Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD

(7 customer reviews)

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD is a camera glass that can zoom from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto range. It has a good resolution and can produce a pleasing bokeh effect when used at wider apertures. The autofocus system is fast and quiet, making it suitable for capturing moving subjects. The lens has multiple lens elements and coatings to reduce aberrations and improve image quality. It is well-built and can withstand regular use. There are alternative lenses available in the market, but this lens is a good option for those who want a versatile zoom lens for their full-frame camera. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5-6.3, which means it can let in a good amount of light in bright conditions. The lens was manufactured using modern technology and has a good balance of features for its price range.


  • The Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD camera lens was a pleasant surprise for me. Despite being a super zoom lens, it delivered amazing performance on my Nikon D750. The lightweight design of the lens allows me to carry it around without feeling burdened, which is great for outdoor photography sessions. The lens is also equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) technology that minimizes shake, making it easier to capture stable shots without using a tripod. The PZD (Piezo Drive) mechanism ensures that auto-focus performance is fast and accurate, which is essential when shooting moving subjects.


  • While the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD camera lens is a great all-in-one solution, it is important to keep in mind that it is not a prime lens. Therefore, it does not offer the same level of sharpness and bokeh as prime lenses do. Also, when the lens is zoomed in to 300mm, the maximum aperture drops to f/6.3, which may result in dimmer photos in low light conditions.


  • Overall, the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD camera lens is an excellent choice for those who want an all-in-one lens that is lightweight, portable, and delivers solid performance. With its VC technology, PZD mechanism, and versatile focal range, this lens is suitable for a variety of photography genres, such as landscape, wildlife, and portraits. While it may not match the performance of prime lenses, it is a great alternative for those who don’t want to carry multiple lenses around.

Optical design

Great choice mainly for good light conditions Ultrasonic autofocus motor system based on piezoelectric technology. small and light, it provides fast and quiet autofocus. Has 7 aperture blades, mid-grade lenses usually have this amount of blades. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle.

Physical characteristics

Weights 540 grams so plan ahead, carry only if really necessary. 96 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag. With a lens filter diameter of 67 mm commonly filter size, gives you a variety of filter options.

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7 reviews for Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD

  1. allphotolenses.com

    2.0 allphotolenses.com user rated as 4.1/5

  2. Ebay.com

    Ebay.com rated as 4.67/5

  3. Ebay.com Aug 12, 2018

    Good all all-rounder for daytime. I am enjoying this all rounder for daytime use. I usually ride around on a motorcycle and not having to change lenses in questionably dusty conditions to get the focal length I need is a plus. Nikon D750. Not super sharp in all situations but sharp enough for my use. I am getting more shots not having to change lenses when I might otherwise just decide to keep the camera in it’s bag.

  4. Ebay.com Jan 04, 2019

    Not cheap, but for me, worth the $… I purchased this used, but remarkably clean example for $376.00, Dec. 2018.

    I was looking for something w/extended range to rival the Canon 24-105mm L lens as an all-purpose walk-around lens to fill a whole in my inventory for an older, but minty, Canon 1DS MKII.. (I also use a more modern Canon 80D).

    I have the 2nd gen. Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 (A009?, you’ll need a crane & truss for use w/the 1DS MKII), Tamron 100-400mm (nice, lightweight, long lens) and a Canon 70-200mm f/4 (always great).

    This Tamron 28-300mm 3.5-6.3 PZD Di VC for Canon does the job admirably and is remarkably smaller & weighs less than the venerable 24-105mm, too..!!

    Sharpness, color, contrast are in there at all apertures..

    What is also pleasantly surprising is it’s accurate, fast, low light auto focus ability, something I didn’t expect..

    Rev. Dustin Abbot reviewed this lens positively, accurately and enthusiastically. His review convinced me to find one.. (I ALWAYS check with Rev. Abbott & Christopher Frost to see if they have a review).

    This PZD version isn’t cheap, but after trying the less expensive (junk), disappointing and horrendously unusable earlier LD version (I was trying to save $), I must say that I am now a Happy Camper.

    When I upgrade to a newer full frame camera, this lens will remain in my inventory.

    It’s a lot of fine glass for the $.

  5. Ebay.com May 25, 2021

    The best 28-300mm ever. This the best 28-300mm I’ve ever used. It’s smaller, lighter and much cheaper than Canon’s obsolescent equivalent, with action just stiff enough to keep it from “flopping” out to 300mm when it’d hanging around my neck. Focus is fast and sure.

  6. Ebay.com Feb 27, 2018

    Good lens for a casual travel I compared this with Nikon’s 28-300 and decided to go with Tamron. Size, weight and price were the key factors for me. I use prime lenses for most photos. When I go for a short trip, I need a all around lens that doesn’t get in a way. Tamron does a better job in that regard, as it is more compact and lightweight.

    Image is sharp and AF is fast. For the price it takes very nice photos. There is a lot of distortion like other zoom lenses, so be ready to use Lightroom to correct it. That’s one downside over Nikon lens, as we cannot use the in-camera correction. Not a deal breaker for me.

    Get it for what it is for and you won’t be disappointed.

  7. Ebay.com May 15, 2020

    A pleasant surpirse Amazing performance on a Nikon D750 for such a light weight zoom. I could not be more pleased. Keep in mind. It is a super zoom, so do expect prime lens performance.

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