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

Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F
$449
70-300 mm
autofocus 4.3x zoom lens
f/4-5.6
variable aperture
  • Tamron VC Image stabilized
  • Tamron USD Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"There are two things that impressed me as soon as I started to use it. It's sharpness is great at all focal lenghts and all apertures all the way to F16 ."

bhphotovideo.com

"It is fast and accurate to focus. Better than my 70-30 NIkkor. It is also shaper at the 300mm end and quiet AF."

bhphotovideo.com

"The lense is very heavy and should be used with a tripod or heavy stand."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D750, Nikon D810 and Nikon D5.

Nikon D750
28.8 - 6.8°
horizontal angle of view
70-300mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D7200, Nikon D5600 and Nikon D5500.

Nikon D7200
19.1 - 4.5°
horizontal angle of view
107-459.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Max focal length Telephoto lens Help
300 mm
Zoom range Above average zoom range Help
4.3x
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Tamron VC
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32

The Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
82 mm
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
$449.00
Weight Very light Help
0.8 kg
Length Quite short Help
150 mm
Min focal length Excellent wide angle lens Help
70 mm

Cons

The Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/4
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Fixed aperture Variable aperture Help
Narrower aperture at longer focal lengths

The Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
300 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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70 mm
Max focal length
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300 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
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4.3x
above average above average
Magnification
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1:4 (0.2)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/4
below average below average
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/5.6
below average below average
Tele minimum
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f/45
unique unique

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
Help
Tamron USD
below average below average
Image stabilization
Help
Tamron VC
above average above average
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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150 mm
Diameter
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82 mm
Filter size
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62 mm
Weight
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0.8 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
Help
28.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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6.9°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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19.5°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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4.6°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
Help
34.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
8.2°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
Help
19.1°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
Help
4.5°
above average above average
Wide vertical
Help
12.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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3°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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22.9°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
Help
5.4°
above average above average

Competitors

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Avatar for Billy Rose Billy Rose (9:35 AM, May 08, 2016)
i would say top is nikon and bottom is tamron
 
Avatar for Adrien Perda Adrien Perda (1:17 PM, December 30, 2015)
Witch pics is witch???
 
Avatar for Suan Suan (8:09 AM, August 04, 2013)
Is this lense works on my EOS 1N ?
 
chibang (0:42 AM, June 04, 2012)
I just happened to try a Tamron 70-300VC and a Nikon 70-300VR in a local store. Looking at both lenses, i think the Nikon has a more sturdy built than the Tamron and the former is much heavier though. I also happened to have the opportunity to have some sample shots that i would like to share with you and find out. The Tamron is quite lighter than the Nikon. Im just quite impressed with the VC of Tamron because its really stable except that the Tamron elicits some weird and somewhat irritating noise when its trying to autofocus a subject that it can't focus. I have also read some articles regarding the comparison of both lenses mentioned with other lenses specifically an article I read in digital camera world march 2012 issue by matthew richards in which other telephoto lenses were also compared to nikon and tamron undergoing a series of battery of tests. The shots i made for both were very similar.. And that made me decide to go for the nikon. I just don't know how long can a Tamron lasts with regards to durability and of course problems associated with third-party lenses. I have some sample images which you can take a look and find out. i try to keep a similar settings as much as possible. Thanks