Review Lens: Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon

Lens Overview - Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4

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Whether you are shooting indoor or outdoor sports, portraits, nature, or landscapes, the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens is the telephoto zoom that's a great way to capture the images before you. This is the Tamron Anniversary lens and is the first Tamron optic that incorporates an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) for fast, quiet and precision autofocusing.

This Vibration Compensation (VC) lens will allow you shoot up to four stops slower than would be possible with a non-VC lens, so you can shoot hand-held at all focal lengths without blurring whether shooting fast moving sports from football and car racing as well as events under low lighting conditions.

The SP 70-300mm is constructed with one LD (Low Dispersion) and one XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens which prevent chromatic aberration, resulting in clear, high contrast and color-accurate digital image captures.

This lens is also digitally integrated (Di) which means that it has been optimized for digital imaging, providing outstanding performance for DSLRS with full-frame and APS-C format sensors as well as with 35mm film cameras.

In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron's Anniversary lens utilizes an advanced optical design that features an LD (Low Dispersion) and an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element made from specialized materials that prevent chromatic aberration.
The SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance.
This is the first Tamron lens sporting a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive); Tamron's very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism.
This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, racing, or other fast-moving subjects.
The lens also boasts Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization that allows you to shoot at up to 4 stops slower than non-VC lenses. This assists in hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom.
Di (Digitally Integrated) design is a Tamron designation that applies to lenses that have been optimized for digital capture using advanced multi-coating techniques and optical designs that assure excellent image quality across the entire picture field. Because of these characteristics, Di lenses provide outstanding performance on cameras with full-frame and APS-C format sensors as well as on 35mm film.
UPC: 725211003113

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4 Latest Price



Focal Length70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 45
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View34° to 8°
Minimum Focus Distance37.4" / 0.95 m
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size62 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.21 x 5.9" / 8.15 x 14.99 cm
Weight1.68 lb / 765 g

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Lens Technical

Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD CanonPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Name Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD CanonPanasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 O.I.S.Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201020192019
Mount Type Canon EFLeica LLeica L
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $449$1700$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 707024
Global 22.0426
Effective Mega Pixel 12.8718
Distorsion 0.4663
Vignetting -1.48243
Tstop 5.43669
Ac 10.7762
Vignetting Ranking 10073
Tstop Ranking 10256
Ac Ranking 8472
Pixel Depth 50.6
Price Sensor 3900
Sensor Raw 51.16
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Aug. 2010Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand TamronPanasonicPanasonic


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