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Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD
8.5 out of 10

Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD

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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
20 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro lens also lacks internal focusing, so the front element extends and rotates during focusing.
  • Pros: Only a third of the price of some budget telephoto zooms, Decent optical performance at the short end of the zoom range, Quite light in weight for a full-frame lens
  • Cons: Lacks Tamron's Vibration Correction stabiliser, Poor sharpness in the 250-300mm zoom range, Basic autofocus system is very sluggish
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 8
7.5
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Review

What Digital Camera
1 November 2010
  • Summary: This is a very usable lens if you can live without IS (eg. if you'll be using it on a tripod), users on a tight budget and those who will make use of its close-focusing (though not true macro) capability.
  • Pros: Close-up facility
  • Cons: No image stabilisation
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REVIEW: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro

photodo
12 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Lens guru, Gary Wolstenholme tests the Tamron 70-300mm zoom lens. Is it worth the relaively low price or should it be relegated to the bargain bin? Often after purchasing a camera complete with standard kit lens, many will look for a telephoto zoom to extend their reach when photographing distant...
  • Pros: Lightweight, Resolution at shorter focal lengths, Macro feature, Good value for money, Good resistance to ghosting and flare
  • Cons: Slow autofocus, Rotating front element may make it difficult to use a polariser
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Overall 4
4.0

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro review

TechRadar UK
20 November 2011
  • Summary: Light in weight and price for a full-frame telephoto zoom lens
  • Pros: Only a third of the price of some budget telephoto zooms, Decent optical performance at the short end of the zoom range, Quite light in weight for a full-frame lens
  • Cons: Lacks Tamron's Vibration Correction stabiliser, Poor sharpness in the 250-300mm zoom range, Basic autofocus system is very sluggish
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro

ePHOTOzine
16 March 2010
  • Summary: For a budget lens, the Tamron 70-300mm performs surprisingly well, producing images with excellent resolution at shorter focal lengths. The Macro feature is a useful addition, offering an introduction to close-up photography that should yield excellent results if used within its limitations.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Resolution at shorter focal lengths, Macro feature, Good value for money, Good resistance to ghosting and flare
  • Cons: Slow autofocus, Rotating front element may make it difficult to use a polariser
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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Overall quality 5
5.0
Build quality 6
6.0

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di macro (Pentax K) - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
11 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Regarding its extremely low price tag you can't really expect a stellar performance from the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di macro but from a value perspective it is fairly amazing what it can give you. The resolution is very good till 200mm. At 300mm there's a drop in quality especially at f/5.6.
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Tamron AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2

iNikon.ru
2 September 2011

Expert Review

Foto.ru
17 January 2010
  • Excerpt: Легкий и компактный длиннофокусный зум Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro одинаково удобен для работы как с цифровыми, так и с пленочными зеркальными камерами. Объектив охватывает наиболее часто используемые расстояния в длиннофокусном диапазоне, поэтому может с успехом применяться для выполнения...
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2

[origo] vásárlás
12 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Gyártó: Tamron Modell: AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Tulajdonságok: Gyújtótávolság: 70-300 mm Kompatibilitás: Nikon Felépítés: 13 lencsetag/9 csoport Filter méret: 62 mm Apertura tartomány: 4/5.6 - 22...
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
13 December 2006
  • Summary: Porównanie Sigmy 70-300 APO i Tamrona 70-300 mm pokazuje, że to bardzo podobne instrumenty. Jakość uzyskiwanych z nich obrazów jest zbliżona - wręcz identyczne rozdzielczości oraz prawie takie same zachowanie pod względem komy, astygmatyzmu, dystorsji czy winietowania.
  • Pros: dobra ostrość obrazu w zakresie ogniskowych od 70 do 200 mm,, dobre światło f/4.5 trzymane aż do ogniskowej 200 mm,, bardzo małe winietowanie,, mała dystorsja,, dość dobrze korygowana koma,, bardzo dobry stosunek jakości do ceny,, metalowy bagnet w tej klasie cenowej to rzadkość.
  • Cons: słaba jakość obrazu dla 300 mm,, nietypowa powierzchnia ostrego obrazu w środku zakresu ogniskowych,, zbyt duża aberracja chromatyczna dla 300 mm,, bardzo słaba praca pod ostre światło,, wolny, głośny i zawodny autofokus.
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