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Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro (A17P, A017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8628 reviews of Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro (A17P, A017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good feedback.

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On average, users rate this product 88/100 and experts rate this product 76/100.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro (A17P, A017)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 713 user reviews of Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro (A17P, A017) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 PentaxTamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 Pentax

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro (A17P, A017)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 909 user reviews of Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro (A17P, A017) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The usability and size also get good feedback.

price, size, usability, reliability, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens for Konica Minolta and Sony Digital SLR Cameras (Model A17M)Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens for Konica Minolta and Sony Digital SLR Cameras (Model A17M)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens Review

 

The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens features a popular and useful focal length range, a nice design, USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) AF and VC (Vibration Compensation) for a very affordable price .

Jan, 2012

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 AF Review

 

While the larger pixels on our full-frame EOS-5D test bed helped some aspects of this lens' performance, its distortion and vignetting become quite high when you ask it to cover the full 35mm frame. Stopped down, it might do in a pinch, but if you've...

Expert review by : Julia Silber (popphoto.com)

Lens Test: Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DIVC USD AF

 

Tailor-made for wildlife and sports shooters, this third-generation 70–300mm full-frame telezoom in Tamron's SP line adds Vibration Compensation (VC) plus two innovations: an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) focusing motor for near-silent AF, and an...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Photocrati Staff (photocrati.com)

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 AF Review Round-Up

 

If you own or have used this lens, let us know what you think! Leave your comments and thoughts below. Get information and user reviews for this lens from Amazon: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras SLR...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Patrick Budmar (goodgearguide.com.au)

Tamron AF70-300mm lens review

 

This Tamron takes zooming capability beyond your everyday kit lens

Well built and powerful lens ; Great zoom performance

Can feel a bit heavy ; Lens can’t be used if hood is inverted

The Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di VC USD is a good addition for any growing camera setup. It can facilitate clear and bright looking shots at full zoom, and it's also useful for portraits.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Matthew Richards (techradar.com)

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro review

 

Light in weight and price for a full-frame telephoto zoom lens

Only a third of the price of some budget telephoto zooms ; Decent optical performance at the short end of the zoom range ; Quite light in weight for a full-frame lens

Lacks Tamron's Vibration Correction stabiliser ; Poor sharpness in the 250-300mm zoom range ; Basic autofocus system is very sluggish

One of Tamron's Digitally Integrated (Di) lenses, the AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro is designed for use on both full-frame and APS-C-sized cameras. It's available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sony fit and, on APS-C bodies, the effective zoom range is...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Patrick Budmar (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Tamron AF70-300mm lens review

 

This Tamron takes zooming capability beyond your everyday kit lens

Well built and powerful lens ; Great zoom performance

Can feel a bit heavy ; Lens can’t be used if hood is inverted

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro

 
Jun, 2008

Expert review by : photozone.de (photozone.de)

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di macro (Pentax K) - Review / Lab Test Report

 

Regarding its extremely low price tag you can't really expect a stellar performance from the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di macro but from a value perspective it is fairly amazing what it can give you. The resolution is very good till 200mm. At 300mm...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di

 

Tamron has formulated this lens to be suitable for digital cameras and film cameras, with an imaging circle covering the 35mm sized frame...

Good macro, nice design

Average performance, slow AF

Good macro and a nice design, but control over fringing fails to impress and you need to stop down to get best results

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Kit includes: ♦ 1) Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens for Canon EOS MT ♦ 2) Vivitar 62mm Series 1 UV Multi-Coated Glass Filter ♦ 3) Precision Design Deluxe 6 Piece Lens & Digital SLR Cleaning Kit ♦ 4) CapKeeper 2 Lens Cap Strap The Tamron 70-300mm is a compact, lightweight, ultra-tele zoom that is ideal for taking pictures at a distance particularly when the subject is difficult to approach such as in nature and wildlife photography as well as at sporting and theatrical events. It also enables you to isolate your subject from the background for eye-catching, dramatic portraits. This versatile lens has macro capability with a magnification of 1:2 for incredible half-lifesize close-ups of small objects such as flowers, insects, jewelry, and coins. Tamron's Di (Digitally Integrated) design uses improved multi-coatings optimized for both Digital and Film SLR Cameras. This lens also incorporates LD (Low Dispersion) glass to correct chromatic aberration, resulting in clear, sharp, and beautifully vivid images. This high-quality Vivitar UV Filter blocks the invisible UV component of light from the sky, which can cause blur and to which many color films react with a blue cast. UV Filters are ideal for photography in high altitudes (in the mountains), by the sea and in regions with very clean air. The pictures gain brilliance and disturbing blue casts are avoided. Keep your lens cap securely attached to your lens with the convenient, simple-to-use CapKeeper. Never lose a lens cap again! This 6-piece cleaning kit contains everything you'll ever need to properly clean your lenses, including a Hurricane Air Blower, Lens Cleaning Tissues, Lens Cloth, Lens Cleaning Liquid, Brush and Cotton Swabs.

Design

Color of product:Black

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):4 - 5.6
Closest Focusing Distance:37.4 / 59.1
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):34
Diagonal angle of view (min):8
Focal length range (f-f):2.76 - 11.8 / 7.09 - 11.8
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Image sensor format:APS-C / APS-C, Full frame
Lens mount interface:Nikon D
Lens structure:13/9 / 17/12 / 9/13
Lens structure (elements/groups):13/9 / 17/12 / 9/13
Lens Type:Macro / Tele zoom / Telephoto
Macro ratio:1:2
Maximum aperture number:22 / 32 / 45 / 5.6 / F32
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):18.3
Minimum aperture number:32 / 4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.29
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Viewing angle, horizontal:29-7 / 34
Viewing angle, vertical:19-4 / 8
Zoom type:Turn

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):3.02 x 3.02 x 4.59
Magnification:1:2 / 1:4

Packaging Content

Lens hood: Yes

Performance

Auto focus: Yes
Camera brands compatibility:Canon, Nikon, Sony / Nikon / Pentax / Sony
Compatibility:Canon / Nikon / Nikon AF-S / NIKON, CANON, SONY, PENTAX / Pentax / Sony
Compatible products:Canon / Canon EOS DSLR / Nikon / Nikon AF-S / Nikon DSLR / NIKON, CANON, SONY, PENTAX / Pentax / Sony
Lens hood: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Maximum magnification:2 / 4
Ultrasonic motor (USM): Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:3.02 / 3.21
Filter size:2.44
Length:4.61 / 5.63 / 5.94
Weight:15.3 / 27