A Review of the Versatile Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens

In recent years, Tamron has shown that they intend on creating impressively versatile and often innovative zoom lenses that can take the place of several others in a photographer's bag. One such lens is the 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD, which covers everything from normal to supertelephoto focal lengths. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Julia Trotti, this excellent video review looks at the new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD lens. On top of that very versatile 8x zoom range, Tamron also included 1:2 macro capabilities at the 50mm focal length, making this lens even more desirable for all sorts of work, particularly in nature. With such a wide focal length range, you should not expect prime levels of sharpness out of the lens, but if you have used superzooms in the past, I suspect you will be quite happily surprised by just how good the output is from Tamron's. Altogether, it looks like a quite capable lens for a variety of scenarios and needs (as long as you don't need very wide apertures) at a competitive price. Check out the video above for Trotti'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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