differences

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

Better telephoto 300 mm vs 200 mm
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50% more reach, less perspective distortion
More magnification 1:2 (0.5) vs 1:3.7 (0.3)
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Take macro shots with subjects around 90% larger in your photo
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 Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

Much more zoom 11.1x vs 4.3x
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More than 2.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better wide angle 18 mm vs 70 mm
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3.9x better wide angle
Wider aperture f/3.5 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Shorter 84 mm vs 117 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Zoom range Great zoom Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha4.3x
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F11.1x
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha300 mm
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha$189.99
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F$199.00
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alphaf/5.6
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon Ff/6.3
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
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 Sony Alpha435 g
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F398 g
Length Short Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha117 mm
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F84 mm
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha70 mm
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F18 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Sony Alpha76 mm
18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F74 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II Macro Nikon F Competitors

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

$117 - $130

Max focal length Better telephoto
Magnification More magnification
Zoom range Much less zoom
Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II Nikon F

Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$499

Zoom range Much less zoom
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

$250 - $275

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Zoom range Less zoom

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

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Sony Alpha

Wildlife lens

$180 - $199

Wide minimum Much 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

$169 - $199

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Magnification Less magnification
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II

Wildlife lens

$1,130

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price More expensive

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