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

The SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) - utilizes an advanced optical design that features an LD (Low Dispersion) and an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element to prevent chromatic aberrationand boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class. The lens also sports a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) that delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, racing, or other fast-moving subjects. Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization assists in hand-held photography, not only at long focal length ranges but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom. This comnbination of best in class image resolution, Ultrasonic Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation culminates in the production of a Tamron's Anniversary 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.Tamron lenses come with a Six-Year Limited WarrantyThis Tamron lens is warranted against defective materials or workmanship for Six Years from the date of original purchase, and is limited to repair, adjustment and/or replacement of defective parts. This Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the lens. This Limited Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear such as scratches, etc. (read more...)
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Review 1 for Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens for Canon
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4 / 5
Sharper than expected
PostedFebruary 19, 2013
letsdocoffee
from Orange, CA
Age: 35-44
Gender: male
Features
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
5 / 5
Price/Value
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
4 / 5
Satisfaction
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was originally looking at the Canon 70-200 f/4L IS which is a great lens.
It was suggested that I try the Tamron 70-300 F/4-5.6 VC and I was dubious but I went down to the store and gave it a try.
I was blown away!
This is fast, very sharp and has excellent contrast and it surprised me as I normally would never look at a lens without a constant aperture.
The Vibration Compensation is far more advanced than anything I have seen on a canon, it really works and is like a whisper sound when it activates and locks in the image.
Surprisingly this has excellent bokeh, which was a bonus and very unexpected given the aperture widest aperture, but hey there it is and it is very creamy at the center with a little aberration around the edges but on my 7D it is hardly noticeable.
My only complaint is a small amount of creep in the zoom when the camera is pointed down or up and no way to lock the zoom.
For the price just get one and shoot it, you will not be unhappy.
Pros: Great for Video, Fast Auto-Focus, Beautiful Colors/Contrast, Great Bokeh, Good Low-Light Performance
Cons: tiny amount of creep on the zoom
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