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Overview: The Tamron AF
28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro (Model A061N) is an accessory
lens designed for use with Nikon film and digital SLR cameras. It has the
standard Nikon bayonet-type mount. This high-powered zoom lens allows you to
take indoor snapshots using the wide angle, photograph far-away objects using
the telephoto setting, and close-ups of flowers or small objects using its macro
Compatibility: This lens is
compatible with Nikon standard mount film and digital SLR cameras. It will also fit the Nikon D40 and D40x cameras, however, because it does not have a built-in AF motor, it cannot be used in the Auto Focus mode. It should only be used in the MF (manual focus) mode.
Zoom: When used on a digital
SLR camera body with an APS-C size image sensor, the zoom yields
approximately the 35mm equivalent of a 44-465mm zoom range.
Di: Tamron Di (Digitally
integrated) lenses are
designed to fit 35mm film cameras and digital SLR cameras with full size and APS-C size image sensors.
Optical Features: This lens has
the following optical features:
- Extra Refractive Glass (XR):
using of XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass, the overall size (diameter and
barrel length) of the lens was reduced, while maintaining the same aperture
values as previous lenses
- Aspherical Elements (ASL):
Tamron's exclusive Hybrid Aspherical elements provide image quality using a
- Low Dispersion Glass (LD):
Low Dispersion (LD) glass elements reduce the effect of chromatic
aberration, a form of optical noise, and increases image sharpness
- Internal Focusing (IF):
Tamron's Internal Focusing System enhances lens maneuverability and reduces
the Minimum Focus Distance (MFD) throughout its entire focal length
Lens Hood: A bayonet-type lens
hood is provided with the lens. The lens hood prevents stray light from entering
the lens, which can be harmful to the picture. When not in use, the lens hood
can be inverted and stored on the lens. The lens hood adds approximately 1-3/16"
length to the lens. Note: Using the camera's built-in flash with the lens
hood in place can cause shadows to appear on the image.
Focus Modes: The lens can be
used in either Automatic or Manual Focus modes. When you switch the camera to
manual focus, you can focus on your subject by rotating the focus ring on the
Manual Zoom: You can manually
zoom in or out by rotating the zooming ring of the lens while viewing your
subject through the camera's viewfinder and compose your image at the chosen
Zoom Lock: This lens is
equipped with a zoom lock switch to fix the lens in the widest position
(shortest barrel length). This prevents the lens barrel from extending
while the camera is hanging around your neck. It can also prevent the lens from
changing focal length during a long exposure when the camera is at a severe
- Focal Length: 28-300mm
- Maximum Aperture:
F/3.5 (wide)-F/6.3 (telephoto)
- Angle of View: 75° -
- Lens Construction: 13
- Minimum Focusing Distance:
19.3" (0.49 meters)
- Max Magnification Ratio:
- Filter Size: 62mm
- Wide: 3.614"
- Telephoto: 6.741"
- With lens caps: 4.068"
- Diameter: 2.887"
- Weight: 14.8 ounces