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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 also 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

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 also 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, however 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 quiet operation that takes full advantage of in-camera features including Sony's Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF features plus direct manual focus
A high-strength aluminum-magnesium alloy and moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality
15 elements in 10 groups with a low dispersion front element
Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:9.4 (WIDE) / 1:5.1 (TELE)
Compatible with in-camera shading, chromatic aberration, and distortion lens correction functions
Camera-based lens firmware updates
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 Weight2.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 5.9 x 5.6"

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

Shipping was terrible

By Zachary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

The product overall is fantastic, quality of the lens exceeded my expectations, and the packaging was excellent with plenty of bubble wrap. On the other hand Fed Ex took weeks to deliver. Luckily the product arrived before Christmas as a gift.

Wicked versatile on A7III

By Agim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

I use this lens within civil twilight hours without a tripod and manage to pull off great images of all distances and focal lengths.

Badly declines above 200 mm and at distance

By Harvey
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-09

I like the range of 70-300, light weight, and price. But after 7 weeks, I collected wide enough diversity of images to compare performance under different conditions. I am shooting with a SONY A7R4, used extensively for flowers and birds in flight. All photos are in RAW format. Minimal processing in Lightroom. I very rarely mess with image sharpening. I find it to be a very comfortable weight for a walk-about lens. Surprisingly good for close up photos of small flowers with decent short working distance at ca. 100 mm focal length. Telephoto performance at high end is very uneven compared to the Tamron 100-400 and the SONY 200-600mm, and even the SONY 18-135 and SONY 18-105. The decline in performance appears at 200 mm and particularly at working distance of more than about 50-100 feet. Images of Birds In Flight (BIF) are fuzzy. Many of the photos are routinely taken with a tripod, and often with Bluetooth SONY remote control shutter activation. Parameters are similar to those with other lenses, in manual mode with shutter speeds of about 1/2000, aperture of f 8 to f11, Auto ISO between 100 and 3200, silent mode, IBIS OFF when on tripod with WImberley Gimbal head WH200. Most photos shot in APS-C mode as BIF are often cropped. Of the 420+ photos, the flowers and portraits were quite acceptable. But not a single one of the BIF at 250-300 mm at more than 100 feet distance were keepers. Landscape is OK, acceptable, though not really crisp at 18 mm. I am an amateur, not a pro, so can well admit that I am not an expert. However, results with even the Tamron 100-400 (Canon Mount and Sigma adapter) are close to performance of the outstanding SONY 200-600. FOcus performance on the Tamron 100-400 can't equal the SONY for speed of autofocus, and especially in dim illumination. But both the Tamron 100-400 and the SONY provide excellent 20x30 inch prints. The results with the Tamron 70-300 at longer zooms are not worth printing. But for a walk-around lens, it is a very comfortable weight at 1.2 pounds. The SONY 200-600 is more than 4.7 pounds, and the Tamron 100-400 is 3.2 pounds (with tripod collar and hood). Bottom line: very reasonable price, short working distance for small flowers, light weight. No good for BIF. Poor sharpness at higher zoom and distance 100 feet

70-300 tamron

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-04

Absolutely awesome Lens! Really enjoying the quality of images and you can't beat the price! A must buy if your on a budget!

How can such a good lens be at this price?

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-17

Honestly after purchasing so many lenses that were over $1000 of dollars, it was hard to adjust my standards. I purchased this lens for a gift but, WOW! Very light and covers all the focal lengths for any situation. I'm honestly surprised how they made this lens within this price point. If you are looking for something light and covers most of the crucial focal lengths and want something entry-mid level lens. Here it is!

Great Lense for the price!

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-14

Although not the fastest lens it will hold is own and at the price you can not go wrong. I use with the Sony A7RIII. I have used taking pictures of Jupiter with Moons and Birds in flight and all with great results. Can not be happier with lens at this price!

Good Lens

By Clare
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-12

It's a good lens and exactly what I needed. I haven't had any problems with it.

good value, no OSS

By Frank
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

it is about half the price of a Sony lens of equal reach, but without the OSS. So if your camera has in-body stabilization you are good. All Sony full frame bodies have IBS, but not APS-C bodies.

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