Tamron AF28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di Interchangeable Lens

Tamron AF28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di Interchangeable Lens

This is Tamron’s updated version of the 28-300mm XR lens that covers a large, 10.7x zoom range. The update to Di, (Digitally integrated) includes a new coating on the rear element to cut down the reflective problems associated with digital sensors. We have a look here at how it performs on a Digital SLR.


  • Focal length 28-300mm 
  • Aperture f/3.5-6.3 
  • Angle of view 75-8° 
  • Filter size / type 62mm 
  • Construction Elements/groups 15 elements in 13 groups 
  • Focusing type Internal 
  • Closest focus 0.49m 
  • Weight 0.42kg 
  • Dimensions (Dia x length) 73x83.7mm 
  • Mounts available Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Minolta 
  • Tripod bush - No


The PZD ultrasonic motor delivers a noticeably faster and at the same time quieter autofocus action – ideal for capturing spontaneous moments in razor-sharp images. Furthermore, it also allows you the option of manually focussing the lens at any time.

VC Image Stabilization (Vibration Compensation)

The tried-and-tested Tamron VC Image Stabilizer (Vibration Compensation) ensures this lens delivers sharp and shake-free images. This means that the lens is also perfectly suited for hand-held photos and low-light conditions.

Splash-proof design

The complex lens construction is splash-proof. As a result, this lens is also suitable for sophisticated outdoor photography.

Additional product features

  • Internal-Focusing (IF)-System - The extension length of the lens does not change during focussing and the close focussing distance is significantly reduced across the entire focusing range 
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) - The VC Image Stabilizer delivers sharp and shake-free images, as well as a smooth viewfinder image 
  • ASL - Hybrid aspherical elements ensure unique image quality and compactness 
  • LD (Low Dispersion) - Lens element for greater image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration 
  • Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism - Protects against undesired extension of the lens barrel 
  • PZD (Piezo Drive) - The Piezo Drive enables noticeably quick yet at the same time almost silent focussing 
  • XR (Extra Refractive Index) Glass - A special glass with a particularly high refractive index for greater performance and a compact lens design