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Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:58:30 PM »

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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 07:00:57 PM »
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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 09:33:51 PM »
Thanks Dustin. :)
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.
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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 02:56:11 AM »
Jumboshrimp, are you Dustin's alternate user name here?

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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 06:19:23 AM »
This is the same guy that reviewed the Tamron 24-70mm. He repeatedly compared the lens to the Canon 24-70mm ii , but later admitted he had never even used the canon once. How can anyone find a reviewer credible when he makes such audacious claims!

After reading that review, I told myself I would never read another review of his. So thanks, but no thanks.

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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 08:45:52 AM »
It will be interesting to see if Canon release a 28-300L II as rumoured and if so how it compares.

I think a new 28-300 from Canon is plausible, just not that it will be an L lens.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2014, 09:16:13 AM »
Jumboshrimp, are you Dustin's alternate user name here?

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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2014, 09:18:37 AM »
Thanks Dustin. :)
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.
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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.
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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2014, 12:25:02 PM »
Jumboshrimp, are you Dustin's alternate user name here?

No. I'm not quite sure who Jumboshrimp is, but I think it is someone connected to the site.


THANKS you , Sir Dear Mr.  Dustin .
Thanks for the great review which open my eyes.  One question , Sir. I have Tamron Aspherical LD IF 28-300 mm. F/ 3.5-6.3 MACRO about 12-15 years already.  And Never use this Lens past 8 years, After have money to by the " L " Lenses.
In your Idea, Do you think this Old lens still useful and get the Good Photo quality for me ?
Thanks for your great job, Sir.
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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2014, 01:02:55 PM »
Thanks Dustin. :)
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.
Michael
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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.

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 05:38:51 PM »
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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 10:24:20 AM »
Thanks Dustin. :)
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.
Michael
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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.

I just returned from traveling and used the 28-300 VC almost exclusively (I also carried the 35mm f/2 IS for low light situations).  While the 28-300mm doesn't have the resolving power of the 35IS when compared side by side at a pixel level, I was very pleased with the overall quality of the images that I got on the trip with the 28-300VC, including this one:

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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 10:27:21 AM »


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.
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I'm not crazy about f/6.3, either, but it is also 1/3rd of a stop of light.  It is rare that the 1/3rd stop makes much of a difference, and the high ISO performance of the 6D that I use it with means that I can get away with cranking ISO and still get very nice images.

I suspect that the 28-300L probably has higher resolution than this lens...but I doubt the difference is significant.  This lens is surprisingly competent (I wasn't nearly as impressed with the new 16-300 VC for crop).
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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2014, 12:16:27 PM »
I'm not crazy about f/6.3, either, but it is also 1/3rd of a stop of light.  It is rare that the 1/3rd stop makes much of a difference, and the high ISO performance of the 6D that I use it with means that I can get away with cranking ISO and still get very nice images.

I suspect that the 28-300L probably has higher resolution than this lens...but I doubt the difference is significant.  This lens is surprisingly competent (I wasn't nearly as impressed with the new 16-300 VC for crop).

Does f/6.3 affect AF performance when using off-center AF points?

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Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 12:39:43 PM »
Dustin, thank you for another thorough and fair lens review.  It sounds like it's a great match for the 6D for travel and great boardwalk shot, BTW!
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