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

reviewer#11752 date: Apr-2-2014
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Tamron 75-300
price paid:USD 450 new
positive:Very Sharp
Good contrast and Color
Silent Motor
negative:AF Issues
Good value for money
comment:I had the Tamron 70-300 SP for 2 years. It was a good first long zoom for sports and bird shots. But eventually started having major AF issues. Lens would hunt and refuse to lock focus. Sold this lens recently.

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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