differences

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

Cheaper $129.95 vs $1,134.89
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The best price we've seen is $1,005 cheaper (8.7x less)
Wider aperture f/4 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
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
Lighter 435 g vs 0.8 kg
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Around 50% lighter
Slightly smaller diameter 76 mm vs 83 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 117 mm vs 135 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha Learn more about
the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha

Reasons to consider the Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G vs the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha.
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the Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G

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
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/5.6
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alphaf/4
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6Gf/4.5
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Weight Light weight Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha435 g
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G0.8 kg
Length Short Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha117 mm
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G135 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha76 mm
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G83 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G Competitors

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS

Telephoto lens

$1,300 - $1,498

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Fixed aperture Has a constant aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS

Travel lens

$890 - $998

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range Significantly more zoom
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$876 - $947

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom range Much more zoom

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha Competitors

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Sony E-Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3

Travel lens

$722

Zoom range Much more zoom
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount

Wildlife lens

$16 - $348

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Worse telephoto

discussion Which do you think is better?

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