Tamron SP AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di Ultra Silent Drive (USD) Telephoto Zoom Lens for Maxxum and Sony alpha Mount

SKU: TM70300VUMAX MFR: AFA005S-700
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About the Tamron 70-300mm

Unparalleled optical performance in a fast and steady telephoto zoom: In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron's Anniversary lens, the SP AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di USD (Model A005) utilizes an advanced optical design that features an LD (Low Dispersion) and an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element made from specialized materials that prevent chromatic aberration.

As a result, the SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di USD (Model A005) boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class. In addition, it is the first Tamron lens sporting a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron's very own 27.0 oz. ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism.

This USD mechanism delivers fast mechanism focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, racing, or other fast-moving subjects.

This combination of best in class image resolution, Ultrasonic Silent Drive is a new achievement of Tamron technology culminating in the production of a premium 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.

The lens Does NOT have VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization since it is in most Sony cameras already.

The Tamron 70-300mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Sports/action, Wildlife photos and more.The Tamron 70-300mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Tamron 70-300mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tamron 70-300mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable and Fast / accurate auto-focus.

Tamron 70-300mm Includes

  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Flower Shaped Hood
  • 6 Year USA Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (98) , Consistent output (85) , Easily interchangeable (79) , Durable (62) , Strong construction (62) , Lightweight (49) , Nice bokeh (37) , Rugged (37) , Simple controls (7) , Easily mounted (5) , Price (5) , Easy to clean (3) , Sharp at all focal length (3)
Poor in low light (27) , Heavy (26) , Slow focus (18) , Blurry focus (4) , Lens creep (4) , Tough to attach (3) , Weak casing (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife photos (94) , Landscape/scenery (81) , Sports/action (65) , Macro photography (33) , Weddings (22) , General purpose (12) , Portraits (12) , Low light (11) , Wildlife (11) , Travel (8) , Video (7) , Night photography (6) , Fun (5) , Upgrade (4) , Art (3) , Macro (3) , Photojournalism (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (69) , Semi-pro photographer (29) , Enthusiast (16) , Casual photographer (13) , Pro photographer (7) , Semi-professional (4) , Beginner (2) , Photography student (2) , Casual user (1) , Professional (1)

Tamron 70-300mm Features

  • Best-in-Class Optical Performance
  • High resolution thru use of XLD glass
  • New USD (Ultra Silent Drive) motor for fast and quiet AF
  • VC anti-shake mechanism for steady shooting
  • SP class specifications
  • Dual format Di design for use on fullframe and smaller sensor cameras
  • 109-465mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras

Tamron 70-300mm Specifications

Model A005, 70-300mm
Recommended Sensor size Full Frame Di
Maximum Aperture F/4-5.6
Optical Construction 17 elements, 12 groups
Angle of View Diagonal Angle of View: 34° 21'-8° 15''
Macro Ratio MFD / Max. Mag. Ratio: 59.1" /1:4 (at f = 300mm/MFD)
Number of Diaphragm Blades Nine
Filter Size 62mm
Weight 27.0 oz.
Diameter x Length Maximum Diameter: 3.2" / Overall Length: 5.6"
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped lens hood
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