In this review, we will be comparing Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III and Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6, two Telephoto Zoom lenses from Tamron and Sony. Both lenses have the same focal range of 70-300mm but different max apertures: Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III has a max aperture of F4.5-6.3 while the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a max aperture of F4.5 - F5.6.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III and Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III and the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III
||Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III is the longer of the two lenses at 148mm. The Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 with a length of 144mm is 4mm shorter. On the other hand, the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 has a larger diameter of 84mm compared to Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III's 77mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III weighs 545g, which means it is 309g (36%) lighter than the Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 which has a weight of 854g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron 70-300 F4.5-6.3 Di III and Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.