Tamron SP AF 70-300mm 4-5.6 Di USD A-mount lens review by stan_pustylnik
|stan_pustylnik#10361 date: Jul-6-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta Maxxum 75-300mm f/4-5.6 AF - BBC|
Minolta Maxxum 70-210mm f/4 - BC
Minolta 135mm f/2.8 AF
Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro 1:1
|price paid:||$350 after rebate|
|positive:||Tack sharp through entire focal lengh range. Sharp starting from initial f/4 and f/5.6 at 300mm. AF is very fast and very silent. Has very good bokeh.|
Almost no PF or CA compare to BBC
|negative:||No infinity stopper. No AF limiter switch.|
|comment:||This lens is producing amazing IQ for zoom lens. It has excellent control over Purple Fringing and CA compare to Other zooms I tried in same range: Sigma 70-300mm DL, Minolta Maxxum 100-300mm f/4-5.6 AF, Minolta Maxxum 75-300mm AF f/4-5.6 BBC and Minolta BC - 70-210mm f4 AF.|
At the same time this lens does great detail definition-sharpness, AF is very fast if light is strong enough.
I would define this lens as "perfect action outdoor lens".
Also, 5 feet minimal focus is great at 300mm end for macro-like shots!