Why Stock Photos?
The short answer is that we use stock photos on some listings to save us time and to save you money. The longer answer is that we love to take photos of each and every lens, camera, and accessory, but doing so takes a lot of time and makes it difficult to get everything listed. So, we decided to compromise: take gorgeous photos of some things and charge a little more for them, and use stock photos for other items and charge a little less for those, all else equal.
The items listed here were tested thoroughly by our trained technicians. If they observed any significant flaws, you’ll see them detailed above. If the items listed here are exceptionally awesome, you’ll see that noted above too. Regardless, please remember this is a used item and it’s bound to have at least a microscopic imperfection.
If you're interested in purchasing an item with specific photos and ratings, we don’t blame you one bit. Please visit one of our Exposed! listings (if available), usually marked with a green badge. If none are currently available, by all means, contact us.
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Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 (for Sony A-Mount)
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The Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 (for Sony A-Mount)
The Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di Macro lens is a remarkable 10.5x zoom that delivers surprisingly good image quality. With 18 elements in 13 groups, including low dispersion elements, the lens can focus as close as 13 inches and provides a good all-in-one lens package for those times, when you can’t be bothered with changing lenses.
OK, let’s be really clear: this is a consumer grade super zoom. It zooms 10X times. That’s awesome, having a 10X zoom. You don’t get amazing image quality, wide apertures, and 10X zooming, though, that isn’t how photography works. You get adequate image quality (well, the range from 250-300 requires a broad definition of adequate, but it’s OK).
If you want more than adequate image quality, you have to take advantage of the hint they give you when they named these “interchangeable lens cameras”. But for posting on Facebook and other online .jpg locations, viewing vacation shots on your digital photo frame, etc., this will be just fine and very convenient.
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