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  • Anyone use Tamron's super zoom lenses?

    I'm currently looking into a new lens for aviation photography and have found that for my style of shooting a super zoom lens would most likely fit the requirements I need for the mix of both wide angle and telephoto aircraft images.

    Im aware that because of the large focal range that image quality may be slightly reduced so i'm interested to know if anyone on here has used or owns either the Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PCD or the Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 II VC HLD for photographing aircraft and how the quality stacks up as well as any advantages/disadvantages with either lens?

    Especially interested in hearing from anyone who uses the 16-300mm as this is the most price friendly option out of the two.

    Thanks in advance,

    Kindest Regards,
    Jordan W

  • #2
    Hi, a friend of mine is using Tamron 18-400 for military photography but it is not as sharp as other tamron lenses. I am using Tamron 70-300mm VC USD and I am satisfied with it. I suggest you to go for Tamron 100-400mm for Aviation photography.

    Regards.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by hamza_397 View Post
      Hi, a friend of mine is using Tamron 18-400 for military photography but it is not as sharp as other tamron lenses. I am using Tamron 70-300mm VC USD and I am satisfied with it. I suggest you to go for Tamron 100-400mm for Aviation photography.

      Regards.
      Thanks for your reply! Will look into the 100-400 as an option

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      • #4
        definitely go for the 100-400! if u need something biggger, tamrons 150 600 is excellent too

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Desert.aviation View Post
          definitely go for the 100-400! if u need something biggger, tamrons 150 600 is excellent too
          Cheers for the suggestions! 150-600 may be a bit long for round here but definitely the 100-400 is an option at this stage! Thanks for your help!

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          • #6
            Thanks for your help all! I have taken a completely different turn an ordered a old used Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG, for the price couldn't say no despite the age. I look forward to sharing images from it soon, Merry Christmas!

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            • #7
              Hello. I recently bought the Tamron 100-400, this is one of the results (apart from the rejection not due to the quality of the lens).
              https://www.jetphotos.com/viewqueued_b.php?id=7007252
              The focal length of this shot is 400mm
              This, however, is 100 mm
              https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9173146

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mahagonny View Post
                Hello. I recently bought the Tamron 100-400, this is one of the results (apart from the rejection not due to the quality of the lens).
                https://www.jetphotos.com/viewqueued_b.php?id=7007252
                The focal length of this shot is 400mm
                This, however, is 100 mm
                https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9173146
                Hey There,

                Great shots and looks like a awesome bit of kit! I ended up getting a deal on a second-hand Sigma so no need to hunt for a new lens anymore however thanks for your help and suggestion!!

                Kindest Regards and Merry Christmas,
                Jordan W

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jordan Williams View Post
                  Thanks for your help all! I have taken a completely different turn an ordered a old used Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG, for the price couldn't say no despite the age. I look forward to sharing images from it soon, Merry Christmas!
                  Good lens. This at 400mm on a Nikon D70S 6mpixel...... https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/5814171

                  ....and this at 310mm....

                  https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/5814169
                  Last edited by brianw999; 2018-12-25, 11:11.
                  If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
                    Good lens. This at 400mm on a Nikon D70S 6mpixel...... https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/5814171

                    ....and this at 310mm....

                    https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/5814169
                    Stunning shots! Looking forward to giving it a go on some aircraft soon!!

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