differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

More magnification 1:2 (0.5) vs 1:4 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III goes 5 f-stops narrower
Slightly smaller diameter 71 mm vs 76 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Learn more about
the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F$107.00
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III$119.99
Zoom range Great zoom Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F4.3x
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III4x
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Weight Light weight Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F435 g
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III480 g
Length Short Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F117 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III122 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F76 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III71 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F70 mm
EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III75 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,460 - $1,799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Weight Heavier
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$267 - $400

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Wildlife lens

$125

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F Competitors

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

Wildlife lens

$129 - $169

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$122

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$597

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture

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