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Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
9.4 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 6
6.0

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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
  • Cons: Lens Creep, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Winner of the Budget-Zoom Blunderbowl?

jt354, B&H Photo
13 March 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Customer service, Inaccurate focus, Vc Performance
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Overall 6
6.0

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

Photographer, B&H Photo
5 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This durable lens is a nice lens for the price.
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

bigd, Adorama
5 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Lake shots of eagles, landscape, and pulling people on tubes behind boat Great lens below 200mm. Terrible above, thought I had great shots of sail boat race, boy was I disappointed.
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Overall 6
6.0

I wanted to love this...but couldn't

L. Dippold, Amazon
27 April 2013
  • 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 .
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Overall 6
6.0

A little soft

Magic Marker, B&H Photo
4 December 2012
  • Excerpt: It's OK for the price, but needed a lot of sharpening in post-processing. I returned it.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Lens

Wedge, Adorama
24 September 2012
  • 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
  • Cons: Durable
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Wedge, Adorama
24 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Heavy & Bulky

My Kids Mom, B&H Photo
10 January 2012
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Ethan's mom, Adorama
9 January 2012
  • 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.
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