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Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras

You Pay: $449.00

Mail-In Rebate available : -$ 100.00

Offer ends: JUL 31 '14
Price after rebate: $349.00
Product Highlights
  • For Sony Digital SLR Cameras
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)
  • Fast, Quiet & Accurate Autofocusing
  • Outstanding Image Resolution
  • Digitally Integrated (Di)
  • 62mm Filter Size
  • Full Length of 5.9" (151.1mm)
  • Weighs 26.98 oz (756 g)

Whether you are shooting indoor or outdoor sports, portraits, nature, or landscapes, the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Lens is the telephoto zoom that's a great way to capture the images before you. This is the Tamron Anniversary lens and is the first Tamron optic that incorporates an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) for fast, quiet and precision autofocusing.

The SP 70-300mm is constructed with one LD (Low Dispersion) and one XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens which prevent chromatic aberration, resulting in clear, high contrast and color-accurate digital image captures.

This lens is also digitally integrated (Di) which means that it has been optimized for digital imaging, providing outstanding performance for DSLRS with full-frame and APS-C format sensors as well as with 35mm film cameras.

Note! The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the bodies of Sony digital SLR cameras include image stabilization functionality.

In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron's Anniversary lens 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.
The SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance.
This is the first Tamron lens sporting a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive); Tamron's very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism. This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, racing, or other fast-moving subjects.
Di (Digitally Integrated) design is a Tamron designation that applies to lenses that have been optimized for digital capture using advanced multi-coating techniques and optical designs that assure excellent image quality across the entire picture field. Because of these characteristics, Di lenses provide outstanding performance on cameras with full-frame and APS-C format sensors as well as on 35mm film.
Performance
Focal Length 70 - 300mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/32 - 45
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34° - 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 37.4" (.95 m)
Magnification 0.25x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 17/12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.21 x 5.9" (8.15 x 14.99 cm)
Weight 1.68 lb (765 g)
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
  • 6-Year Limited Warranty (U.S.A. Only)
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    TamronSP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (27)
    • Consistent output (22)
    • Strong construction (19)
    • Durable (14)
    • Lightweight (14)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (12)
    • Heavy (8)
    • Slow focus (5)

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife photos (28)
    • Landscape/scenery (23)
    • Sports/action (18)
    • Video (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (11), Casual photographer (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Shooting sports on a budget? Get this.

    If you don't have the dough for a 70-200 2.8 and you want to shoot daylight action or wildlife, this is your go-to lens! Here are few things I can point out based...Read complete review

    If you don't have the dough for a 70-200 2.8 and you want to shoot daylight action or wildlife, this is your go-to lens! Here are few things I can point out based on my experience with it so far:

    - Lens is quite sharp at all apertures, but is sharpest around f8.

    - Auto focus is quick. I've heard others say it's not, but in my experience thus far, it performs great.

    - Picture begins to soften a bit after 200 mm, but it's still pretty sharp all the way out to 300 mm.

    - Bokeh is good. Starts to lose the smoothness after 200 mm, but is still more than acceptable all the way too 300 mm.

    - Color and contrast are wonderful.

    - This isn't the best choice for indoor shooting. You can get good portrait-type shots of non-moving subjects, but don't expect to shoot indoor soccer or basketball without a high ISO. And by high, I mean 3200 or more with REALLY good lighting.

    - The lens is lightweight. You don't feel like your camera is front heavy, even when zoomed to 300 mm. I should note that I have an a77 with the battery grip, so for me, it might be just that the camera is balanced out because of the weight of the body and grip. But it still feels lightweight anyway.

    - The lens hood is HUGE. Not a big deal really, but if you use the hood it can (and has) caused a few of my photos to have a thin shadow on them. Just be mindful of where the sun is :)

    I gave this lens 5 stars, despite the "cons". I can't knock it for not having the performance of a 2.8, since it isn't one. I knew going in that this would be my go-to lens for daylight action shooting and for that purpose, it performs like it's more expensive counterparts and has earned 5 stars, IMO. You could spend twice as much and get the Sony version, but if you're on a budget like I am, you can't go wrong with this lens. I shot a Lacrosse game and it did not disappoint (see attached images).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NO Image Stabilizer But You Pay for it

    As the heading says. It is a good lens as it has the sonic motor, good image quality, but they do not give you the image stabilizer and they are charging you for...Read complete review

    As the heading says. It is a good lens as it has the sonic motor, good image quality, but they do not give you the image stabilizer and they are charging you for it.
    For Canon and Nikon they provide it but not for Sony. They are saying that since Sony has it built into the camera, then they should not give it to you BUT THEY ARE CHARING YOU FOR IT.
    I returned the lens.
    So it is OVER PRICED and the Image stabilizer is very important for a 300mm lens.

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    5.0

    Tamron Value

    By goenfree

    from Arcadia, MO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

      Bought this lens for my Sony Alpha 65. I haven't used it a lot, but the difference in picture quality over the kit lens is obvious. This last weekend, I took shots directly into the sun as it was rising. I tried this with my kit lens, and everything turned out orange, or it wouldn't auto focus at all. The Tamron however just kept focusing even when fully zoomed in on the sun. I was trying to make it not work, and it just kept taking great photos. Can't wait to get some hummingbird shots with it. I love how B&H sent me the link to the Tamron rebate form as well. With a total cost after rebate of $, you'd be foolish not to upgrade your kit lens.

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      4.0

      Pretty good lens

      By Gary

      from Fairbanks, Alaska

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Cons

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            Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

            Still getting to know this lens but pleased so far. Use on a Sony A77. Focus is fast and quiet.

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            4.0

            Sharp

            By TJ

            from Lake Forest, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

              This Lens is doing just what I bought it for. Very sharp at full zoom

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              5.0

              FIne Long Lens

              By Gandalflion

              from Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                I am very satisfied with upgrading (without mortgaging the farm) from an 18-250 to a 17-70 plus this 70-300. 18-250 tries to do too much and makes sacrifices along the way, the two lenses, particularly the 70-300 is much sharper, takes in more light, and has a smoother action. Unless you go for one of the monster long lenses and buy the donkey to lug it around for you, this is the right lens.

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                5.0

                Great lens for the money!

                By KWGeorge

                from Alvin, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                  I waited awhile to review this lens since I wanted time to really use it before jumping to conclusions on it. Well I have taken close to 3,000 images with it and it has been great! I like shooting animals mostly and for that this lens is great as it is light enough and compact enough (comparatively speaking) to have become my go to lens for lots of various things. There are times I wish I had the longer lens on but with a 24mega Pixel camera I can always crop some. The pictures are very sharp and I never see any fringing but I wish it were a bit for faster but for the money with the rebate I can not see how you can do better than this lens and when on a nature hike it sure is nice to have just the one lens with you.

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                  4.0

                  so far so good

                  By scout

                  from Muskoka Canada

                  Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                  Lens works like advertised. I have it on my nex6 with adapter. I am very impressed with speed and accuracy of focus. Picture quality is right up there especially for the price. Where is shake reduction!!!!

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                  4.0

                  Tammy Delivers

                  By PeteC

                  from Powder Springs, Georgia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                  The image quality and build are very good.

                  The customer service of B&H and Tamron are excellent.

                  The aperture is slow so its only good for daylight use but its a substantially lighter than my 70-200 f/2.8.

                  Very happy with this purchase.

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                  5.0

                  Well worth the money

                  By CAllworth

                  from Vancouver, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Build quality
                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                  I purchased this lens to replace my Sigma 50-200mm F/4-5.6 which stopped auto focusing. The difference in build quality was huge. The other significant difference was speed and noise level between the internal motors. This Tamron lens uses a USD motor that is truly almost silent and very quick. I very much appreciate the way "Full Time Manual Focus" which means you can leave it in autofocus and then manually focus the lens without needing to switch in/out of auto mode.

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                  4.0

                  Great Zoom worth the money

                  By Mike

                  from Raeford, NC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                  Great zoom lens and IMO a better value than the Sony SAL 70-300G lens. I only had the SAL 18-135 kit lens to compare this to, but the Tamron does not disappoint. The zoom is great for my zoo trips and it is sharp with good colors. It is worth the $[$] ($[$] plus $100 rebate) that I paid and I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.The only negative thing I can say is the zoom ring is stiff, but I hope that it will loosen up over time. On the bright side, there is no lens creep.

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                  4.0

                  Good lens for a great price!

                  By Joelson

                  from Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                  ENGLISH: I bought the Tamron SP 70-300 for for my Sony SLT-A99 two weeks ago, but already has to realize that in the range of 70 to 300mm this lens is actually better than the Tamron 28 300 I've ever had ... What surprised me was the speed of the focus motor is almost the same in both lenses (fast!), but the Tamron SP 70-300 is obviously much quieter. The appearance is not as luxurious as the Lens Sony SAL70300G, but it seems pretty solid, comfortable and above all it is very beautiful. I also realized that control of chromatic aberrations, vigneting and flare are better managed this Tamron SP 70-300. So far I am very pleased with this purchase.

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                  4.0

                  So far so good

                  By Little Fin

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                    Bought to replace similar lens used previously on Minolta SLR that broke when I put on new DSLR Sony; appears to have great quality--very sharp compared to my mother's Canon lens. However, it is heavier than my previous lens and zoom ring a bit tight.

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                    4.0

                    Tamron 70-300 USD

                    By Spcharby

                    from Richmond, VA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Value

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                    I am just a hobby photographer and use this lens for capturing sailboats on the water from a distance. Nice weight, great quality, fast and silent focus - good for video work. It does need a lot of light though. I find myself using ISO 400-800 even in bright light to allow for faster shutter speeds. Bottom line is that it is a $[$] lens with great optics and fast focus.

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                    5.0

                    Great value

                    By Derf

                    from Lecanto FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                    I bought this lens to photo sport bike track days. Have not used it at an event yet but am very impressed with the photos that I've taken of my dogs and horses. It's a little heavy bur that's actually an advantage when shooting video it helps with stability

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                    4.0

                    Tamron 70-300 Lens for Sony

                    By JAG

                    from Bellevue WA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Lens Creep

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                    mostly far away items it is great.
                    It should have image stabilizer, because I use it on my NEX7 with an expensive adapter.

                    It is quite light

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                    5.0

                    Great Lens

                    By Greg O

                    from NJ

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                      Works great fast and well built.

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                      5.0

                      Great lens for a Great price.

                      By Average user

                      from St Louis MO

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                      Cons

                      • Weak Casing

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                      Just the average user who uses their camera on Auto. Takes great pictures, Clear Super Fast and half the price of the comparable Sony.

                      Very happy with it so far.

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                      5.0

                      It's A Keeper

                      By Running Ron

                      from NW MO

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate auto-focus
                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                      • Slow Focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                      So far I've only used it inside. Pics are very sharp. No complaints on color. Where the lighting is not real bright the focusing is on the slow side but at this price I'm not complaining. Tamron SP lenses are always hard to beat. Plus their people on the phone are second to none - that's worth alot.

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                      5.0

                      Shooting sports on a budget? Get this.

                      By Audiotrax

                      from Hagerstown, MD

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                      If you don't have the dough for a 70-200 2.8 and you want to shoot daylight action or wildlife, this is your go-to lens! Here are few things I can point out based on my experience with it so far:

                      - Lens is quite sharp at all apertures, but is sharpest around f8.

                      - Auto focus is quick. I've heard others say it's not, but in my experience thus far, it performs great.

                      - Picture begins to soften a bit after 200 mm, but it's still pretty sharp all the way out to 300 mm.

                      - Bokeh is good. Starts to lose the smoothness after 200 mm, but is still more than acceptable all the way too 300 mm.

                      - Color and contrast are wonderful.

                      - This isn't the best choice for indoor shooting. You can get good portrait-type shots of non-moving subjects, but don't expect to shoot indoor soccer or basketball without a high ISO. And by high, I mean 3200 or more with REALLY good lighting.

                      - The lens is lightweight. You don't feel like your camera is front heavy, even when zoomed to 300 mm. I should note that I have an a77 with the battery grip, so for me, it might be just that the camera is balanced out because of the weight of the body and grip. But it still feels lightweight anyway.

                      - The lens hood is HUGE. Not a big deal really, but if you use the hood it can (and has) caused a few of my photos to have a thin shadow on them. Just be mindful of where the sun is :)

                      I gave this lens 5 stars, despite the "cons". I can't knock it for not having the performance of a 2.8, since it isn't one. I knew going in that this would be my go-to lens for daylight action shooting and for that purpose, it performs like it's more expensive counterparts and has earned 5 stars, IMO. You could spend twice as much and get the Sony version, but if you're on a budget like I am, you can't go wrong with this lens. I shot a Lacrosse game and it did not disappoint (see attached images).

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                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By stanislaw1

                      from Edgewood Texas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                        I bought this lens because I was unsatisfied with my Tamron 18-270 PZD on the long end. It seemed I was trying to use the 18-270 at the far end a lot and most of the shots would be fairly soft. Since I have a Sony 16-50 f2.8 on my Sony A77, I figured this lens would fill in pretty good. And I was right. It's a great sharp lens from one end to the other as long as you step down a little and it's full frame compatible too, unlike the 18-270.
                        It's fairly light, well made and with B&H great service and free shipping, I can't recommend it enough. I have a Tamron 200-500 I bought here a little over a year ago, and it's a great lens too. But it's big and bulky and people really look at you when you are using it and so I don't use it that much. I'm hoping this lens will be better in that regard because it's not so imposing and huge.

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                        4.0

                        Pleasantly surprised-- recommended!

                        By Alec the Media Archivist

                        from DC Metro

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                        Cons

                        • Poor in Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                        I bought this as an inexpensive stop-gap until I could afford a more expensive lens that got me to the 300-400mm range. It is a textbook case of overdelivering-- much sharper than I expected, fast and accurate AF, and the Sony "SteadyShot" works as expected.

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