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

reviewer#10469 date: Aug-23-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:Beercan and Big Beercan
price paid:$350
positive:This lens is pretty sharp and I have noticed almost no PF
negative:slow
comment:This lens has been a mixed bag for me. It is nice and sharp but very slow to focus on things like BIF. I bought it to replace my Big Beercan since I was getting too much purple fringing with the old Minolta and this lens has been very good for delivering clean shots. I am actually shocked at how much faster my old screw drive lens are for focusing than this motor driven lens.

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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