differences

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

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
More magnification 1:2 (0.5) vs 1:3.8 (0.3)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 90% 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 Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Much narrower aperture f/32 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6G goes 5 f-stops narrower
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G Learn more about
the Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
4.3x
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F$116.99
70-300mm f/4-5.6G$139.99
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
70-300mm f/4-5.6G425 g
Length Short Help
117 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F76 mm
70-300mm f/4-5.6G74 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$299

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$280 - $497

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$180 - $217

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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

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

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

Wildlife lens

$134 - $170

Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
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

$175 - $199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification

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