Photos taken with a Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens | Sample Images

A collection of photos I've taken with the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD under various settings and conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting conditions.

Tamron’s 28-300mm lens is designed as a versatile all-in-one zoom for full-frame sensor cameras, the type of lens you might leave on your camera most of the time for things like travel photography.

There are versions with Nikon, Canon, and Sony. It has a maximum aperture of f/3.5 to f/6.3, depending on which end of the zoom range you use it. So it’s not the fastest lens out there. But the Nikon and Canon versions include vibration reduction (or vibration compensation, as Tamron calls it) that helps recover a couple of stops in lower light shooting.

It’s constructed of 19 elements in 15 groups with 7 blades, has a filter size of 67mm, and weighs 19 ounces (540 grams). It comes with a lens hood.

Tamron’s lens aims to be an affordably priced competitor to Canon’s and Nikon’s own 28-300mm lenses. I’ve been shooting with the Tamron alongside the Nikon 28-300mm and will be posting a side-by-side comparison review shortly.

In the meantime, here’s a set of sample images I’ve taken with this lens under various settings and conditions to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting. These were all shot on a Nikon D810 and lightly processed in Lightroom. You can click on each image to open a full-size version for a closer look.

Sample Images Shot with the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 200 mm and f/8.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/3.5 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 110 mm and f/5.6 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 220 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 55 mm and f/9.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/8.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 180 mm and f/6.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 55 mm and f/4.5 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 145 mm and f/6.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/16 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/16 on a Nikon D810. As you can see, there’s quite a lot of flaring if you decide to point straight at a bright light source like the sun. The flares going out about 4 o’clock from the sun looking natural enough and not too hard to remove with a clone tool in Lightroom or Photoshop, but the concentric rings at around 10 o’clock are pretty distracting and difficult to remove.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 35 mm and f/10 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 210 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/9.0 on a Nikon D810. Two things to note in this one. Firstly, there’s some ugly flaring and reflections off the edge of the lens at top right. Secondly, notice the bend in the Washington Monument from the barrel distortion even though it’s relatively close to the middle of the frame.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 90 mm and f/5.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/5.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/16 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/5.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/16 on a Nikon D810. You can see quite a bow of barrel distortion here in the roof line.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 100 mm and f/5.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 100 mm and f/5.6 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 35 mm and f/5.6 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 55 mm and f/4.5 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/5.6 on a Nikon D810. Some odd barrel distortion going on here.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 65 mm and f/5.6 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 220 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 165 mm and f/6.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/8.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/3.5 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 46 mm and f/8.0 on a Nikon D810. There’s quite a bend in the roof line at top.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 38 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 110 mm and f/10 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/13 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 95 mm and f/5.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/3.5 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 240 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 220 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/5.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810. Taken from the same spot as the previous photo. The center of the frame is reasonably sharp, but it gets quite soft as you move away from the center. There’s also purple fringing that you can see in the lines of the buildings on either side.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810. Again, an example of the zoom range. This and the following photo were taken from the same spot.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/4.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810. Taken from the same spot as the previous photo, this time zoomed to 300mm.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/3.5 on a Nikon D810. Zoomed out.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810. More examples of the zoom range.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810. Standing on the same spot as the previous shot, this one is zoomed in.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/3.5 on a Nikon D810. Zoomed right out.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 165 mm and f/7.1 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/7.1 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 60 mm and f/7.1 on a Nikon D810. These three shots were all taken from the same spot.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/3.5 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 46 mm and f/5.0 on a Nikon D810.

Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 78 mm and f/5.0 on a Nikon D810.

Zoom Range of the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens

Here are some shot pairs that illustrate the zoom range of this lens, from 28mm to 300mm.


[caption id="attachment_22061" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810. Another example of the zoom range. This was taken while standing on the same spot as the following one.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22062" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810. This was taken from the same spot as the previous photo, this time zoomed in to 300mm.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_22071" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/3.5 on a Nikon D810. Zoomed right out.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22072" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810. Standing on the same spot as the previous shot, this one is zoomed in.[/caption]




[caption id="attachment_22082" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810. Again, an example of the zoom range. This and the following photo were taken from the same spot.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22083" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/11 on a Nikon D810. Taken from the same spot as the previous photo. The center of the frame is reasonably sharp, but it gets quite soft as you move away from the center. There’s also purple fringing that you can see in the lines of the buildings on either side.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_22077" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 28 mm and f/3.5 on a Nikon D810. Zoomed out.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22078" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Photo taken with a TAMRON 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010N lens at 300 mm and f/6.3 on a Nikon D810. Taken from the same spot as the previous photo, this time zoomed to 300mm.[/caption]

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You can find them at B&H Photo. There are versions for Nikon, Canon, and Sony.

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