TAMRON AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens - £55.97 Delivered - Dixons
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TAMRON AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens - £55.97 Delivered - Dixons

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Found 23rd Apr 2010
The blurb...

The Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is an ideal additional lens for your digital SLR camera kit. It offers the equivalent range of 140-600mm on a 35mm camera.

Offering a lightweight, compact, high-image-quality telephoto zoom, this Tamron SLR Lens has macro capability of 1:2 that can be used with digital cameras. The Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens is a Di type lens with advanced optical system and multi-coating, designed to function with digital SLRs as well as 35mm 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 precise close-up shots where you would normally require a specially designed macro lens.

As well as its great close-up capability, this high-tech zoom lens offers the distant capture and foreshortening effect of the 300mm ultra-telephoto world, increasing your photographic capacity with outstanding results

24 Comments

Can this be used with a Sony a200?

the description on dixon's site is not very good is it ?

It lists the following cameras as compatible

AF-D, Canon AF, Konica Minolta AF-D, Pentax AF, Nikon with Built-In Motor, Pentax, Sony

how ???

Got this lens on a Nikon D300 at the moment, (no motor on the D3000), so using as an autofocus lens, great viewability and crisp images, very easy to use and lightweight,with a motored camera i am sure it would be even better. I paid £87 a couple of months ago, so is a great price.:thumbsup:

Original Poster

Rudz;8435838

the description on dixon's site is not very good is it ?The list the … the description on dixon's site is not very good is it ?The list the following cameras as compatibleAF-D, Canon AF, Konica Minolta AF-D, Pentax AF, Nikon with Built-In Motor, Pentax, Sonyhow ???



Assuming this is the model A17 - The manufacturers specs state compatible mounts as:

Canon AF, Konica Minolta AF-D, Nikon AF-D, and Pentax AF.

]Here's a .pdf

Bookie;8435883

Assuming this is the model A17 - The manufacturers specs state compatible … Assuming this is the model A17 - The manufacturers specs state compatible mounts as:Canon AF, Konica Minolta AF-D, Nikon AF-D, and Pentax AF.]Here's a .pdf



how do you choose mounts tho ? what mount's the one they are selling ?

Oh nice!

I suspect that is Canon fit. Hope its Nikon though! But it many be Sony :whistling:

Original Poster

Yep - pretty daft not stating that. :thinking:

Does this lens have a built in motor?

Bookie;8435924

Yep - pretty daft not stating that. :thinking:



Does actually say that for the Nikon cameras they must have built in AFS in the body.

darms;8435951

review of lens can be found here guys... … review of lens can be found here guys... http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=165881&highlight=TAMRON+70-300mm



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then register then,..... its free to join

darms;8435961

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Perhaps you can copy n paste the summary to save folks the hastle?

review of the sony alpha variant AO17 here:
dyxum.com/len…tml

crazy site Dixons,; doesn't give the option of which format you are buying

moorjock;8435881

Got this lens on a Nikon D300 at the moment, (no motor on the D3000), so … Got this lens on a Nikon D300 at the moment, (no motor on the D3000), so using as an autofocus lens, great viewability and crisp images, very easy to use and lightweight,with a motored camera i am sure it would be even better. I paid £87 a couple of months ago, so is a great price.:thumbsup:



As a autofocus lens? - should that be manual focus?

Thats a great price

Original Poster

I think Waltersmith is right with the Canon fit.

The lens is available at Currys also and the Reevoo reviews point towards Canon. Also the recommended accessories are all Canon DSLRs.

bargain but bit of a lottery when it doesn't even say which bodies they fit :?

ordered, heat and rep

Even a phone call to customer services failed to elicit which lens fitting it is for !!

Review
Tamron 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di LD Macro - Canon Fit

Having read a number of positive reviews, I bought the latest Di version of this lens in the Canon AF mount for £119 which seemed like it was going to be a bargain. Wrong! It was really disappointing. Poor image quality at wide apertures and long focal lengths meant it had to go back. Not a patch on the Sigma 70-300 APO which I’ve owned previously. The Tamron offers about the same image quality as the non-APO version of the Sigma lens which again is pretty average. I could get decent results in a very narrow range of focal lengths and apertures but to me that really hinders my photography – I want to be able to use a zoom across its full range and wide open if needs be.

You can get decent images from this lens but it’s hard work and I was constantly thinking about whether or not you can get in to the optimal range. In poor light you simply cannot. This does not make for spontaneous images! It's a real shame as this is a well built, fine handling lens....altough personally I don't like plastic lens mounts.

If you’re on a tight budget I’d say the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens is a better bet for around £30 more.

Anyone order one?

kurv;8436434

ordered, heat and rep



WalterSmith;8441107

Anyone order one?



:whistling:

dratty;8436059

As a autofocus lens? - should that be manual focus?


Thought that was what i said! Am sure i am becoming dyslexic as i get older, or my fingers are at least ! :oops:
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