This 16-300 mm offers an excellent price / quality ratio for absolutely photographed. - TAMRON

This 16-300 mm offers an excellent price / quality ratio for absolutely photographed. – TAMRON

PHOTO Ideal for travel, the new 16-300 mm zoom Tamron offers versatility and price/quality ratio almost unrivaled …

It is well known for the optical or hybrid SLR cameras often cost more than the boxes themselves.  By playing the alternative to the giants Canon and Nikon, Sigma, Samyang and Tamron offer value for money for equivalent lenses that are often very engaging.

This is the case of the new ultra-wide angle zoom 16-300 mm lense launched by Tamron this summer.  Compatible with Canon, Nikon and Sony, this versatile zoom proves a great advantage for summer holidays.

Versatility is the goal

Weighing in at 500 grams and being 10.5 cm long, when compact, it allows you to take it anywhere and be a very useful all round lense.  No small feat especially as Tamron is able to deliver an optical equivalent to a 24-450 mm with film and allows absolutely everything to be photographed: the macro (with focusing from 39 cm) to the ultra-zoom.  The objective will also carry beautiful portraits to longer or shorter distances or even animal pictures beautifully made.

Image at 16mm

Photo at 16mm

Image at 300mm

Photo at 300mm

The Tamron does good work, but does not excel: f / 3.5  16mm to f / 6.3  300 mm. Overall, the results are serious.

Stabilized in its Canon and Nikon versions (but not Sony), this lense from Tamron finds no real rival on the market, Nikon has its 18-300 mm, but it is much more expensive: 800 euros, against 500 euros.  Tamron confirming a pricing policy of 15-20% cheaper than historical photo brands.