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Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E

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Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22
  • Low Dispersion Front Element
  • BBAR Broad-Brand Anti-Reflection Coating
With a dynamic telephoto zoom range and compact profile, the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E from Tamron provides a popular telephoto zoom range for the full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. This lens spans a useful short- to long-telephoto range and measures just 5.8" in length with a maximum diameter of 3", and it weighs just 1.2 pounds. It offers optical performance with aberration correction that delivers high image quality. Tamron's RXD stepping motor unit provides high-speed, high-precision, and quiet operation and takes full advantage of in-camera features including Sony's Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF functions. The 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 is a highly practical telephoto zoom lens that performs across a diverse range of shooting styles including sports and other athletic events, wildlife, portraits, and more.
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Overview

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With a dynamic telephoto zoom range and compact profile, the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E from Tamron provides a popular telephoto zoom range for the full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. This lens spans a useful short- to long-telephoto range and measures just 5.8" in length with a maximum diameter of 3", and it weighs just 1.2 pounds. It offers optical performance with aberration correction that delivers high image quality. Tamron's RXD stepping motor unit provides high-speed, high-precision, and quiet operation and takes full advantage of in-camera features including Sony's Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF functions. The 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 is a highly practical telephoto zoom lens that performs across a diverse range of shooting styles including sports and other athletic events, wildlife, portraits, and more.

Versatile telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 105-450mm equivalent focal length range
RXD stepping motor unit provides high-speed, high-precision, and exceptionally quiet operation that takes full advantage of in-camera features including Sony's Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF features plus direct manual focus
15 elements in 10 groups with one LD (low dispersion) lens element precisely arranged to suppress axial chromatic and other aberrations that are likely to occur with telephoto zoom lenses
Compatible with in-camera shading, chromatic aberration, and distortion lens correction functions
Minimum focusing distance of 31.5" to suit working with close-up subjects
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality
A high-strength aluminum-magnesium alloy and moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions
Camera-based lens firmware updates via dedicated TAMRON Lens Utility software
UPC: 725211470014

Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Specs

Focal Length70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° 21' to 8° 15'
Minimum Focus Distance31.5" / 0.8 m
Optical Design15 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)5.8 x 3" / 148 x 77 mm
Weight1.2 lb / 545 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 5.8 x 5.6"

Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Reviews

Great lens for A7C

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-26

I am an advanced amateur and mostly take family and travel photos. I mainly post pictures on social media and some of the photo sites. When I print, I mostly print on my Canon printer to 12x16. I was looking for a low-cost travel-friendly lens to give me some reach, and this lens fills the build. It worked well at my granddaughter's field hockey game. I kept the shutter speed up to reduce camera shake and to stop action. Clearly, this is a lens for outdoors. The weight and size fit well with the A7C. I am quite pleased with the image quality. Only taken a few hundred pictures with it, and have yet to take it on the road, but so far, so good.

Disappointing focus performance

By Robert
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

I can't tell if I got a defective unit or if the lens is just mediocre. Autofocus was unreliable, especially at the midrange of the zoom. At some settings, the focus was good across the frame. At other settings, the focus was uneven across the frame. Sometimes it was sharper at the edges than at the center. It's not a lens I could rely on. I have other Tamron lenses that I like, but not this one.

Surprisingly good lens.

By Al
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

Excellent value for the money. Yes, it's a little slow, particularly on the super-telephoto end, but it was surprisingly sharp. Maybe I set my expectations really low because of the price, but I am quite pleased with the quality of the photos I've gotten from this lens.

great lens

By En-Ting
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

i love it!

Great peace

By Dov
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

It's a good peace for a good price

I'm very Happy with this zoom lens...

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

This zoom lens is very sharp and light...

Lightweight and Very Sharp

By Boris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-22

I owned the Canon version of this focal range about 10 years ago. That was a fantastic lens. So is this lens. It is plenty sharp. Focusing and focus tracking are excellent. I was able to track a flying Osprey who had caught a fish some distance away. The bird was small in my frame, so I cropped it to get a larger image of the bird and the fish. To my surprise, I got a perfectly usable image after cropping. The bird was probably occupying about 5% of the frame. I used the lens with my Sony A7RIV and used the APSc mode to get to 450mm. On the trip this is the lens I used the most along with my Tamron 17-28. The combo is all I am going to bring on my next trip as I did not use any of the other Tamron lenses (28-75 and 70-180) I had with me. The 70-300 is very light. So light that it almost feels like you have a cheap lens! Let me tell you this is no cheap lens. It is light which is a major plus and a delight to carry on long hikes and it is plenty sharp for pro results.

Very good value

By Noah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-11

I paid $450 for this lens but even at the MSRP of $550 it would be a great value. Autofocus works well and the images look sharp enough on my a7IV. The lens is very lightweight so I can bring it on outings when most super-telephoto lenses would be too cumbersome. I don't find the lack of stabilization to be an issue, with IBIS I'm able to shoot handheld at 300mm in moderate light and still get sharp images. The build feels solid enough, though the focus ring is somewhat stiff. I haven't needed the weather sealing yet but it's good to know it's there.

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