Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Review

Sony alpha blog posted its full review of the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD which you can read here or you can check out the excerpts below:

The Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD (749 euros) is a pleasant surprise. Yes it is heavy , yes it is very long , yes the aperture is quite small but image quality is there with very good sharpness , some very nice color rendition and smooth background blur when used at close distance.


  • Very good to Excellent sharpness between 18 and 100mm
  • Very good bokeh balls up to F8
  • Very good background blur
  • Very good color rendition
  • Very good AF in photo and video in the range 18-150mm
  • Very low Chromatic aberrations
  • Good build quality
  • Price : 750 euros


  • Sharpness above 150mm is good to very good but clearly below the one < 100mm
  • No control buttons on the lens (No AF/MF, no focus hold button)
  • AF above 150mm sometimes hunting in photo and video


  • Heavy
  • Big
  • Very Stiff zoom ring for video
  • Resistance to flare
  • High Distortion
  • Significant Vignetting wide open
  • Slow aperture in the range above > 100 requiring high ISOs

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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