Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Overview

Announced Aug 10, 2010 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha | A005
Product description
Announced Aug 10, 2010

The Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC was the first lens to feature Tamron's USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) auto-focus drive mechanism with full-time manual focus override, and also includes VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization (not available on the Sony version). Compatible with full-frame and APS-C cameras, on cropped sensors the SP 70-300mm delivers an effective focal length range of approximately 105-450mm. Construction consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, with XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) elements. Tamron claims that its VC optical image stabilization system allows sharp hand-held images at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible - a claim that holds true in our experience of shooting of this versatile lens.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 70–300 mm
Image stab. Yes
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha
Max aperture F4–5.6
Min aperture F32–45
Min focus 1.50 m (59.06)
Max magnification 0.25×
Weight 765 g (1.69 lb)
Length 143 mm (5.62)

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