Excerpt: I do a lot of aviation photography at air shows and aviation events. Including R/C model aviation events. I needed a good zoom for my Pentax mount, and this one is wonderful ! I add various filters as needed and have a great time composing pictures with this lens. AF is fast and I think very quiet.
Summary: The Tamron AF 70-300mm lens is just what the doctor ordered. I was looking for a telephoto with a zoom and had talked to a professional about the Tamron series of lenses. He immediately pulled his out of his bag and let me play with it. When I got home I ordered this lens.
Excerpt: This lens works much better than I expected and is also more stoutly constructed than I thought it would be. The manual focus and zoom work smoothly and well and though it takes a little getting used to the macro setting is very useful.
Excerpt: Creates beautiful Macro Photography. Light weight, so it is easy to carry around. The only draw back is removing and re-installing the lens hood, you have to have the lens switch in manual focus mode, or you could damage the lens or your camera, or both.
Summary: I have only had this lens a short time but the macro and af work very well. The lens is pretty long so a go sized camera bag is needed to hold the lens and sun shade. Without any stabilization you may need a tripod when the lens is fully extended. It mounts very easy on my Nikon D3200.
Summary: This lens came with a 6 year warranty link right on the box. It works just like a new one at a fraction of the price. I have waited for years to upgrade from a 18-200mm to this 70-300mm lens, because the cost had been as much as my DSLR. I took my first photos of Mt.
Summary: I have had this lens for a week now. I am not sure if I like it or not, I am trying hard to find a purpose for this lens. This lens is far less sharp at the 300mm than I was hoping for. I bought this lens for wildlife photography.