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

reviewer#7778 date: Aug-3-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 own this lens
compared to:Tamron 70-300 LD Di
Minolta 75=300 'New'
price paid:£49 GBP
positive:Very sharp 70-220
Sharp stopped down even at 300
Colour
PF better than its more recent sibling
negative:For the price, not a lot.
If yo don't like polycarbonate, don;t buy it
comment:Very impressive results considering its age. Much better than the current 'over rated' version.

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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