A METAL MOUNT AND PAY THE EXTRA MONEY.

BUT if you don't have the extra money for a metal mount, then purchase this lens hands down. Great quality for the price.

I've included 2 unedited photos. The way the photos appear on screen is exactly the same as when I exposed them on my camera.

Images shared by: Photo5newdude

Model: Chikondi, using D200

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July 4th parade, using D200

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[14 of 14 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing value, but a little slow
By DrewVerified Reviewer from Winchester, VA on 6/13/2007
Pros:
Easy To Clean, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow at high zoom, Slow focus in low light
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Work, Macro, Portrait, Still Lifes
Describe Yourself:
Flickr addict, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Tamron Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI LD ASP AF Lens f/Nikon:

The lens itself is light weight, durable and well constructed. With a filter size of 62mm it takes readily available filters. Optically, it's coatings paired with the included 'tulip petal' style hood make lens flare only a trivial concern, and only when shooting very close to the direction of the sun.

One should be aware that this lens tends to be a little slow with a maximum aperture of only f/6.3 at high zoom causing the need for a tripod or higher ISO. Focusing in low light is slow even when using my cameras focus assist light, and sometimes it just flat won't focus at all. Even in normal light the focus can be slow at high zoom, but it almost always does get a lock.

Even with the cons, I love this lens! I never have to change lenses in the field, and it makes fantastic photos at a very good price. For the casual user and the hobbyist who only wants to buy 1 lens, this is the lens to buy!

I have included 2 sample images made with this lens.

Images shared by: Drew

White Oak Canyon Falls, Shenandoah National Park

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Mountain Laurel, Shehandoah National Park

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[12 of 17 customers found this review helpful]

 
Danger! Don't change that DSLR lins!
By William M. A hard man to please.Verified Reviewer from Modesto,CA. on 1/2/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work, Special Effects, The only one I use

Comments about Tamron Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI LD ASP AF Lens f/Nikon:

DSLR's damage easy (from dirt or sand entering camera body)when removing lenses. This is why I got this lens. This lens is GREAT! It is the only lins I ever usr. It covers a wide range of focal lengths with sharp focus all the way.I have never taken this lens off my camera, I have never had a need to. Simply put I love it.

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