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

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$147
70-300 mm
autofocus 4.3x zoom lens
f/4-5.6
variable aperture
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor
  • 1:2 (0.5) Macro

reviewswhat are people saying

"I love the crispness and clarity in the pictures."

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"This is a good lens for the price. It is light enough to carry all day, it has macro capabilities and it is relatively fast on focusing. I use this lens for sports, challenged youth. It is also perfect for wildlife and closeups of plant life. I would recommend this lens."

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"I only wish it worked for the near shots as well as the distant shots."

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Weight Very light Help
435 g
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$147.26
Zoom range Great zoom range Help
4.3x

The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
300 mm

Cons

The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Magnification Poor macro Help
1:2 (0.5)
Tilt-shift Not a tilt-shift Help
Regular images
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/5.6

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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70 mm
Max focal length
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300 mm
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Zoom range
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4.3x
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Magnification
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1:2 (0.5)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/4
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Wide minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/5.6
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
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Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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117 mm
Diameter
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76 mm
Filter size
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62 mm
Weight
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435 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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28.8°
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Telephoto horizontal
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6.9°
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Wide vertical
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19.5°
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Telephoto vertical
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4.6°
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Wide diagonal
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34.3°
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Telephoto diagonal
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8.2°
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Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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19.1°
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Telephoto horizontal
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4.5°
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Wide vertical
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12.9°
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Telephoto vertical
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3°
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Wide diagonal
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22.9°
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Telephoto diagonal
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5.4°
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DiscussionWhat do you think about the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Nikon F lens?

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Avatar for ARJUN R KRISHNA ARJUN R KRISHNA (5:06 PM, September 01, 2016)
Will the Autofocus works for my D40...?
 
Ashish Chirmade (2:41 PM, September 04, 2014)
PI have to purchase lens for my Nikon D5200.... Can I go for Tamron 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro???Because I have budget only upto 8000 (Approx.)
 
Avatar for alvin alvin (8:00 PM, August 21, 2014)
same Question ;)
 
Avatar for alvin alvin (7:58 PM, August 21, 2014)
Will this autofocus on a nikon D3200
 
Marti H. (2:47 AM, June 13, 2013)
Actually this lens is now equipped with a focus motor. i got one a few months ago. it isn't too keen in focusing, but it does the job
 
Tony B. (11:42 PM, May 27, 2013)
I was told no but it does have a motor in it to focus which makes no sense to me.....
 
Kate (4:31 PM, April 25, 2013)
So will this autofocus on a Nikon D7000?
 
Steven Wood (1:41 AM, April 05, 2013)
I saw a post saying it worked fine on a 3100. Will the autofocus work with Nikon d3200? If so, how do you get it to work?
 
Sathish (6:56 AM, March 02, 2013)
yes. will this..
 
Avatar for Kush Mohan Kush Mohan (6:06 AM, February 07, 2013)
will it autofocus with nikon D5100 ?
 
Straycat (0:15 PM, June 27, 2012)
does it auto focus on the nikon d5100?....it says it works on ALL kind of nikon dslrs...
 
mr W (11:53 AM, January 15, 2012)
Just to reconfirm, this lens will auto focus with the more recent low-end Nikon bodies (it works fine on my D3100)
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:38 PM, February 01, 2011)
You are correct, we will fix that.
 
Amir (1:17 AM, February 01, 2011)
Actually, this lens does autofocus with Nikon's low-end DSLR. It autofocuses on my D60.
 
Avatar for Mark Schnidman Mark Schnidman (11:15 AM, December 21, 2010)
Isn't there a newer version that has a (BIM) Built in Motor for the Nikon D3000, D3100 and D5000 ?