Tamron 70-300mm F4/5.6 DI LD Macro (Pentax / Samsung AF) £69.99 & Free Delivery Jessops - HotUKDeals
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Just been looking on the Jessops site from the earlier link posted.

The Tamron 70-300mm lens is a quality zoom lens which usually retails for £99 to £130ish so this is a real good bargain if you have either a Pentax or Samsung DSLR.

Product Overview:

Tamron now offers a lightweight, compact, high-image-quality telephoto zoom lens with macro capability of 1:2 that can be used with digital cameras. This new lens is a Di type lens using an optical system with improved multi-coating designed to function with digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras.

With this 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens, flipping a macro switch in the focal length range of 180mm to 300mm obtains a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at a minimum focus distance as short as 37.4", enabling close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other objects that normally require the use of a specially designed macro lens. Moreover, this is a zoom lens that casually offers the distant capture and foreshortening effect pleasures of the 300mm ultra-telephoto world.

Specifications:


Model: A017
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements): 9/13
Angle of View: 34°21'-8°15'
Type of Zooming: Rotation
Diaphragm Blade Number: 9
Minimum Aperture: F/32
Minimum Focus Distance : 59in.(1.5m) in normal setting/ 37.4" (0.95m) in macro mode (f=180mm-300mm range)
Macro Magnification Ratio: 1:2 (at f=300mm MFD 0.95m)
Filter Diameter: ?
Weight: 435g (15.3oz)
Diameter x Length: ? x 4.6in. (?6 x 116.5mm)
Mount: Pentax AF
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#1
Topcashback are 9% for Jessops.
banned#2
Good price
#3
Thanks for this, just paid 119.00 for this lens at Amazon. :thinking:
#4
Cracking deal.
#5
ah if only there was a canon lens this cheap
#6
More money spent:oops: Heat added Thanks:thumbsup::-D:thumbsup:
#7
9% Quidco
#8
Also, use code COUPONCRAZE to get another 5% off
#9
-code works, just got £50 off the nikon 24-70 2.8
#10
or Jessops5
#11
Not a great lens. I've had one for a while and it's not the best. Good price at least. Definitely not one for anyone but an entry level photographer.
#12
Quidco also gives 9% cashback for Jessops for a limited time only!



(edit, oops.. someone already said it!)
#13
good deal and price
#14
does anyone know a good cheap zoom lens that can auto focus with a d40 ?
#15
real good buy paid as much for s/h one on ebay well worth buying if you have pentax or samsung SLR voted hot
#16
It won't even fit a D40, it is a Pentax mount
#17
this lens did win a review out of 10 lenses of same spec in a digital camera magazine a couple of years ago. It's an ok lens, needs light, the AF hunting in low light will drive you mad.

but for this price, cracking!
#18
leighbeef
does anyone know a good cheap zoom lens that can auto focus with a d40 ?


This gives u a list of lenses that Autofocus with the D40, the sigma at the top of the list is a very decent buy with the 5% off

http://www.jessops.com/Products/SearchResults.aspx?CatId=143&MultiOpIds=54624,&SortBy=SkuOfferingPriceASC&IsInStockOnly=False&PageSize=20
#19
I am looking for an AF zoom lens for my Nikon D40. What do you guys think of the Sigma 55-200mm f4/5.6 DC HSM that Jessops are doing for £99? It is around the same price elsewhere, but RRP seems to be £199.

There are some cheap lenses around, but when I check the reviews they are usually from 2 or 3 years ago.

edit: Thankz, Rudz - you posted that whilst I was typing, I guess.

Am I right in thinking that the 55-200 actually works as a 300mm zoom in effect?
#20
Damn, I own a proper camera so no deal for me....

Sure, you all read the spec on this and know about Macro lenses - I take it.....??????
#21
sicknote
Damn, I own a proper camera so no deal for me....


?????
#22
krunchynutt
?????


He means he does not have a SLR :thumbsup: !! Meaning a normal digital camera which cannot make use of these lens :p:p !! Hot deal!!
#23
puls3;2815943
He means he does not have a SLR :thumbsup: !! Meaning a normal digital camera which cannot make use of these lens :p:p !! Hot deal!!


Er, no... I mean I read the spec on this rather poor attempt at a Macro lens - but with Spaz comments I'm sure you'll be buying one. .......:roll:
#24
Earlier post implies can use 2 x discount codes but only one working for me. The original lens in this post no use for me but thjought with Quidco and codes price would be good on other items. Can you believe Jessops are so expensive, even with 5% off and 9% Quidco and free delivery they are still more expensive than Amazon on the klens I am looking at!
#25
ame
I am looking for an AF zoom lens for my Nikon D40. What do you guys think of the Sigma 55-200mm f4/5.6 DC HSM that Jessops are doing for £99? It is around the same price elsewhere, but RRP seems to be £199.

There are some cheap lenses around, but when I check the reviews they are usually from 2 or 3 years ago.

edit: Thankz, Rudz - you posted that whilst I was typing, I guess.

Am I right in thinking that the 55-200 actually works as a 300mm zoom in effect?


I have the 55-200 paid about £79. I am sure the RRP is closer to £150 though. This lens is slightly sharper than the Sigma 70-300 DG Macro at 200mm (there are comparison pics on the net somewhere) and is really quite a nice lens at this price.

Example at 200mm linky

I would personally prefer the the Sigma 70-300 than the Tamron with extenders the Sigma is a very capable macro lens some superb examples on Potn forums.
However non of these budget lenses are doing your SLR body any justice and TBH a decent photographer could potentially get similar if not better results from a 'prosumer' camera.
#26
Damn Good Lens For The Money! :thumbsup:
#27
CruisingComet;2816212
Damn Good Lens For The Money! :thumbsup:


Sure, with a ratio of 1:2 on a macro lens.....?
#28
Good deals, heat added. The "Various generic discounts" do not work though.
#29
#30
Has anyone spotted any Nikon fitting bargains in that site?
banned#31
sicknote
Er, no... I mean I read the spec on this rather poor attempt at a Macro lens - but with Spaz comments I'm sure you'll be buying one. .......:roll:



I can imagine you being the sort of person who attaches his Canon 400mm F2.8 lens onto his EOS1DMKIII :geek: and then ........................................ takes pictures of his missus sitting on the beach or the dog running round the garden.

Not everyone can afford the best and of course some of the best pictures taken have been captured with 'lesser' equipment.
#32
sicknote
Sure, with a ratio of 1:2 on a macro lens.....?


Its a 70-300mm ZOOM lens with 1:2 macro capability.
It may not be 1:1 but find me a zoom of that length that can do 1:1 without tubes, converters or addons.

sicknote
Er, no... I mean I read the spec on this rather poor attempt at a Macro lens - but with Spaz comments I'm sure you'll be buying one. .......:roll:


I'm pretty sure you are old enough to have a go at putting together a sentence in a adult manner by now aren't you?
#33
Sockpuppetuk;2817594
Its a 70-300mm ZOOM lens with 1:2 macro capability.
It may not be 1:1 but find me a zoom of that length that can do 1:1 without tubes, converters or addons.

I'm pretty sure you are old enough to have a go at putting together a sentence in a adult manner by now aren't you?


I'm old enough to know this lens is a waste of bag space. :p
#34
Can we see some of sicknotes photo's, then we can see how much credibility his comments have. But either way, this is undeniably a great price for a decent lens.

j
#35
This is a low level consumer-grade lens at a rather good price.

It won't take pictures at the highest quality, but will be more than sufficient for many, especially given the price you need to pay to get a better lens.

Voting hot.
#36
sicknote
I'm old enough to know this lens is a waste of bag space. :p


I think it has been pointed out that this lens is fine for its target market - anyone who wants a cheap zoom with reasonable/passable quality. This will be fine for most people, used with caution. Good luck finding a better new AF zoom for similar money with this reach. Ranting about more than adequate 1:2 macro functionality - a bonus by all accounts - is hardly sensible.
#37
it's a telephoto lens for less than £100, it's a perfectly good lens for average stuff but does actually produce so good shots. This is the only one I could think of I took ages ago with mine (handheld at full zoom too) http://www.uptherighttree.com/up/ducky.jpg
#38
I have purchased one today, here is a link to a picture I have taken with it today if anyone wants an example. full zoom using macro function.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/krunchynutt/2796423817/sizes/l/

Camera is a K10D
#39
Looks like a good deal even for a standby lens (until you have saved up enough to buy a better performing one). Interesting brokeh ?!?!
banned#40
why is it whenever theres a deal like this the fanboys always knock it
its £70 ffs and not intended for you pro boys out there just as it says entry level for the budding photographer

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