Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLRs & 35mm Film Cameras

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLRs & 35mm Film Cameras

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLRs & 35mm Film Cameras

B&H # TA70300C MFR # AFA005C-700
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Product Highlights

  • For Canon DSLR & 35mm Film Cameras
  • Up to 4 Stops Vibration Compensation
  • 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)
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Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 overview

  • 1Description

Whether you are shooting indoor or outdoor sports, portraits, nature, or landscapes, the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC 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.

This Vibration Compensation (VC) lens will allow you shoot up to four stops slower than would be possible with a non-VC lens, so you can shoot hand-held at all focal lengths without blurring whether shooting fast moving sports from football and car racing as well as events under low lighting conditions.

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.

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.
The lens also boasts Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization that allows you to shoot at up to 4 stops slower than non-VC lenses. This assists in hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom.
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.
UPC: 725211003113
In the Box
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLRs & 35mm Film Cameras
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Petal-Shaped Lens Hood
  • 6-Year Limited Warranty (U.S.A. Only)
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    Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 70 - 300mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/32 - 45
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 34° - 8°
    Minimum Focus Distance 37.4" (.95 m)
    Magnification 0.25x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
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    Image Stabilization Yes
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 5.8 x 5.5"

    Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 reviews

    SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLRs & 35mm Film Cameras is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 262.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really nice Tele zoom option for price I researched telephoto zooms extensively for my 60D, bouncing all around from the 70-200s to 70-300s and primes in-between. But, in the end found this gem and couldn't be happier (especially considering the price). If your need is for indoor shots, this probably isn't your best option but I've been really pleased with its output outside. My first test shots were sharp and a recent outing to shoot a college baseball game, I came away with tons of amazing shots with this lens. I was a little nervous too before buying as I've been spoiled with the sharpness of my main walk-around lens, 17-55mm 2.8 but this lens holds its own for the task at hand.
    Date published: 2011-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised I wanted a zoom of this length with IS but price was a major consideration. After reading a couple of early reviews on the Tamron I decided to buy. The $50 rebate made it an easier choice. In the two weeks I've had it I've taken lots of hand held shots at all focal lengths and I am completely satisfied. It's a great candid lens - people don't stop to pose like with shorter focal lengths and the Vibration Compensation seems to work great. Build quality of this lens is excellent, you think you are handling a brand name lens. Focus seems very fast and quiet. So far I'm very happy - using it with a Canon 50D.
    Date published: 2010-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tamron 70-300 VC 60th Year Anniversary ! Awesome lens- what else can I say... I own the 5dmk2 and am demanding on every picture I print... I use a 40 High Def TV for editing so every detail is revealed... my computer uses hi-def cards as well... so again... I am critical... I would say 300 may be its weakest point, being SLIGHTLY soft...but really....what do you expect for this wide range, even the Canon L 70-300 will be soft at 300mm... and you cant beat the price... focus is quick and accurate as heck, VC works very well...what do u want me to say except this is a diamond in the ruff.. a real find and I highly recommend...
    Date published: 2010-10-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens for the price I bought the lens primarily for wildlife photography. The lens gets five stars on almost everything the counts, picture quality, speed to focus, weight and vibration control (VC). The only reason I dropped a star is because it really struggles to autofocus with my Kenko 2x extender. I need to use manual focus, which while not the end of the world is a little bit of a disadvantage. One other small downside is you need to turn off VC for taking video, again not a huge downside. Overall I love the lens. Take a look at my sample image to get an idea of sharpness.
    Date published: 2014-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Tamron Lens Besides being a heavy, big diameter lens, I am able to get sharp images when I shoot at a rather fast shutter speed, hand-held. I find that both the image stabilizer and autofocus swithes on the lens slide a bit too easy and often they move to the opposite position that I want them to be in while handling the lens or pulling it out of my camera bag. I plan to print a few images soon, but have had some good sharp images from getting a hang of this lens' capability. I do like the lens hood and how it seems to stay on well and is easy to remove and flip over so I can fit the camera with lens in my camera bag.
    Date published: 2015-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome choice I made We did a LOT of homework before purchasing this lens. Youtube video Tamron vs Sigma, reading reviews, seeing how each of them work. We finally decided on this lens. We are THRILLED that we did. I hate reviews that start with for the money/price range etc. So I would like to say, we were set on purchasing the Canon 70-300 F1.2, nothing wrong with that lens and perhaps in the future we will go ahead and get it. We just felt that at this moment this lens was the one I would personally get the most out of. Quick to focus, appears very durable, lightweight which is a plus for me. Nice bokeh although I am still learning to use it to its potential. It has compensated for my lack of experience with it.
    Date published: 2016-05-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tamron 70-300 for Canon EOS Mount I have this same model lens on my Nikon D7200, and it's performed quite well. Because of it's performance on my Nikon I purchased this lens for my Canon 6D. However, when mounted on the 6D, the lens produces significant vignetting, particularly at the long end (200-300) of its focal range. The effect is almost what may be seen when using an crop-sensor lens on a full frame body, which could help explain why the other lens has done well on the D7200. This lens has consistently received good reviews, so it is likely the lens I received was defective. Instead of trying another copy, I've returned the lens.
    Date published: 2016-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for the price I previously owned 2, Canon 75-300mm lenses, A low quality lens and I have been dissatisfied with it. I need a long zoom from time to time, but not so much that I need to invest thousands in a big clunky zoom. I really wanted one with image stabilization, and then I found this Tamron lens. It's basically the same lens but with VC. And with the current $100 rebate it was a no brainer. Some professionals are all about Canon lenses, but since I have to buy 2 of everything, buying Tamron equivalents has saved me literally thousands of dollars and I am happy with the end product.
    Date published: 2016-04-21
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