Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras

B&H # TA70300S MFR # AFA005S-700
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Product Highlights

  • For Sony Digital SLR Cameras
  • 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 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.

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.

Note: The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the bodies of Sony digital SLR cameras include image stabilization functionality.

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.
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: 725211003137
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Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR 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 Sony A
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
    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 No
    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 2.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.8 x 5.5"

    Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 reviews

    SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di USD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 50.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens for a great price! ENGLISH: I bought the Tamron SP 70-300 for for my Sony SLT-A99 two weeks ago, but already has to realize that in the range of 70 to 300mm this lens is actually better than the Tamron 28 300 I've ever had ... What surprised me was the speed of the focus motor is almost the same in both lenses (fast!), but the Tamron SP 70-300 is obviously much quieter. The appearance is not as luxurious as the Lens Sony SAL70300G, but it seems pretty solid, comfortable and above all it is very beautiful. I also realized that control of chromatic aberrations, vigneting and flare are better managed this Tamron SP 70-300. So far I am very pleased with this purchase.
    Date published: 2013-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tamron Value Bought this lens for my Sony Alpha 65. I haven't used it a lot, but the difference in picture quality over the kit lens is obvious. This last weekend, I took shots directly into the sun as it was rising. I tried this with my kit lens, and everything turned out orange, or it wouldn't auto focus at all. The Tamron however just kept focusing even when fully zoomed in on the sun. I was trying to make it not work, and it just kept taking great photos. Can't wait to get some hummingbird shots with it. I love how B&H sent me the link to the Tamron rebate form as well. With a total cost after rebate of $, you'd be foolish not to upgrade your kit lens.
    Date published: 2014-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value lens! This lens is plenty sharp for photography with adequate lighting (daylight or flash photography). I used these a few times when I went to the zoo. It is great to take pictures of animals from far away, but you just have to make sure that there is enough light hitting the subject. I use this lens with A77 and it was hard for me to get great images when the animals were hiding under shades because I had to push my ISO close to 1600 (max usable ISO on A77) to maintain fast shutter speed especially at 300mm, and sometimes it is not fast enough. This lens is also good enough for portrait on a budget if you don't have the more expensive telephoto lenses (85mm, 135mm, etc.)
    Date published: 2015-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good lens for the price. On A300, sharp wide open across the frame. On A850, sharp wide open in most the frame, and the extreme edge sharpen up one stop down. At the same f stop, this lens is sharper at the frame edge than the Tokina 100-300 f/4, but is not as sharpe as the Sigma 100-300 f/4. Center is about the same for all 3 lenses, and it is much much lighter to carry around. Overall this lens better than the original Minolta 75-300 in everyway except the lack of focus limiter. Focus action generates very little noise, but I don't see it being faster compare to other screw-drive lens on my A850.
    Date published: 2011-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for the money! I waited awhile to review this lens since I wanted time to really use it before jumping to conclusions on it. Well I have taken close to 3,000 images with it and it has been great! I like shooting animals mostly and for that this lens is great as it is light enough and compact enough (comparatively speaking) to have become my go to lens for lots of various things. There are times I wish I had the longer lens on but with a 24mega Pixel camera I can always crop some. The pictures are very sharp and I never see any fringing but I wish it were a bit for faster but for the money with the rebate I can not see how you can do better than this lens and when on a nature hike it sure is nice to have just the one lens with you.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bang for buck This lens coupled with my a700 gives very nice results either in AF speed and accuracy. Colors are on par with other Tamron lenses. As this is a heavy and slow lens, I always use a tripod to get acceptable sharpness even in good light. Way better built than the cheap 75-300mm lenses and well worth the price. Lot sharper than the ultrawide to supertele zooms. Beware to BF/FF issues. Mine FFocuses at the 70mm end and is spot on from 100 mm through the rest of the lenght. Not easy to manual focus at the long end wide open because of the short course of the focus ring.
    Date published: 2011-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding ! This is a truly remarkable lens. The reviews on the Web were excellent, but I wanted to confirm this for myself. I am using it on a Sony SLT-A65, which uses a translucent non-moving mirror. After establishing an indoor test area, I set the lens to 300 mm and was surprised to see very good sharpness even at the f 5.6 wide-open aperture. It is even sharper around f 8 and at a lower telephoto setting, but it does very well at all settings. It was significantly sharper than the Tamron 180 mm with a Century Precision Optics 1.4 x teleconvertor, although without the teleconvertor the 180 mm was also excellent. Bottom line - never use even a good teleconvertor if you can avoid it. The autofocus worked very well outdoors and the resulting photographs looked excellent. I highly recommend this lens.
    Date published: 2012-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens for the price I purchased this lens for my Sony a57 and it works great. I was a bit concerned about not having the vibration compensation that comes with the Canon and Nikon models, but have not had any issues. It produces great quality images all the way up to 300mm, even without the use of a tripod. The lens is large and heavy, but that's necessarily a bad thing because the lens is well built and makes it easier to stabilize without a tripod. All in all, great purchase... especially considering the price. Would definitely recommend.
    Date published: 2013-02-10
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    Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Sony Alpha A68
    • Sony Alpha A77 II
    • Sony Alpha A99 II
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