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The Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 SP Di VC USD Lens offers unparalleled optical performance in a fast and steady telephoto zoom. Its advanced design features an LD (Low Dispersion) and an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element to help prevent chromatic aberration and provide sharp contrast. The 70-300mm f4-5.6 SP Di VC USD is the first Tamron lens to be equipped with a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron's very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism for faster focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, wildlife, or other fast-moving subjects. In addition, Tamron's VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization assists hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions. This combination of technology and quality optics makes the Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 SP Di VC USD Lens a premium telephoto zoom lens for both professional and enthusiast users of full-frame and APS-C format digital SLR cameras. More
VC (Vibration Compensation)
In lens stabilisation - The proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism features a triaxial configuration using three pairs of driving coils and slide balls around the compensator group of the lens' optical system. The lens incorporates a highly accurate gyro sensor for detecting hand-shake, and offers comfortable anti-vibration effects.
SP (Super Performance)
Professional class lens; currently the best lenses made by Tamron for the consumer market.
Di (Digitally Integrated)
Is the designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras. These lenses may be used on cameras with full format (FF) or APS-C sensors (with a crop factor relative to the camera).
USD Ultrasonic Silent Drive
Tamron’s USD works with high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations which are produced by a ring called a ‘stator’. Energy from the vibrations is used to rotate an attached metallic ring known as a ‘rotor’. Piezoelectric ceramic, an element that produces ultrasonic vibrations when voltage of a specific frequency is applied is arranged in a ring formation on the stator. This electrode configuration of piezoelectric ceramic causes two ultrasonic vibrations to occur in the stator. By effectively combining these two ultrasonic vibrations, it is possible to convert the energy from the vibrations that produced simple motion into energy known as ‘deflective traveling waves’, which then moves around the circumference (rotation direction) of the ring. With the USD, the friction between these deflective traveling waves created on the metallic surface of the stator and the surface of the rotor produce force, causing the rotor to rotate. The focusing ring of the lens, which is linked to the rotor, is thus moved, creating a fast and smooth auto-focus drive.
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Cracking lens love it
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 SP Di VC USD Lens - Canon Fit:
Great for taking pics at sporting events or out on the water with dolphins
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good lens for the money
Great lens for the money
I bought this to replace Tamron's cheaper 70-300mm lens, and so far (after a a couple of months' use) I haven't been disappointed.The general picture quality is a massive step up, the Vibration Control seems to do its stuff, and the lens is very quick to focus.The only real downside for me is that the lens is noticeably heavier and chunkier than the lens it replaced, although it still isn't ridiculously heavy or large.
best telephoto zoom for the price
This is a very sharp lens even wide open,it is well built , if slightly bulky (well it is a big telephoto )I am delighted with it.
More bang for the buck than canon
Great lens, costs less than its canon equivalent but out performs it in every way. Sharper, less chromatic aberrations and flaring, the VC is simply excellent, one might even say it is too good! only negative (which is a minor thing) i have noticed is the zoom ring rotates the other way compared to canons (but same way as nikons) so that will take some time getting used to. Would recommend whole heartedly!
very good lens
By Baked Bean Boogie
from Millom, Cumbria
Very good lens, the autofocus stopped working on my old Canon 70 200m f/4 L lens so i decided it was time to replace it, with being on a budget other L lenses were out of my reach (as i wanted a lens with further reach), i had a scan around review sites and flickr groups and discovered this lens was getting praise from everywhere, i am very glad i bought it
Fantastic lens at any money!
I bought this lens to capture action at a distance. I use it for sporting events and wildlife. The quality of photographs taken, even on full telephoto is superb, especially for the price! The image stabilization works incredibly well and action photos suffer virtually no blur even handheld in adverse conditions. I compared it to a friend's Canon IS USM, costing almost 4 times as much, on exactly the same shots and we both agreed that the images from the Tamron were at least as good and in many cases better! Brilliant!
Great replacement lens
About Me Semi-pro Photographer, Student
I had a Tamron 70-300mm lens for about 3 years which stopped working after a lot of use. I found Tamron to be very good quality, so I decided to upgrade to this Tamron lens with the same focal length, but better quality features.It is heavier than my previous lens, but I find the heavier the lens, the better the quality, so this is not an issue.I am still a Photography student at University, but I like to specialise in animal/wildlife photography, and this is a great portable lens for this field. The price is reasonable, and I am very pleased with this purchase, as it is a lens I rely on - I would certainly recommend this lens, it is a good lens to have in your kit, and is very versatile.
Fantastic Lens as a kit upgrade.
Wanted to upgrade kit lens 55-250. After reading lots of reviews decided on this. As I have other Tam lens' I was fairly sure this would be good.I was wrong!Its bloody great!!! :)Really very pleased with this. Build quality is good. Feels nice and substantial in your hand. No lightweight flimsy stuff going on.IQ is awesome for the money. Really great quality pics from this.Vc is very very good indeed.In short. I love this lens! :)
A very nice lens
A great lens that compliments my Canon EOS 550D
Included Accessories: Flower shaped lens hood
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