One Lens for Everything: A Review of the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens

When you are going for a hike or on a trip, you do not always want to carry a backpack full of lenses. Sometimes, a single lens that covers every focal length you could conceivably need is the better way to go. For Sony and Fujifilm APS-C shooters, there is the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD, and this great video review takes a look the kind of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this excellent video review takes a look at the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens. A superzoom with a remarkable zoom range of 16.6x and equivalent focal length range of 27-450mm, this lens can cover just about any focal length most photographers would need, aside from very wide angles. Like any superzoom, however, you should not expect top-level image quality, though it is quite impressive to see what Tamron has managed to do with this option, particularly at its price level. And of course, such a lens is not about top-shelf image quality, but rather the convenience of having such a huge range available. In addition to that, Tamron has included Vibration Compensation and weather-sealed construction in the lens, making it all the more versatile. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Apparently Tamron has no love for the Nikon Z50 or Zfc.

Fstoppers front page today .....8 post that include a Sony camera ...

Sony has been very successful in generating online buzz and feeding the YouTubers. But as we all know, no web strategy works forever. I think the Zfc is a brilliant product design and I'm hoping the market agrees.

Nikon Zfc, is just 20MP, while today's 'Enthusiasts' models of 'Crop' sensor based digital SLR and mirrorless cameras are not less than 24MP and a part of those are over 24MP with that sensor size, such as some Fujifilm models, and up-to (At the moment) 32.5MP 'Crop' sensor in the Canon EOS-90D...