Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

Last updated (13 April’13):
- Review by BobAtkins

The Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) features 28-300mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/3.5-6.3. The lens construction has 15 elements in 13 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 19.3in.(0.49m) and has a filter size of 62mm. The Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) lens weighs 14.8 Ounces and it measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 3 inches long.

Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
Overall Rating: ★★★★½


Expert Reviews

Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Reviews

Bobatkins reviews the Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) and writes;
“As you can see, distortion is very low. Like all close focusing lenses (as opposed to true macro corrected lenses), sharpness does drop off at close focusing distances. Some chromatic aberration is also visible at the frame edges. When operating under these conditions, sharpness is usually maximized by stopping down to f11 or smaller.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) and writes;
“This lens was designed to cope wit most situations in the days of full frame 35mm film, but now, on a cropped dSLR, acts as a standard to long telephoto zoom. The close focusing ability helps in a number of areas to make it a useful lens where weight or dust is a problem. “
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Manual

Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) User Manual

- Download Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) User Manual (PDF – 118kb)

Features & Specifications

Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Specifications

Maintaining the high performance of the previous model, Tamron’s new 28-300mm zoom lens now features our “Di” (Digitally Integrated) 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 43-465mm, covering the standard to ultra-telephoto range with no sacrifice of quality or aperture range.

* The world’s smallest and lightest 28-300mm lens (June 2004)
* Designed to meet the performance characteristic of digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras
* Remarkable close-focusing from wide to telephoto
* True macro capabilities with no mode-switching

New Standard of Lenses for Digital Cameras
“Di” (Digitally Integrated design) is the designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristic of digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras.

Toward Ever Greater Compactness Featuring Key XR Technology
Reducing the total length of the optical configuration, we succeeded in developing optics that allow for a smaller lens diameter while maintaining the same aperture values as previous lenses for overall compactness. Optical power distribution was enhanced in a compact package through the innovative use of XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass, resulting in minimum aberration.

Achieving the Same Aperture Value with a Smaller Size
With a short barrel, it is possible to obtain the same visibility (aperture value) as with a long barrel. By using this principle, we were able to shorten the optic system length for a more compact overall lens design while maintaining aperture values.

Advanced Optical Designs Include XR, LD, AD, and ASL Glass
The ASL lens technology compensates for spherical aberration to achieve outstanding image quality. At the same time, reducing the number of elements results in a more compact, lightweight lens package.


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