Excerpt: Used to photo birds in flight , animals , landscape & general walk around ops. Lens is sharp thru out the range & the VR is superior to previous lens. The value of this lens is underestimated.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The AF-S 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED was purchased as a mate for a Tamron 17-50 SP lens, both intended for use on hiking and camping trips as well as still life work. The 70 and 300 focal lengths were tested with a tripod and wired release, with the mirror up; the zoom and manual focus action is smooth...
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens in spite of reading about it being soft. I have to say I did not have this problem at all. On the contrary, it's quite sharp.I'm a wildlife photographer and I do sometimes get a bit disappointed when it takes too long to focus.
Excerpt: I've used this a few times to take photos of band festival performances, and it gets me up close for great action shots. Image stabilization works well, and the range of zoom allows me to vary the shots from whole-band to individuals.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Excerpt: People, architectural details, wildlife. Good and crisp images on a clear day. Focus speed is good. Well made and feels solid. It is heavy and not great in low light so a pod is going to be part of your kit
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction