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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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Comments about Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 SP Di VC USD Lens - Canon Fit:
Very well made generally. Image stabilizer and ultrasonic focus are excellent.Quite bulky but provides user with the ability to have better control over handling stability.Biggest drawback that I have observed with my lens is that the zoom function is not smooth and requires quite a lot of effort to rotate the control. I hope this will ease with use.
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For the money its a great lens superb IQ and IS.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic lens, highly recommended
This lens produces very crisp results and the vibration control works quickly and efficiently noticeably reducing camera shake. The only negative I can find is that the zoom ring is completely hidden when the large lens hood is in the reverse position. I bought the lens specifically for a cruise to Alaska later this year and I believe it will deliver excellent results.
Super for the money.
First the service from this site is mega. This is a super lens married to my canon7d. Excellent picture and bulid quality. Great for wildlife.
(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Very sharp, high contrast. Good value
I use this lens for photographing aeroplanes and birds. I have recently used it at an Air Show and I am very pleased with the results.
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Taken at Waddington Air Show
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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Superbly flexible, quality lens
from Baughurst, Hampshire
Not light but feels well constructed. An excellent lens for its price.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Keen amateur
Got this lens to be able to zoom in on birds etc while walking the countryside and for the price this lens is great!With Tamron's own image stabiliser built in it has enabled me to take some pretty good shots hand held,,,,despite the fact the lens is a bit heavy.The autofocus system is very fast,with the option of full time manual override if you wish which is very good too.I must say am loving this lens...here is a shot taken with it-handheld too!!
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Ooooooft, It's a belter
By Max Dalton
from Coatbridge, Scotland
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Student photographer
I can't say I've found any faults with this lens, It's a great lens, very well made, lightweight too considering it's size. All the images I've taken using auto-focus are sharp, The manual focus override is a useful addition when setting up certain shots. All in all, It's a belter for the price.
from west row fen
able to grate wildlife photos with this lens
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(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Good 'non-L' option
In summary this is a great 'non-L' option for Canon shooters, providing usable results wide open through the whole zoom range (best below 200mm). It is 10-15% cheaper than the Canon equivalent and (if the review sites are to be believed) performance is on a par. Detailed comments from past 6 months usage follow, plus a couple of images which are not at the lens's best settings, but typical real world scenarios.Mainly got this lens for using around London streets and occasional sports/wildlife. For the street it fits the bill well with a good range and minus the hood it is relatively inconspicuous - compared to a white 'L' zoom anyway! It has also been fine for occasional sports and wildlife although it is not long enough or fast enough for anyone serious about these. On the positive side the lens has nice contrast at all settings, good AF performance, full time manual focus, image stabiliser (as good as Canon), sharpness pretty consistent across the frame.My niggles relate to differences between this and my Canon lenses which has taken some getting used to:1. Zoom & manual focus rings are reversed which still takes some thought when chnaging lenses!2.Image Stabiliser (VC) - VC seems to steady the view in the viewfinder more than the 'reality'. Canon IS seems to reflect reality much better. Took a while to work this out, so now I can ignore it and work from the shutter speed I know will give consistent results.
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104mm; F8; ISO 800
300mm; F5.6; ISO 400
Included Accessories: Flower shaped lens hood
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