Versatility is absolutely the name of the game when it comes to the Tamron 16-300mm MACRO lens. In difficult shooting conditions, I need one lens to do everything that an array of lenses from my kit would normally do. On a recent assignment in Aruba, I got the chance to spend the day touring Arikok National Park on horseback – a wonderful way to get around, but not the most forgiving photography setting. My day started at sunrise, where I knew I wanted to capture wide-angle scenes like the one you see here, but I knew that later on I would want to compress landscape scenes with a big zoom lens, or zero in on some of the park’s unique flora and fauna. I didn’t want to even consider changes lenses, what with all the swirling dust and sand. Thankfully, with this new Tamron lens fixed to my camera, I didn’t need to worry about changing anything but what was in front of my eyes.
This Tamron lens is the world’s first 18.8X DSLR zoom, and now one of my most important travel companions. This lens allowed me to communicate the beauty of Aruba without having to sacrifice high-quality camera equipment, and, thanks to its compact size, it doesn’t get in the way of the experience.
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