Tamron SP AF 70-300mm 4-5.6 Di USD A-mount lens review by jacksprat
|jacksprat#27586 date: May-24-2016|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||beer can 70-210|
|price paid:||$269 in 2014|
|positive:||range, USD, overall optics are good, build is solid|
|negative:||size, weight, slower to focus than I would like.|
This lens is hard to hold and balance while trying to zoom or manual focus mainly because of the large diameter.
|comment:||Bought this lens thinking that the extra range from 210-300 would be nice. On my A77, the pictures in this range are good but not sharp enough (even after micro adjust). While the optics of this lens are better, I actually like the beercan better in some ways.|
The size of this lens and weight are the reasons I sold it.
IF the picture quality from the extra range would have been better, I may have kept it. I've read that to get a sharper image in the 300mm range, you must push toward F8. Sadly, the lens had to go since I hardly used it.