« on: August 10, 2014, 01:02:55 PM »
The lens appears to be what I was looking for, a compact good lens for travelling, this and a 16-35 II should be all I would need with my 5D3 for travel.
It will be interesting to see if Canon release a 28-300L II as rumoured and if so how it compares.
It's a surprisingly competent lens. I agree with whomever said that Canons replacement will probably not be a giant white lens. That doesn't really say "travel" at all. Even the color makes one more a target, while this lens (Tamron) is pretty much invisible.
Thanks for the review Dustin, I've owned both the 28=350mm L and the 28-300mm L IS. They are wonderful lenses, but heavy and the aperture only makes them suitable for at least moderately good light.
I do wonder about the even smaller aperture of this lens.
I think its great to see so many affordable new FF lenses that are ever improving in quality. This will allow more and more photographers to move from crop cameras to full frame without fear of having to spend a small fortune on new lenses. It also puts pressure on the OEM's to reduce prices and improve quality. That will happen if there continue to be more and more competitive lenses.
Nikon FF users should be very happy, since Nikon FF lenses are priced very high. They are probably feeling this more than Canon is.