Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with KAF Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Pentax KAF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD is compatible with cameras that have a Pentax KAF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF lenses are Pentax K-3 III Monochrome, Pentax KF and Pentax K-3 III.
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD has a maximum diameter of 77mm and total length of 117mm when not extended. It weighs 435g / 15.3 oz.
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD has a filter thread of 62mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD:
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD has a focal range of 70-300mm and 4.3X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 105 - 450mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS in Pentax KAF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD With Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Zoom type Pentax KAF mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 70mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 300mm .
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 9 groups .
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is DA-17.
Tamron AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 LD is available in Black color.
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