Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical Macro

Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical Macro

Lens Summary

Brand: Tamron

Also Known As: Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony Alpha

Release Date: 2004-01-01

MSRP Price: $439

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Poor

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Reach out and grab distant detail, wildlife, and sports action with this amazing 11X extended-range wide-to-super-tele zoom that covers both full-frame and consumer DSLR (APS-C) formats, and focuses down to an incredible 0.49m(19.3

Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical Macro Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length28-300mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony Alpha
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio10.7x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:2.9
Vibration Compensation (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)75°-8°
Optical Information
Lens Elements15
Lens Groups13
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.49m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size62mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions7.37 x 8.38cm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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I don’t have the DI version, so I must have the previous version. I know it came with three older Sony A cameras used of the APS-C chip size or smaller; last year, in a auction as one giant package. I kept it, BUT I had a Sony Nex 7 at the time so it’s NOT a ” A” mount lens. Recently I found it again and this time I put it on a SONY SLT unit LA-EA4 to mount to a FE full frame Sony A7r. Well I was shocked, the LA-EA4 really helps the lens to focus well and the photos are so sharp, I was shocked. I grabbed my color resolution / fine line 800/lines chart shot two identical F.L. & aperture shots, One with the Zeiss loxia 50/2 @ F:7 and one with the 28~300mm Tamron at 50/7. I couldn’t see much difference, even at full magnification at 14.4x on my back TTF screen. The 800 lines were fully clearly visible. I must have a good version or example, since most users have negative things to observe? I believe the Sony SLT LA-EA4 optical unit made the difference in this lenses abilities. My lens reads: Tamron AF Aspherical XR LD (IF) 28-300mm 1:3.5-6.3 Macro, bottom of lens says A06. If your reading this and you know a Sony Full Frame mirrorless camera user, tell them this combination really works very well. Trade secret, these lenses are dirt cheap on ebay used, in Sony A mount. Sleepers!


I know this is several years after your review, I am a full frame Sony shooter with a A7M2 and have this lens in the A20 version for Canon with a Sigma MC-11 adapter. I picked up the lens on Ebay for $80 and for my money its a winner.