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Tamron75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (19)
  • Consistent output (17)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
  • Durable (12)
  • Strong construction (12)

Cons

  • Poor in low light (6)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Slow focus (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (17)
  • Wildlife photos (16)
  • Sports/action (15)
  • Weddings (9)
  • Macro photography (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best bet for the money!

I shopped around a bit (both retail) and online for a good entry level zoom lens for my Sony Alpha 100 Digital SLR. After going to a local camera retailer, they recommended this...Read complete review

I shopped around a bit (both retail) and online for a good entry level zoom lens for my Sony Alpha 100 Digital SLR. After going to a local camera retailer, they recommended this lens over the Sony lens, and I have been very pleased with it. Easy to interchange, works well with autofocus, etc. Am thrilled to get so much closer in on my subjects with it. Image quality is quite good. I nearly spent twice the amount at the retail store than I ended up spending at B&H Photo. I checked before buying to make sure B&H was an authorized dealer, and just received confirmation of the 6 year warranty from Tamron's warranty department. Thanks for a great lens at a great price!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Kit Lense

I bought this lense as a replacement for a kit lense that I had dropped. Overall, it is a nice lense for getting started in photography. It offers a nice range of zoom...Read complete review

I bought this lense as a replacement for a kit lense that I had dropped. Overall, it is a nice lense for getting started in photography. It offers a nice range of zoom and also has a macro feature. I learned a lot from this lense but quickly out-grew it. It's focus becomes fuzzy when stopped down low and at extreem close-up. If you have the light, it works fine, such as outdoors on sunny days. I used it for shooting a soccer game and was happy enough with the results.

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5.0

Great lens for beginners

By BNC Photography

from Chicago,IL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Rugged
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Poor in Low Light
  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

I use this lens to shoot photos at sports events and professional auto racing, while many reviews say the lens is stiff I found after a little use it becomes easier to zoom in or out. I would recommend this lens for beginners due the very low price and durability. The only thing that is annoying with this lens is how it's not a lensyou will use every day due to its zoom range I would recommend pairing this lens with a 18-70 lens for daily use.

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5.0

Amazing deal

By Mark

from San Diego

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable

Cons

  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action

Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

out doors and road trips is where this lense excels. focus can be tricky from time to time, but for fast paced shooting, throw it into manual and out to infinity, youll get that shot even whil driving down the highway.

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5.0

Clear close ups

By Ansel

from St Pete, FL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

    I prefer this lens over my 18-55mm because I prefer close up photography over full body shoots. But when I need full body the 75mm setting is there as needed. Clear photos even indoors with the Sony A35 built in flash, but amazing photos outdoors in full light. I keep the 18-55mm in the bag- just in case- but this is my favorite lens!

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    5.0

    75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens

    By ShelbyGT32

    from New York NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

      Found the item through B&H site and was cheaper then other places but their reputation is the reason i bought it from them. This was a Christmas present for my daughter who loves to take pictures. LENS IS GREAT

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Seems to do the job

      By Ted

      from Staunton, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

      This was a gift for my wife and she seems pleased. Works well and no complaints

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      4.0

      Love this lens.

      By Ron A.

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

        I have been shooting youth soccer (U12) for the past 6 months with this lens, and I just love it. Just because it is cheap in price, it has delivered some great shots. I can shoot from one end of the goal line and capture the action on the opposite end of the field (50yds x 80yrd field). I only use this lens for outdoor soccer during daytime hours. I love this lens better than my "Bigma" f2.8 70-200mm that I have mounted on my Oly.

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        4.0

        Decent lens

        By Unni

        from Fort Worth

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

        Decent lens for landscape and outdoor photography

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        • No

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        5.0

        Just love it!

        By MNL photographie

        from Granby, QC, CANADA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

        I've found that lens to be particularly a good choice for outside shots. I've used it for portrait and for shows, and it has not let me down one time! The autofocus is little bit slow sometimes and the lens is not as performant in a low light situation, but overall, it's a very good lens. And for the price, I would say: AMAZING!

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        4.0

        Fantastic replacement lens

        By Greenhat

        from Murfreesboro, TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

          Bought this lens to replace my Sony 75-300 f/4-5.6
          It appears to work just as well. So far, I like it.

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          4.0

          Works Great so far

          By Steve

          from Danvers IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

              Got this lens to replace one I was still using from my 35mm. What limited pictures we've taken so far look good. The biggeset test will be next week on our honeymoon. If there are any problems I'll update after then, but I don't expect to have any.

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              4.0

              Great lens for the cost!

              By Mark

              from Berlin, NY

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                This lens has been working very well on my Sony A330, especially in well lit situations. I have used it indoors a few times but only had luck with still subjects. Outdoors even in overcast situations it has produced very nice pictures.

                My only complaint would be that the zoom ring turns tightly. It's not hard to get used to this, but it was a little annoying at first.

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                5.0

                Good product

                By De

                from Illinois

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                    Very happy with this lens. Fits my Sony camera perfectly. Easy to focus. [...]

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                    4.0

                    Very good lens at an excellent price

                    By Nyphoto

                    from New york

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Poor in Low Light

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                    I bought this lens recently to use for sports pictures, mainly lacrosse. It work very well and is built very strong. It has good auto focusing, however it is not the best when shooting in low light conditions. I would definitely recommend this lens.

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                    5.0

                    love this lens

                    By Danielle

                    from Monroe, NC

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • No cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                    I'm new so the kit lens that came with my Sony a390 did ok but I needed a lens that I could use at my daughter softball games. This lens work great and fit my camera. I have used it at the Lake takes great pictures. I don't see any thing bad with the lens. The staff is great to

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                    5.0

                    Great lens for the price

                    By Tom

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                      Macro photography and medium distance. Great for nature close-ups.

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                      4.0

                      Good lens - for the price

                      By cliff

                      from Hollywood FL

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Quality vs price is good
                      • Sharp Image

                      Cons

                      • Clunky- stiff zoom

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                      This lens is light and feels a bit too "placticky" for my taste. The zoom action is very stiff and rotates with a good deal of friction.

                      However, the photos it takes are very sharp. The glass is pretty good and the autofocus is resonably fast too.

                      All on all, I have to complaints becase for the price, you get good quality shots. It's just "light and stiff", that's all.

                      CT

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                      4.0

                      Great basic lens for the price

                      By Doug

                      from New Hampshire

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                      • Lens Creep
                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                      After looking at the other reviews of this product I decided to buy it for my wife who is a beginner photogapher. I was not disappointed, it seems to do everything it advertises and as an alternative to the sony lens it did it at about half the price. Perfect for a weekend photographer. It does have trouble in very low light conditions as the other reviewers noted.

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                      5.0

                      great value for the dollar

                      By jlkg302

                      from ontario canada

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                        I use the lens for scenic pictures & chilren photos it was great value for the price compared to the oe sony lens

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                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Good product

                        By Blah blah

                        from Canada

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Slow Focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                        I have very little experience but from searches, it seems to be a good price for a good lense. a little stiff on the zoom. [...]Focus can be a little slow, feels solid

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                        5.0

                        Awesome lens for the money

                        By Baseball Mom

                        from Richmond VA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Poor in Low Light

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Tamron 75-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum:

                        Lens works great and was very cost efficient!@

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                        • Yes

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