Tamron SP AF 70-300mm 4-5.6 Di USD A-mount lens review by tnagy

reviewer#10264 date: Jun-5-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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:Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro
Tamron 90/2.8 macro
price paid:380 Euro (new)
positive:silent, sharp wide open, no CA, nice bokeh,
negative:backfocus on my A77 (adjustable)
comment:Very well build, nice, heavy lens, easy to zoom and easy to manual focus. Silent and quick focus. Sigma has a worse IQ like this Tamron (own both). Sharp up to 200 wide then a bit soft. Comparable to Tamron 90 macro (at 90mm). I'm happy I bought this one though had to adjust backfocus problems.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 54
  • sharpness: 4.49
  • color: 4.37
  • build: 4.35
  • distortion: 4.65
  • flare control: 4.54
  • overall: 4.48
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