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

reviewer#11300 date: Aug-9-2013
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:Minolta 75-300
Minolta 100-300
price paid:500€ new
positive:- weight
- very good optical quality
- cost
- range
negative:- not f2.8 (but it would weight much more...)
comment:Wonderful lens to carry arround when you want to travel lightly.
Focusing is precise, fast and silent.
Build quality is good and it has very few optical flaws compared to Minolta 75-300 D or 100-300.

Moreover it is really cheap !

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 55
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.38
  • build: 4.35
  • distortion: 4.62
  • flare control: 4.53
  • overall: 4.47
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