Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
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Nice lens for casual use
SithTracy, B&H Photo
27 March 2014
Excerpt: I wanted something a little longer and to use with filters. The Canon 70-300L was out of my price range for my needs. Overall it is pretty darn sharp but slow to focus. As a Canon shooter, the zoom ring is a little awkward to use. This is my only Tamron lens.
Excerpt: The inexpensive telephoto zoom market is filled with several fatally-flawed competitors. On an APS-C (crop) camera, the Canon 55-250mm EF-S is revered for its strong optical performance for the price, but sports a cheap plastic lens mount.
Pros: Good sharpness, Inexpensive, Silent autofocus
Summary: I purchased this lens with mixed feelings, but really wanted to love it. I needed a zoom with a longer reach for a zoo photography class I was taking, and had narrowed the field to this lens, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM , and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM .
Excerpt: I was happy to get this lens, it takes great photos. Focus is nice and fast, the image quality is great.BUTAfter less than two weeks the lens stopped working. Now I have to send it in for repairs. Not happy. We shall see what the turn around time is, and how much hassle the future holds.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I was happy to get this lens, it takes great photos. Focus is nice and fast, the image quality is great. BUT After less than two weeks the lens stopped working. Now I have to send it in for repairs. Not happy. We shall see what the turn around time is, and how much hassle the future holds.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to replace my Canon 75-300mm budget lens. My Canon had no extras at all- the cheapest one you could buy. I was really expecting to see a major improvement and better picture quality. I honestly did not notice much improvement.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable
Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
Excerpt: This is a good zoom lens for the money. When I originally bought this lens I had in mind this would be an all around lens. This is not. It is really only a zoom lens. I went to shoot some photos and only had this lense I found I had to stand way back just to get a decent shot.