Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD

Last updated (03 January’13):
- Review by WDC

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD is a macro telephoto zoom. The lens features 70-300mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/4.0-5.6. The lens construction has 13 elements in 9 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 34°21′-8°15′. Minimum focus distance at 1.5m (max. magnification ratio 1:4), 0.95m in macro mode (1:2) and has a filter size of 62mm. The Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD lens weighs 15.3 Ounces and it measures 3 inches in diameter and 5 inches long.

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆


Expert Reviews

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Reviews

WDC reviews the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD and writes;
“The lens performs best at smaller apertures, which is unusual, though it’s not a bad performer overall. Chromatic aberration is about average, showing no particular advantage of Tamron’s digitally-integrated lenses over other makers’ standard lenses.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Alphamountworld.com reviews the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD and writes;
“If you are in the market for a lens in this focal length and don’t have a deep wallet, this is my top choice overall for lenses in the 70-300mm category. Others are either too expensive, not as versatile, not as well built internally (Sigma), or just not as much fun. “
rating: N/A

Photozone.de reviews the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD and writes;
“Regarding its extremely low price tag you can’t really expect a stellar performance from the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di macro but from a value perspective it is fairly amazing what it can give you. The resolution is very good till 200mm. At 300mm there’s a drop in quality especially at f/5.6. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine.com reviews the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD and writes;
“For a budget lens, the Tamron 70-300mm performs surprisingly well, producing images with excellent resolution at shorter focal lengths. The Macro feature is a useful addition, offering an introduction to close-up photography that should yield excellent results if used within its limitations.”
Rating: ★★★★½

SLRGear.com reviews the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD and writes;
“Within its price bracket though, this Tamron competes quite strongly against the camera makers’ own offerings, delivering as good or better image quality, a long zoom range, decent build quality, all at an exceptional price. If you need a long zoom on a tight budget, the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 AF is worth a close look. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

Video Reviews

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Samples

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Sample Photos

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Manual

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD User Manual

- Download Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD User Manual (PDF – 406kb)

Features

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Specifications

The popular Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Di LD Macro now features a built in motor to ensure fast accurate focusing with the latest Nikon digital cameras. This telephoto zoom will crop in tight or bring distant subjects in close. There is also an incredible macro mode for photographing small objects up close giving a magnification ratio of 1:2. This phenomenal lens also comes with a 6 year warranty and a flower shaped lens hood for maximum glare protection with no vignetting.


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