Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC for Nikon

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Officially, this is the Tamron 28-300 f3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Asp Macro lens. Yeah, we agree, the initials are getting ridiculous. But with this lens, Tamron has joined the Vibration Control supertelephoto lens market. With 18 elements in 13 groups including low dispersion elements, the lens can focus as close as 13 inches and provides and all-in-one lens package for those times when you don’t want to be bothered with changing lenses.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

This is a well built lens with a nice range. My initial shoot around shows it to be very similar in image quality to the Nikon 18-200 OS, with an excellent vibration control system. Now, It is a compromise lens. But it’s a good compromise, and provides images that make great 5×7 prints and decent 8×10s. Plus, you have a one-lens solution that gets reasonably wide and very long with an image stabilization system that allows you to hand hold the telephoto end. It doesn’t have a wide enough aperture to do ‘stop motion’ sports photography, but it is small enough to pass through security at those sporting venues that won’t allow ‘professional’ lenses in the stands.

In choosing between the Nikon 18-200 and the Tamron 28-300, I think it simply comes down to which range you prefer: the fairly wide angle the Nikon provides, or the extra telephoto range of the Tammy.

Filter Size
67mm (nonrotating front element)
f3.5-22 / 6.3-40
1.2 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.6 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
8 to 75 degrees
Zoom method
barrel extend, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
3 stop
Focusing System
Internal, nonrotating
Aperture Blades
9, circular
Max Aperture@focal length
f/3.5<38mm; f/4@38-52mm; f/4.5@52-68mm; f/5@68-98mm; f/5.6@98-235mm; f6.3 > 235mm
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Nikon F

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60 days $32.00 $212.00 $244.00 $4.07
90 days $41.00 $273.00 $314.00 $3.49
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4 days $35.00 $8.75
7 days $47.00 $6.71
10 days $63.00 $6.30
14 days $82.00 $5.86
21 days $110.00 $5.24
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45 days $181.00 $4.02
60 days $212.00 $3.53
90 days $273.00 $3.03

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