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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 Weight1.99 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 5.9 x 5.5"

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

Great low cost zoom.

By Rocky
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-31

Great low cost alternative to the more expensive option out there. Not the fastest lens but with good light the image quality is excellent. Also it's very light weight and weather sealed which is a big plus.

High Performing, Light Weight telephoto for Nikon Z

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-04

I must say that this lens is a gem for Nikon Z shooters. Not as sharp as the 70-200mm f2.8, but much lighter and more manageable, and wonderfully sharp within its sweet spots.

Nikon Z Overpriced

By pablo
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-02

Not a bad lens, 1) not clearly better than old Nikon AF-P on FTZ and 2) why is this 50% more than the Sony version that otherwise seem exactly the same? Improve Q or drop $.

The perfect reach and weight for hiking and travel.

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-15

This lens provides a great value with the focal lengths I use a lot when hiking or traveling. The build quality seems good and it works well with my Sony A7M4. The only down side to this lens is its lack of a zoom lock. It extends when I have it clipped to my backpack or belt.

Everything I wanted in a zoom telephoto lens.

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

I had been using a Nikkor Z DX 50-250 with my Z6ii. The images were ok, but with the cropped sensor, I wasn't getting the full capability of the camera. My first use of the Tamron 70-300 was shooting my great-niece's soccer game. I'm a totally inept sports photographer, but even so this camera/lens combo captured some very good images- bright and sharp subjects, with properly blurred backgrounds. Considering my lack of experience, excellent results from this lens!

Great value for my a6600

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

I'm looking fwd to using this lightweight lens on my a6600 crop sensor. Seems to be great quality for the dollar.

Good Good Lens

By Guillermo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-07

My first Tamron lens. Can't beat the price. Have only had it for a few days. Focus is not always spot on but not an issue yet. I've not tried it on fast moving objects/sporting events. Using it on a7Riii. Thus far I'm pleased. I'll follow up later.

Broke fast

By Leland
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-23

I'm hoping that this was a one-off issue and I'll get help, but the lens has stopped focusing at its max zoom after just 6 months. Pretty disappointing for a $500 investment.

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Do I need a device to mount this lens to the ...

Do I need a device to mount this lens to the tripod, or is it OK to just the camera only with this lens
Asked by: charlene
Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E is not heavy enough to use tripod collars or a lens foot. You can attach the tripod release plate on the camera,
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2022-04-28

Does this work only on Auto focus mode?

Does this work only on Auto focus mode?
Asked by: Laura
It works in manual focus also
Answered by: Anthony
Date published: 2022-08-06

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How is this lens for Friday Night Football Games with A73 ?
Asked by: Hugh
It is a very good lens in general. But it is f/4.5-6.3. So not the best for low light compared to others. Depending on how dark it is you will need to up your iso. And it will not be as fast to Autofocus compared to an f/2.8 lens like a 70-200, https://bhpho.to/3s0NRMl .
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-12-23

Does this lens work well with the Sony a7ii?

Does this lens work well with the Sony a7ii?
Asked by: Frank
The Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E is an excellent lens for the Sony a7 II Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2022-12-02

Any idea if the IQ will be close to the Sony ...

Any idea if the IQ will be close to the Sony 70-350?
Asked by: Larry
At this time there is no reviews comparing the two lenses. The Tamron is not out yet and will not be till around October 30th. Chances are the Sony optics will be better. Note, the Sony 70-350 is not a full frame lens. It is for APS-C sensors. And the Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Sony E is for full frame cameras.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2021-01-09

is there a lock to keep lens from sliding?

is there a lock to keep lens from sliding?
Asked by: Joseph
No, but it is stiff enough not to slide while still being easy enough for smooth, non-jerky zooms.
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2021-10-01

Is this lens good for Moon shots USING A6300?

Is this lens good for Moon shots USING A6300?
Asked by: Gillian
I was able to take some decent moon shots. It's definitely got enough zoom for it.
Answered by: Benjamin
Date published: 2022-12-23

Any advice on how to prevent the lens from ...

Any advice on how to prevent the lens from "creeping"? I like to wear my camera with the Peak Design Strap connected to the side lug and tripod mount. With the strap slung diagonally across my torso, the camera rests comfortably and compactly on my side or back with the lens pointing down. It only takes a couple of minutes for the Tamron to fully extend.
Asked by: Petr
Anti-creep bands such as this LensBand help prevent creep when stretched diagonally over the zoom ring and the rest of the lens' body. https://bhpho.to/3DhntEB
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-08-26
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