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The Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di (with AF Motor) lens offers a lightweight, compact, high-image-quality telephoto zoom lens with macro capability of 1:2, that can be used with digital cameras. The Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di + motor lens is a Di type lens using an optical system with improved multi-coating, which has been designed to function with digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras. With the Tamron AF 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, the Tamron AF 70-300mm is a zoom lens that offers the distant capture and foreshortening effect that can be normally found in the 300mm ultra-telephoto world. More
Main Features of the Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di with AF Motor - Nikon Fit
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 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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I would recommend this lens
from Stockton on Tees
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di with AF Motor - Nikon Fi:
Bought this lens second hand off a fellow shutterbug to compliment my 18 -200 and also for the macro ability. Played around with it and it focuses up pretty quickly even in macro. It's primary use in my arsenal is for macro but it will also be handy for visits to my local RSPB reserve. It is a bit weighty but don't let that put you off what is a great lens for the money.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
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from Romford Essex
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
pretty good lens for the price
About Me Getting started
As a 'Newbie' am still learning the range of shots that can be taken. I like the sharpness of the shots, Macro and Zoom, glad to have my Monopod though, the Lens seems quite heavy to me, probably it's my arthritic wrist can't take the weight for long periods. All in all, glad I bought it.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Good for starting out
I use this lens wih my Nikon D3100 and is great as a beginner lens when you need a bit more reach.
good lens at good price
About Me Casual user
wanting to improve my entry level kit I wanted a zoom lens but didn't want to spend too much, the Tamrom lens is perfect. Whilst it can be argued the focus is a little slow, so long as you take this into account when setting up shots it does the job perfectly. Build quality is good too, and compares well with others of a much higher price tag
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Good lens for the budget-concious
About Me Semi-Professional
I, a semi-pro, used one of these nice little lenses as a stand-in whilst awaiting an insurance claim on a much more costly Nikon telezoom that had to be replaced.Initially, I got poor results as it was so light in comparison to my old lens that I got camera shake, maybe as my full-frame Nikon D700 was much heavier than the lens itself. Once used to it, though I got some pretty nice shots.Looking back at shots taken in Bath and London, including London Zoo, most would be indistinguishable to those I might have taken with my current - and this lens' replacement, Tamron's flagship SP vibration control 70-300mm, about three times the price.Sharpness was very crisp up to about 200mm, becoming fairly soft at 300mm, but still usable for most photographers, retaining good contrast and making images very viewable. Pincushion distortion (straight lines at the edges bowing inwards) isn't bad and shouldn't worry its target buyer too much.The macro facility is useful and ideal for those who want to try close-up photography and is a nice bonus to consider when comparing which low-cost telezoom to buy. I didn't use the facility much but remember at being nicely surprised how good the quality was. Returning back to normal photography after was a bit of a task, if done in a hurry - i.e if a butterfly flies beyond the zone of focus that the macro feature covered.I understand that the construction uses an amount of high grade plastic for some lens elements - glass is heavy - to achieve the low weight. And, why not? Aren't most spectacle lenses made of such?My four stars is awarded on a value/features/usability/performance ratio and if you want pin sharp 16x12" prints taken at 300mm, this lens might disappoint, at lesser sizes or lower focal lengths, it may well do and as such is just a bit of a bargain.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic value for money
By Demonic Meerkat
Firstly, this lens is excellent value for money. You get a 70-300mm zoom lens with full auto focus and a macro function built in. this is not just a good starting lens, it is just a good lens!The down points- macro setting is fiddly and good for a multi function lens but no substitute for a dedicated macro lens. To switch from macro back to zoom the lens needs to be switch to manual focus and the focus ring turned back.
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Water lillies taken with macro function
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
I recently bought this for my Nikon D40x and thought it was a bargain to be quite honest. I was unable to afford the Nikon equivalent and this one seemed the next best option. I was very pleased with it from the word go. Its durable, strong and is a good weight. The focus is sharp up to about the 180mm to 200mm mark then it becomes soft up to 300mm. The auto-focus is quite accurate and my only criticism would be it is quite loud, but other than that it is a bargain of a lense for the price.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Tamron 70 - 300mm Tele-Macro
from Feltham, West London
The build quality is impressive and feels really strong when you hold it. Zooming and out is smooth but the AF is a little noisy and a little on the slow side but if you can deal with that then I would really recommend this lens because the value for money is great!All in all, very impressed!Tom DanielsStageOne Photography
(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Equivalent to the price
Tamron lens is very good buy. Apart autofocus which should be more precision. I vaery like makro mode. Pictures are stunning.
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