Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with A Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di USD Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di USD lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD is compatible with cameras that have a Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD has a maximum diameter of 82mm and total length of 143mm when not extended. It weighs 765g / 27.0 oz.
Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD has a filter thread of 62mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD:
Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD 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 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD 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 Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD 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.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.5m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Telephoto Zoom type Sony Alpha mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD 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 f45 at 300mm .
Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 12 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 LD glass element
- 1 XLD glass element
Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 USD is available in Black color.
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