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9.3 out of 10

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
20 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The only disappointment with the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD is a lack of sharpness at the longest telephoto zoom setting, at anything outside an aperture range of f/8-16.
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens

The Digital Picture
24 December 2009
  • Excerpt: The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens features a popular and useful focal length range, a nice design, USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) AF and VC (Vibration Compensation) for a very affordable price .
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Expert Review

photo.net
23 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC is surprisingly good optically. It is merely a little bit less sharp compared to my Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S, stopped down to f/5.6. The Tamron does have more chromatic aberration, i.e. color fringing in light-to-dark transitions. Construction wise it is very typical consumer grade with mostly plastic components, but the lens mount is metal; I consider that adequate.
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REVIEW: Tamron SP70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD

photodo
5 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at Tamron's first lens to include both an Ultrasonic focusing motor and Vibration Compensation.
  • Pros: Very good optical performance, Good build quality, Ultrasonic drive, Effective vibration compensation system
  • Cons: Focusing a little slower than other silent focusing systems I've used.
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Lens Test: Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DIVC USD AF

Pop Photo
1 November 2002
  • Excerpt: Tailor-made for wildlife and sports shooters, this third-generation 70–300mm full-frame telezoom in Tamron’s SP line adds Vibration Compensation (VC) plus two innovations: an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) focusing motor for near-silent AF, and an element of what Tamron calls XLD glass, a relatively inexpensive low-dispersion glass that the company claims suppresses chromatic aberration as well as fluorite does.
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Tamron’s SP AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD; Ultrasonic Silent Drive—Quiet, Fast Autofocusing

Shutterbug
1 March 2001
  • Excerpt: For the first time, Tamron has incorporated an Ultrasonic Silent Drive, or USD, with full-time manual override in this zoom lens, making it a competitive technology with Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, Canon’s Ultrasonic Motor (USM), and Sony’s Super Sonic wave Motor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD review

TechRadar UK
20 November 2011
  • Summary: Tamron's feature-rich new 70-300mm telephoto lens aims to go top of the class
  • Pros: Fast and near-silent USD autofocus, with full-time manual override, Very effective 4-stop Vibration Correction, Sharp at all but the longest zoom setting
  • Cons: Lacks sharpness at 300mm zoom setting with widest f/5.6 aperture, £50 more expensive than Sigma's 70-300mm OS lens
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SP 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD

LensTip.com
4 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2011-02-01 on Optyczne.pl What type of lens is currently the most common on the market? If you start to think about it the answer might surprise you. The biggest number of models you can find in the class of amateur telephoto lenses with focal lengths starting from 50-100 mm and ending at 300 mm.
  • Cons: significant chromatic aberration in the whole focal lengths range,, image resolution at 300 mm could have been at least a bit better.
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Overall 9
9.0

Tamron SP70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD review

ePHOTOzine
22 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at Tamron's first lens to include both an Ultrasonic focusing motor and Vibration Compensation.
  • Pros: Very good optical performance, Good build quality, Ultrasonic drive, Effective vibration compensation system
  • Cons: Focusing a little slower than other silent focusing systems I've used.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
3 January 2010
  • Excerpt: The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SP DI VC USD features both Low Dispersion (LD) and Extra Low Dispersion (XLD) lens elements to help correct chromatic aberration and is also fitted with an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) motor, as well as Tamron's Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism to reduce the effects of camera shake.
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