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Quebec City and the new Tamron 28-300 VC as a Travel Lens
« on: August 18, 2014, 11:45:20 AM »
I recently did a review of the new Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens (someone posted a link here, but if you didn't see it you can find the review here:  http://dustinabbott.net/2014/08/tamron-28-300mm-f3-5-6-3-di-vc-pzd/).  It is an obvious choice for travel, but I hadn't actually traveled with the lens.  I just spent 4-5 days traveling to the beautiful Quebec City and used the Tamron almost exclusively.  This is a companion article with a lot of photos that show off the range and image quality of the lens in a variety of settings.  It is also a bit of a travelogue on Quebec City.

http://dustinabbott.net/2014/08/quebec-city-and-the-tamron-28-300-vc/

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6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Quebec City and the new Tamron 28-300 VC as a Travel Lens
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 04:24:32 PM »
That is a very good presentation of the ability of this lens.
Love the pictures. Especially the aquarium photos. Awesome
Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Quebec City and the new Tamron 28-300 VC as a Travel Lens
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 08:47:35 PM »
I think I might get this lens as a take along/do it all canoe tripping and hiking lens on the 6d. Have you tried it on a crop camera? I wonder how it compares IQ wise compared to the 16-300? I know it has less range on the wide side but I would prefer it if the IQ is better on a crop body as well.

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Re: Quebec City and the new Tamron 28-300 VC as a Travel Lens
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 09:15:13 PM »
I think I might get this lens as a take along/do it all canoe tripping and hiking lens on the 6d. Have you tried it on a crop camera? I wonder how it compares IQ wise compared to the 16-300? I know it has less range on the wide side but I would prefer it if the IQ is better on a crop body as well.

I haven't posted my review of the 16-300mm yet, but I actually make that case.  There are more optical compromises with the 16-300 and I still like the 28-300 better on a crop.  Less loss of resolution and contrast on the long end.  The biggest downside, of course, is that 28mm isn't particularly wide on a crop.

Here's a sample taken with the lens on a crop camera (300mm wide open).  Crop body is an EOS M in this case, but I did the review primarily on a 60D.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4