Tamron AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 LD Macro A-mount lens review by nathan_68

reviewer#275 date: Dec-11-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:- inexpensive
- light
negative:- plastic body
- flimsy hood
comment:It's a good lens for the money. I've taken some good shots and it's useful for learning.
I reccomend this lens for beginners, but be prepared to go for a better lens as soon as you want to take more professional shots.
I've never understood why Tamron rates this lens as macro, because it's not macro at all.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 15
  • sharpness: 4.03
  • color: 4.07
  • build: 3.73
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 4.27
  • overall: 4.05
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