Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Superzoom Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD is compatible with cameras that have Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD is also available in Canon EF and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD has a maximum diameter of 74mm and total length of 96mm when not extended .
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD has a filter thread of 67mm.
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD has a focal range of 28-300mm and 10.7X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42 - 450mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.29x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.49m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.29x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 28mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f40 at 300mm .
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD's optical formula consists of 19 elements in 15 groups .
Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC PZD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
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