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Tamron now offers a lightweight, compact, high-image-quality telephoto zoom lens with macro capability of 1:2 that can be used with digital cameras. This new lens is a Di type lens using an optical system with improved multi-coating designed to function with digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras.
Tamron now offers a lightweight, compact, high-image-quality telephoto zoom lens with macro capability of 1:2 that can also be used with digital cameras—the AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 (Model A17).
The new lens is a Di type lens using an optical system with improved multi-coating designed to function with digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras. With this 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens, flipping a macro switch in the focal length range of 180mm to 300mm obtains a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at a minimum focus distance as short as 95cm (37.4”), enabling close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other objects that normally require the use of a specially designed macro lens. Moreover, this is a zoom lens that casually offers the distant capture and foreshortening effect pleasures of the 300mm ultra-telephoto world.
Improved Coatings Transform Zoom Lens into a Di Type Lens Designed for Digital SLR Cameras
By employing “Internal Surface Coatings” (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements) and new multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements, ghosting and flare due to reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and reflections caused by the imagers themselves are reduced to the absolute minimum. Additionally, upgraded advanced quality control raises the level of resolution performance standards and prevents flare due to aberrations, resulting in a telephoto zoom lens suitable for photography with interchangeable-lens type digital SLR cameras.
Macro Effect of 1:2 in Telephoto Zoom Range
Flipping a macro switch in the focal length range of 180mm to 300mm allows entry into the macro range, for photography as close as 95cm (37.4”) from the subject. In the macro range, one can take advantage of the telephoto effect and a maximum magnification ratio up to 1:2. (In normal shooting ranges, the minimum focus distance is 1.5m.) In addition, since the focal length in the macro range spans from 180mm to 300mm, zooming can also be used to adjust composition.
Designed for Use on Both Digital and 35mm Film Cameras
The ultra-long telephoto zoom covering up to 465mm equivalent can be used on a digital SLR camera, while the wide-end 70mm can be used with a conventional 35mm film SLR camera for portraits and other moderately mid-range shots.
Below is an image taken by Katie Dix in the wex team using the Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens.
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Comments about Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 AF Di LD Macro Lens - Pentax Fit:
Have not used the Kit 50-200mm lens since purchasing this. Have had some great macros
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Not the best
Good price for a zoom, but very slow to focus with improvement when camera set to sports/action mode. Jerky zoom action I'm hoping will become smoother with use.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
A great value zoom
from Swansea, UK
For the money there can't be better in this class. AF is precise and although not lightning fast, is far from slow. There have been compaints regarding purple fringing at the far end on the zoom but I've found this only really occurs in high contrast situations. Easily avoided by zooming out slightly or a change of composition direction. Can also be remedied quite easily in post processing. The macro facility is an added bonus to this lens and again, easily accessed. Getting out of macro mode also appears to cause some problems ( mainly to those who haven't read the manual). It's a simple operation which just involves turning the focus ring to infinity and switching it off.Well built and simple to use it can't be beaten for the price.
Included Accessories: Lens hood
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