Need a versatile and affordable all-in-one zoom lens to add to your Sony E mount or Fujifilm X-mount camera? The Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 may just be just the tool for you. Boasting features such as a zoom ratio of 16.6x (27-450mm full-frame equivalent), maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, fast VXD autofocus and Tamron’s VC image stabilization system — all in a compact, lightweight and weather-sealed package — it promises to be a fitting companion for all your photo destinations and shooting situations.
A couple of years ago, we had our staff put this lens to the test for both the Sony E mount and the Fujifilm X-mount. If you’re considering this lens and are wondering what you can do with it, we picked some tips and tricks from both reviews to help you put its best features to work.
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Photographer of all trades, this one’s for you.
Whether you dabble in different genres as a hobbyist or a professional photographer, this well-balanced lens is a great addition to your toolkit. This is also the case when your personal projects and paid assignments require you to travel a lot. An all-in-one lens like the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 will spare you some weight and bulk without compromising performance and image quality.
Zoom in on faraway subjects.
With an astounding zoom ratio of 16.6x (27-450mm full-frame equivalent), Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 is the first to bring this zoom capability to APS-C mirrorless cameras. As such, you can effortlessly zoom in on faraway subjects, whether it’s a face in the crowd, an athlete in action or an interesting architectural detail. So, if you often find yourself wanting to capture something from a distance, let this lens do the work for you!
Go for nature and wildlife snaps.
Of course, a crazy zoom capability as that of this lens is bound to capture the interest of wildlife enthusiasts. So, if you’re interested in giving wildlife photography a go, this lens will provide you with the perfect opportunity to explore the genre. However, you’ll also want to have a tripod with you to ensure sharp images at faster shutter speeds.
Capture the action.
With its impressive autofocus performance, the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 makes for an outstanding lens for photographing events. Sitting far from the action? Don’t want to spook that majestic wildlife you’re observing from a distance? Use the outrageous zoom capabilities of this lens to zoom in on faraway subjects so you never miss a shot.
Experiment with bokeh.
In both reviews, we see the Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 unexpectedly creating some pleasing bokeh. Portraits are the obvious applications of this creative technique but don’t limit yourself to that. Take this lens with you when you go for a hike or a walk in the park. Experiment with bokeh to single out or emphasize interesting natural elements such as colorful leaves, wild berries and birds.
Tamron users, got any tips to add to the list? We’d love to know, so drop yours in the comment below!