Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD


Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD


Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2010.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 70-300 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 70 mm the lens brightness is f/4 and at 300 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
Read more about the aperture and lens brightness
Read more about changing brightness at different focal lengths
Read more about how an image stabilizer works
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro (2006)
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM (2010)
Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD (2010) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Prices and awards
EISA EISA Awards 2010-2011: European Zoom Lens
TIPA TIPA Awards 2011: Best Entry Level Lens
This premium, state-of-the-art, telephoto zoom lens provides users of full-frame and APS-C format digital SLR cameras with a myriad of features that make it stand out in the telephoto zoom class. Built to exacting SP (Super Performance) standards, it features the first-ever Tamron USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for enhanced auto-focusing speed and responsiveness. To assist in handheld, low light shooting the SP 70-300mm incorporates VC (Vibration Compensation); Tamron´s exclusive low-friction tri-axial image stabilisation system.   See homepage
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price
Has a built-in image stabilizer
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2010-2011: European Zoom Lens
The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2011: Best Entry Level Lens
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens has no tripod mount
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
 
Specification
Product Name:Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/4-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4 at 70 mm
f/5,6 at 300 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 70-300 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  70-300 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  91-390 mmon Canon APS-H
  112-480 mmon Canon APS-C
  70-300 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  105-450 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, VC
Closest Focusing Distance:50 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
Included, but no info available
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):81 x 142 mm
Vikt:765 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
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Text from Tamron:"The Tamron SP designation is reserved for lenses developed with special emphasis on extraordinary photographic performance. Engineers are free to innovate in an uncommon atmosphere where optical performance comes before price, resulting in lenses that satisfy the demands of discerning photographers.

Fast becoming a benchmark for this category, the SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC is an ideal choice for a two-zoom system—complimenting a wide-to-moderate-tele zoom perfectly. Delivering class-leading sharpness, brilliant color and striking contrast, discriminative APS-C and full-frame digital SLR photographers alike are quick to laud its performance. The first lens to feature Tamron´s USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) auto-focus drive mechanism and VC (Vibration Compensation)* image stabilization, these proprietary technologies are teamed with XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass in a 17 element, 12 group formula. APS-C-sensor photographers will enjoy extreme telephoto subject magnification, with a resulting picture angle range approximating a 109-465mm lens on a 35mm film or full-frame DSLR. Sharpness, enhanced by Tamron´s exclusive tri-axial VC image stabilization is amazing. Combating blur from camera shake, Tamron VC enables shooting handheld at as many as four shutter speeds slower than would be possible otherwise. Full-time manual focus makes fine tuning easy.

In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron’s Anniversary lens - the SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD - utilizes an advanced optical design that features a LD ( Low Dispersion) and an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element made from specialized materials that prevent chromatic aberration. As a result, the SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class.

In addition, it is the first Tamron lens to include a USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron’s very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism. This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, racing, or other fast-moving subjects. The lens also boasts Tamron’s proprietary VC ( Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to assist in hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom.

This combination of best in class image resolution, Ultrasonic Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation is a new achievement of Tamron technology, culminating in the production of a premium 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens. "
 
Other (eng):Model A005
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
bobatkins.com
http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/reviews/tamron_70-300_vc_review.html
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/tamron-af-4-5-6-70-300-mm-di-vc-usd-an-nikon-d700-1038818,923.html
 
dyxum.com (reviews by users)
http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/Tamron-SP-70-300mm-f/4-5.6-Di-VC-USD_review595.html
 
ephotozine.com
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-sp70-300mm-f-4-5-6-di-vc-usd-interchangeable-lens-review-14690
 
focus-numerique.com
http://www.focus-numerique.com/test-1182/objectif-tamron-70-300mm-f4-5_6-presentation-caracteristiques-1.html
 
lenstip.com
http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=284
 
photozone.de
http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/619-tamron70300f456fx
 
photozone.de
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/592-tamron70300f456vceosapsc
 
photozone.de
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/583-tamron70300f456eosff
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Tamron-70-300mm-f-4-5.6-Di-VC-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD
Different versions of this lens
2006 Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro
2010 Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM
2010 Tamron AF SP 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di VC USD

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