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Reasons to consider the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f

Wider aperture f/4 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f captures marginally more light, 0.3 f-stops
Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f Learn more about
the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Better image stabilization Nikon VR vs Tamron VC
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Less risk of blur
Slightly cheaper $189.00 vs $449.00
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The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (2.4x less)
Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f:Tamron VC
AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED:Nikon VR
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
300 mm
Zoom range Great zoom Help
4.3x
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f:f/4
AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED:f/4.5
Fixed aperture Both are variable aperture lenses Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

Compared to wildlife lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f:$449.00
AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED:$189.00
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Weight Light weight Help
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f:0.8 kg
AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED:0.7 kg

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

$289 - $397

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 - $155

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX VR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED

Wildlife lens

$189 - $247

Max focal length Has a slightly longer telephoto lens
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon-f

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

Macro lens

$165

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon-f

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Nikon-f

Travel lens

$409 - $449

Min focal length Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Zoom range Has way more large zoom range
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$1,449

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

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

Wildlife lens

$125 - $129

Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon-f Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,397

Fixed aperture Has a consant aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

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

Wildlife lens

$149 - $249

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Max focal length Worse telephoto

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

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED.

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