In this review, we will be comparing Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD for the F(FX) Mount and Nikon 70-300mm f4-5.6G for the F(FX) Mount, two Telephoto Zoom lenses from Tamron and Nikon. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 70-300mm focal range and a max aperture of F4.0 - F5.6 so they are very comparable in this regard.
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 AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD and Nikon 70-300mm f4-5.6G lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD and the Nikon 70-300mm f4-5.6G for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD
||Nikon 70-300mm f4-5.6G
Size and Weight Comparison
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. Nikon 70-300mm f4-5.6G weighs 425g, 2% (10g) lighter than the Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD's weight of 435g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD and Nikon 70-300mm f4-5.6G has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD is also available in Canon EF , Sony Alpha and Pentax KAF mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 70-300mm and the fastest aperture of F4.0 - F5.6.