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

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

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

B&H # TA70300N MFR # AFA005NII-700
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Product Highlights

  • For Nikon 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: 725211003120
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Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon 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

    Focal Length 70 - 300mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/4 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/32 - 45
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    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
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.21 x 5.9" / 8.15 x 14.99 cm
    Weight 1.68 lb / 765 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.8 x 5.4"

    Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 reviews

    SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLRs & 35mm Film Cameras is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 196.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great alternate to Nikon's 70-300 I travle internationally three to five times a year so I try and keep my weight down by not packing a lot of lenses. This is the second Tamron 70-300 I've purchased. I hit the first one on my stair rail and smashed the front elements to the point that it was not fixable. I like the range and quickness of the focusing for what I photograph. Using it with as APS-C camera give me all the range I need. I also use it on my full frame when I want to go with only one body for the day. I have 20-30 prints made and they come out well. I have recommended this lens to other photographers I travel with. I'm very satisfied with this lens.
    Date published: 2015-07-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pleased with results! I am very pleased with the lens. It is nice and contrasty, and the color rendition is excellent. The autofocus is quick and quiet, though it does tend to hunt in low light.The VC is FANTASTIC! I have other Nikon VR lenses and I have to say the Tamron's VC is better. I can actually see it lock on (I don't know how else to describe it)when the shutter button is halfway depressed. You can sometimes hear it whirrr but it doesn't bother me.I haven't used the Nikon 70-300mm AFS VR, but for a $150 less (includes the $50 mail-in rebate) I don't think you do much better than this lens when shooting in day-light, unless you move up to a pro-grade F2.8 lens or better.
    Date published: 2010-09-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a pleasant surprise! I shoot with Nikon D800 and originally got this lens for my backpacking trips. It's lighter than my fast Nikon lenses and, because of its low price, I wouldn't have to worry if it got damaged in the wilderness conditions. But when I started using it for event and portrait photography, I discovered how great this lens was. Sharp, nice bokeh, great VC, and good color rendition. I'm as much of a snob as the next guy and have a strong Nikon loyalty. In fact, I was originally buying this lens' Nikon equivalent until the salesperson at the camera store suggested the Tamron as a better choice.
    Date published: 2014-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have After reading many great reviews I ordered this great lens. I wanted a lens that I could photograph subjects like birds for example. Not only was I amazed with the results, but amazed that I could use same lens to photograph portraits as well. It is a bit heavy but not in a bad way. Once I focus on my subject, I hear a sound that prompts me subject is locked in, plus I see it ready in my view finder. I almost always have this lens attached to my Nikon D3200. The price is reasonable for the lens you're getting. I could not have bought it from a better retailer then B&H. Excellent service, I got it within a day, wrapped up in bubble wrap inside a sturdy box. Oh, and lens comes with a professional/useful lens hood.
    Date published: 2015-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice lens for the money Purchased this lens from B&H in August. Went to a park close to my house for a field test. I shot a few shots at different focal lengths and apertures. It seems to be very sharp between f8 and F11. The vibration control did a nice job. The only problem I had was trying to follow focus a flock of geese flying overhead. It seems the lens was having a hard time trying to focus. I'll be going out again next week to give it another try. Hope it was me not being use to the lens. Other than that, the lens has a nice feel, not to heavy and seems well constructed. I would recommend this lens for getting a quality lens at a fair price.
    Date published: 2015-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really good lens for wildlife and street photos I bought this lens used but in like-new condition from B&H. At new price it would still be my first choice lens for this use on my Nikon D7100 or D300. I have a Sigma 150-500 lens with stabilization that I bought, in theory, for wildlife but even with stabilization it is pretty much useless without a tripod. This Tamron 70-300 has great stabilization for hand-held shots of birds and critters and has auto-focus that is fast and accurate. It also allows street shots from a non-intrusive distance. I've also done some quasi-macro shots that have worked with good bokah when I didn't want to do a lens change.
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Lens for the price point Mainly used for sports and photojournalism -- I needed a lens that could get the job done without breaking the bank as I'm normally a studio guy -- and now I'm picking up freelance work. I went with the Tamron after reading fellow positive reviews -- and now after using it almost daily in the past few weeks -- I'm a definite fan. The AF is a pinch slow sometimes but on a Nikon d610 with the 39 AF points -- I shift some of that blame to the body.The Image Stabilization in the lens or VC - Vibration Compensation works perfectly though -- very impressed.Overall, for $* (and the mail-in rebate still going on right now) -- This is a definite buy if you don't own a solid mid-range telephoto lens.
    Date published: 2014-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Far exceeded my expectations Due to budget considerations I elected to go with the Tamron 70-300mm, w/ AF and VR, and the $100.00 rebate expecting it to be inferior to the Nikon equivalent. Boy was I pleasanly surprised! The Tamron far exceeds my wildest expectations. After enlarging several shots taken at 300mm I was thrilled with the clarity. I then took several at 70mm and was equally pleased with the results. I would recommend this to anyone considering a 70mm-300mm lens.
    Date published: 2016-04-13
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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