Is Nikon D3500 and Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM compatible?

Below you will find your chosen camera and lens. Click on the product name for more information.

Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500
Released: 2018
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: DX / APS-C (1.5x)
24 Megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM
Released: 2010
Telephoto Lens (zoom) & Macro
Focal Length: 70-300 mm
Aperture: f/4-5,6

Can you combine these two?

This is the short answer:

Yes! This combination is compatible

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together. Here is a longer answer:

Lens is available with Nikon mount

This lens is manufactured by Tamron but is available with a Nikon mount.
This lens is also available for Canon cameras, so before you buy the lens - make sure you get the right version.

Versitale lens

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Nikon D3500.

Autofocus in lens

To obtain autofocus there has to be an Autofocus motor in either the camera or the lens. This specific lens, Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor and in this case this is critical since Nikon D3500 does not have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. In this case, the autofocus (AF) motor in the lens is what makes it possible to use autofocus.

Read more about Autofocus motor

Focal Length

The Canon camera has a sensor of type DX, a smaller version compared to a Full frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.5x.

Actual Focal Length for this lens:
70-300 mm

Experienced Focal Length with this camera:
105-450 mm

Read more about Crop factor on Nikon cameras

Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Nikon D3500
365 gram

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM
435 gram

Together they have a total weight of 800 gram (equal to 1,76 lb).