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

reviewer#11232 date: Jul-2-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 70-210 f4
sigma 17-70 os hsm (os system)
price paid:£350
positive:lightweight sharp very sharp.
bokhe is very pleasing.
Pretty fast AF in good light as its an outdoor lens this goes hand in hand.
negative:no vc for sony but sold at same price!
comment:Great optics. Light. I have taken some fantastic portraits using this lens at 70mm. Contrast is good colour is fantastic its not minolta beercan but better in its own rendition. I think paying vc price when its not incorporated is the only thing that taints my purchase. The sony steady shot on board both the a55 and a77 is good but in my experience the os /vc built onto the lens has been superior. That apart it a keeper.

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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