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9.2 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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Overall 4
4.0

OK for the price, but the price is low..

terjeber, B&H Photo
28 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I got this to capture the kids from a little ways away etc, and I have been so-so happy with it. It is sharp and nice from 70 and out towards 200, but after that the lens gets really soft, really fast. Perhaps I am too much of a pixel-peeper or something, but I am not at all happy with the performance on the long end. You can also check out the DxO mark on this lens, and you will immediately see it under-performs once you go past 200.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

When it works, it's amazing.

Romanos, Amazon
4 April 2013
  • Summary: This is my 3rd tamron lens mostly because I cannot typically afford more expensive canon lenses. I had tamron's original hit, the 70-200 all purpose lens and towards the end of its life, it started having communication errors where it would force me to turn off my camera, and then detach, re-attach, and re-start my camera. Unfortunately, this lens is now suffering from the same problem. The more I use the lens, the more frequently I get error messages...
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Overall 4
4.0

Very disappointing

Trina, B&H Photo
14 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I was so disappointed in this lens...I was never able to get a good clear picture with it, the kit lens this lens was to replace, takes much clearer pictures. The lens is also HUGE, and very heavy, so it you have issues with weight this would be a good one to pass on, and to add insult to injury it cost me about 25 dollars to send it back.
  • Pros: Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Worth The Money

Lorfious, B&H Photo
15 May 2012
  • Excerpt: After reading a ton of reviews on this lens I decided to order one and give it a try. Complete waste of time and money!! In mid day harsh sunlight the lens actually performs OK. It's far from tack sharp but for getting that soft glamour look in the middle of the day, it's pretty good.HOWEVER!!Auto Focus is HORRIBLE! Slow, Inaccurate and even when you think you got the shot... Nope!
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Works OK in BRIGHT sun
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Inaccurate Auto Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0

70-399mm f4-5.6 Di VC Tamron

ditman, B&H Photo
21 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I have purchased three other lens from Tamron one of them was 70-300mm model A17. I was counting on the A005 to replace the A17. The testing of the two against each was a total surprise,Results of my humble comparison was 7 photos out of 50 taken with the new a005 with very pronounced blurring. Blurring was at different F stops.So back it goes to B&H.[...].All the other lens from Tamron were excellent.
  • Pros: Great feel
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Overall 4
4.0

Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon

Phantom Scribbler, Amazon
22 October 2012
  • Summary: Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon. I bought this lens, as I had some cashback to use against it. It arrived and it had an F-- error. Took it off and re-attached it worked ok once and had the same fault. Sent it back for a refund (which was quick and painless).
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Overall 4
4.0

Great lens - but grey import, beware.

Ianc, Amazon
13 February 2012
  • Summary: Despite specifically avoiding the cheaper Amazon partners from Germany etc and ordering from Amazon themselves, this lens was a grey import. There was no guarantee card in the box and when I went to register it on the Tamron website using the lens serial number it said that the lens would have no warranty of any type and certainly not their 5 year warranty. Beware.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not eligible for Tamron extended warranty

N. Bennett, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: Great lens at a great price - has dropped down £20 since I bought it last week, and still eligible for £30 cash back until 15/01/12, yet to try it out in anger but a word of caution. Tamron offer a free 5-year extended guarantee for all their lenses sourced from an authorised dealer via the Tamron UK website ([...
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Overall 4
4.0

Très décevant

Ovide, Amazon
19 February 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Bon rapport performance/prix mais qualité insuffisante

HA, Amazon
19 February 2014
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