Tamron SP 70-300mm Review: f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF

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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; USD mechanism delivers precise and noiseless focusing at turbo speed;Focal Length 70 – 300mm ; Minimum Focus Distance 37.4″ (.95 m); XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element for sharper image contrast and definition; VC (Vibration Compensation)…

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Tamron SP 70-300mm Review: f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF
Tamron SP 70-300mm Review: f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF


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Specification: Tamron SP 70-300mm Review: f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H 21.7 x 15.1 x 14.4 cm
Mounting Type canon
Item Dimensions L x W x H 82.2 x 82.2 x 142.7 cm
Item Weight (Grams) 767
Brand Name TAMRON
Color Name Black
Country of Origin China
Has Image Stabilization Yes
Max Focal Length (millimetres) 300
Min Focal Length (millimetres) 70
Model Year 2010
Package Weight (Kilograms) 1.15
Part Number A005E
Objective Lens Diameter (millimetres) 62
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant
Lens Design Zoom
Maximum Aperture Range 4 - 5.6
Focus Type AF/MF
Style Canon
Photo Filter Thread Size (millimetres) 62
Shipping Weight (Kg) 1.2
Item model number A005E
Date First Available 17 Aug. 2010
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4 reviews for Tamron SP 70-300mm Review: f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF

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  1. rouse3434

    a well built nice lens but be warned a large number of these lenses have been produced that do not focus properly the images can be very soft. if your lucky you may just get a good one that will focus properly and produce sharp images. . pay your money and take a chance.

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  2. english_artist

    I have only had this lens a short while but for the money its great value. The autofocus is a little noisy and the lens does not like low light. But on a bright day it works well. It also has the added benefit of a macro function which I am still getting to grips with but I can see it will be a very hand feature. One word of warning though is this lens does NOT have image stabilisation built in so you do need a tripod or monopod to get best results

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  3. JPHaseler

    I bought this lens for my Canon 450D. I have recently converted onto a DSLR camera from a superzoom Panasonic.. I am a keen amateur wildlife photographer and i missed being able to get close enough to the animals. In an ideal world I would buy a large telescopic prime lens, however, i was buying on budget at the time and those more expensive lenses were not an option.I use this lens mainly as a modified prime lens, keeping it at its huge 300mm focal length, however, I am glad that the lens has the flexibility to alter the focal length in needs be. It means that you don’t have to carry round loads of lenses and therefore keeps your set up light and all you have to do is grab one lens.The lens is not too heavy. It is good build quality. The auto-focus and image stabiliser motor do make a bit of noise compared to the more expensive lenses but this does not decrease the effectiveness of the lens. The zoom ring does turn in the opposite direction to most canon lenses which i am used to but this is easy to get used to. The 5.6 aperture at 300mm is adequate enough for most wildlife photography however it would be nice to have at least one more f stop number for lower light conditions.Admittedly, a long prime lens is the most ideal lens for wildlife photography but if you have a budget or you are new to DSLR photography, the versatility of this lens, its price and good picture quality makes this lens ideal.

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  4. A. Wheeler

    Good things first: excellent, useful zoom range (ideal for garden birds, for example, which is why I bought it);Images so far seem sharp throughout;Lovely background blur at 300mm;VC REALLY works – once it grabs, it doesn’t let go. In favourable conditions i can shoot hand-held at 300mm as slow as 1/20th of a second;Distinctive Tamron colours and image quality – a big pro for me.Now for the downsides: this lens is LOUD in operation. The VC really lets you know it’s locked on and then let go again, and whirrs constantly when operating;the autofocus mechanism is also far from silent, demonstrating a distinct robotic, motorised whirr when changing from close to distant focus;Autofocus isn’t the swiftest;Zoom ring is stiff and jerky at certain portions (between about 150-250mm);It is cumbersome. It looks and feels daft on my piddly Canon 700D.I have yet to decide whether my noise problems are the norm for this lens and/or whether i can put up with them, or if i’ve got a bad copy and need to replace it. Other than its loudness, i do really like this lens.

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