Very compact and reasonably sharp, this lens has trouble reining in distortion at all focal lengths, especially in the midrange (witness its 2.7% pincushion distortion at 70mm).
The fourth version of Tamron's popular 10.7X superzoom since 1999, this 28-300mm ($600, street) is the first Tamron to offer image stabilization. Called "VC" for "Vibration Compensation," the system is the industry's first to use a three-coil design (up from the usual two) that theoretically can compensate for vertical, horizontal, and diagonal shake.
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||No|
|Minimum Focal Length:||28 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||300 mm|