Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro


Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro


Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2006.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 70-300 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 70 mm the lens brightness is f/4 and at 300 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 62 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "DA17".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro (2006) << The lens you are currently viewing
Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM (2010)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The price
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
Light weight (435 gr)
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Specification
Product Name:Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2006
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/4-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4 at 70 mm
f/5,6 at 300 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 70-300 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  70-300 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  91-390 mmon Canon APS-H
  112-480 mmon Canon APS-C
  70-300 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  105-450 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 13 elements / 9 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:95 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 62 mm
Lens Hood:
DA17(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):76 x 116 mm
Vikt:435 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Tamron):
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Text from Tamron:"Compactness, light weight and affordability are brought together in the Tamron 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di, giving emerging photographers an alternative to the highly lauded SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD. Picture takers eager to bring distant sports or wildlife subjects closer, as well as bringing tiny, close range subjects into clear focus will appreciate the standout macro function, available at focal lengths between 180 and 300mm. Capable of a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 (one half life-size) close-up detail fills the viewfinder. Also, because the macro function is available at the lens´ longer telephoto settings, an extended subject-to-lens working distance is maintained.

Compact top tele-zoom lens with macro 1:2 function. A high mechanical quality combined with excellent optical qualities are the characteristic features of this telephoto lens. This Di lens can be used on a digital APS-C sized or full frame camera. This lens ideally complements standard kit lenses.

A ´Macro Switchover´ mechanism allows a minimum focus distance of 0.95m within the focal length range of 180-300mm. You can fill the entire frame with subjects of apx. 5 x 7cm size, at a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, ideal for capturing images of flowers, insects and objects of similar size. With its 300mm tele-end the lens guarantees ultimate photo fun.

The designation “Di” (Digitally Integrated Design) marks a generation of lenses, which have been specially adapted to the higher requirements of digital SLR cameras (APS-C and full frame).

Please note: The 70-300mm is available with a built-in motor for the Nikon D40, D40X and D60 (Model A17NII) from apx. February 2008. The A17N model which had been available up until February 2008 is only compatible with the D40/D40X/D60 in the MF mode due to the fact it doesn´t have a built-in motor. "
 
Other (eng):There is a version with build in autofocus motor, for Nikon cameras. Check ”Options”
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/tamron-af-4-5-6-70-300-mm-di-ld-macro-an-canon-7d-1041257,923.html
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/tamron-af-4-5-6-70-300-mm-di-ld-macro-an-nikon-d700-1041259,923.html
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=254&sort=7&cat=43&page=2
 
lenstests.com
http://lenstests.com/reviews/tamron-af-70-300mm-f4-5.6-di-ld-macro-1-2
 
lenstests.de
http://lenstests.de/objektive/tamron-af-70-300mm-f4-5.6-di-ld-macro-1-2
 
shutterbug.com
http://shutterbug.com/equipmentreviews/lenses/1206tamron/
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/tamron-slr-lenses-53/telephoto-zoom-slr-lenses-101/278-tamron-af70-300mm-f4-56-di-ld-macro.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro
Different versions of this lens
2006 Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro
2010 Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5,6 Di Macro BIM

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