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Tamron - 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro All-in-One Zoom Lens for Canon - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT

    Posted
    MikeD46
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    I bought this to replace the aging 18-270 that was 4 years old. I wanted more length and also a wider base for my walk around. I have this mounted on my 70D and it feels great. I knew this was a good lens, but what surprises me is how silent the AF is when it is working, and how good the colors are. This rivals my Canon 24-105 'L' for being quiet. The photo's are very good, I do not pixel peep, so I do not worry about that side of the equation. I use Lightroom to enhance where necessary, but I have found that I have little to do, as the colors seem very good to me. This is mainly my travel lens and will go to Italy with me next month. Also, the price was right, and it was delivered right to my door at the day I was told. It has a lock feature and the barrel is nice and solid, so there is not movement when pointing this down towards the ground. I also feel that it is much better build quality than the 18-270 Tamron sells.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great lens, but..

    Posted
    Mike
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    For an APS – C camera this lens is bulletproof. The website listed as an EF lens, it is not. It says compatible with the 5D, 6D, and 1DX series. It is not. I found this out after upgrading to an EOS – RP full frame camera. The " we're sorry you're outside your return window" from BBY was disappointing. Now that I'm the proud owner of the $629 boat anchor, I suppose I will have to source my camera needs elsewhere. Google Tamron B016 for the true specs. Like I said, for crop sensor it it's a great everyday lens. But I bought it due to BBY saying it was EF, not EF-S. I bought this lens in particular because I would be able to use it on a FF

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great. Love to zoom range

    Posted
    hobbyphotographer085995
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I purchased this lens specifically for a trip to Hawaii. I needed a lens for a variety of shots, from macro to landscapes and portraits. I love the zoom range; last year I was always changing lenses and had to carry them all with me. This year I only took this lens. Photo quality is Good but not professional quality. There are some color issues, but 95% of people wouldn't even notice. The lens is also very quiet compared to my other lenses, and the autofocus is relatively quick (not the fastest or slowest lens I have) For the price I would definitely buy again. It will be my lens for backpacking trip where I don't expect perfectquality and wouldn't take my expensive lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super lens--clear, compact, excellent resolution!

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    YasDni
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    I bought this lens to replace two others and have not been disappointed! this lens produces better quality--sharper edges, clear pictures, excellent resolution at all focal lengths. It has enabled me to get pictures I would not have gotten previously while trying to switch lenses. This lens is a high-quality time saver for all my photography needs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT

    Posted
    miked46
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    I have had this for about a month, and I have used it almost every other day. I love the build quality, and the feel on my 70D. It is wide, and the colors are very good. The 300mm is long, and it seems to give me quality shots, even hand held. I have not really tried the macro side, but I am sure, I would not be disappointed. I am taking it to Italy next month and will see if I can add some photo's when I return.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Will not work on a 6D Mark II

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    RRRNTRXMD
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    It was not clear, unless you know the language of DSLRs and Full Frame cameras, that this would not work on a 6D Mark II. The 6D Mark II is a DSLR that accepts EF lenses, which this lens is, however, the 6D is not have an APS-C sensor, for which this lens is designed. Compatible models being added to the description would be helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performance; excellent pictures

    Posted
    Jakal
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    The lens does an outstanding job of capturing details and colors. All edges of pictures are clear and crisp at all focal lengths. The lens is fast, responsive, and excellent for a wide range of shooting options. Color produced by the lens is saturated and rich. This will replace to lens and so make picture-taking easier, faster, and more enjoyable. Good buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for price

    Posted
    Eli9
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    Some lenses are very pricey, and this one offers the zoom from wide to 300mm. That is hard to find. I do find sometimes there is a lack of sharpness when extended out to the full 300 when not in excellent light, so usually i stop around 275mm. Otherwise, the lens is great and the 16-300 is unbeatable at this price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great single lens

    Posted
    MJisOK
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    If you are looking for one lens that can cover 90% of your shooting, this is it. Great close in macro shooting and the reach for tight shots on distant subjects. Not the fastest lens in terms of sports photos but good enough on my Canon 80D for swimming diving, basketball, and volleyball.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tamron 16-300 lens

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    TC9683
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    I love this lens. It gets you everything you need. It really is an all in one. I was looking for a lens where I could only bring one with on vacation and this one did the job. Excellent lens for an all in one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    All in one

    Posted
    Drew
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    The 16-300mm tamron lens is awesome. It allows me the flexibility during travel to only carry one lens. My pics are clear and sharp and I am enjoying this lens a lot. Only negative is the lens is a little bit heavy and took some time getting used to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't be happier...

    Posted
    Justin
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    Our Cannon camera never had an extension lense... We've needed one for a long time for kids' activities... This Tamron lense could not have been any better ! My Wife uses her camera all the time now that she can zoom in so much more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All Around Lens

    Posted
    wegriffin8642
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    This lens exceeds all my expectations. It is an excellent all around lens whether you are shooting stills, close-ups or video. It is light and manageable, quick to focus, and the image stabilization is terrific.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good choice for a first lens

    Posted
    Harler
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    Excellent all in one lens, good macro and reach at 300 mm. My only complaint is that at 16 mm, the len experiences severe chromatic aberration. (I could fix this in manual but not in any of the other modes. Does get a bit of distortion at 16 mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good pics but...

    Posted
    research11
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    Disappointed. It’s very loud when focusing. When using my 80d canon I can’t use movie mode with this lens on auto focus. It’s that loud. Huh? Otherwise lens is great for pics. Crisp and clear.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Walk Around Lens especially for the price

    Posted
    NormanTheGr8
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    I researched this lens for a while before I bought it. Not to heavy and takes reasonably sharp pictures,a little soft at 300mm but not bad, this lens is the only lens that stays on my 7D mk2

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent replacement lens.

    Posted
    Kraggers
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    Very good quality and very easy to use. Very smooth operation. I purchased this as an upgrade from the original lens that came with my camera and I am very pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the lense

    Posted
    Debbie
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    I bought this lense to use at baseball games. I like it because you can zoom to 300 but also get the group shot from close distance not to have all of the cell phone users in front of you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect lens.

    Posted
    Janster
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    One lens to carry around! Wide angle, close up, zoom in on distant objects - all look great. I prefer the optional manual focus over the auto focus, but, that works well too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

    Posted
    Techgiant1302
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    Awesome broad specteum. Only have to use this one lens. Leave tge rest at home. So convenient now. No more painful switching!

    I would recommend this to a friend