Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro Lens Review

Advantages.

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro Lens On a DX-format digital SLRs, this lens is equivalent to a 105-450mm on a 35mm format SLR camera.

lightweight.

9 Blades.

Disadvantages.

lack of vibration control – VR.

It’s not this ultra-sharp lens, you need to be careful and patient to use this lens.

Macro Photography.

Minimum focusing distance is 95cm / 37.4″ in macro mode, so if you are taking photos of bees or insect you can stay a little bit away.

This lens has macro from 180mm to 300mm.

Nikon D700 - Tamron 70-300mm Macro - 1/1000s - f/16 - ISO-500 - SB-910 Flash
Nikon D700 – Tamron 70-300mm Macro – 1/1000s – f/16 – ISO-500 – SB-910 Flash
D 5-Pin Autofocus Lens For Nikon.

This lens has similar auto-focus pin system as the Nikon D lenses have, meaning this lens will not work on Nikon D3000 and D5000 camera Series (Manual focus only).

For auto-focus to work on this lens you need to have Nikon camera that has the built-in autofocus motor.

You need to set the aperture ring to f/32 for auto-focus to work.

Low light Test.

I can not recommend using this lens in low light, I only use this lens on sunny days with tripod and speed-light.

long exposure photography.

This lens is okay for long exposure photography good contrast and sharpness.

Bokeh.

This lens has decent bokeh effect when used right.

Nikon D700 - Tamron 70-300mm ad 170mm f/4.8 - 1/125s - ISO-220
Nikon D700 – Tamron 70-300mm ad 170mm f/4.8 – 1/125s – ISO-220
Sharpness.

I find this lens sharper at 70mm than the Sigma 70-300mm Macro lens, but at the 300mm It’s the complete opposite I find the Sigma 70-300mm Macro Sharper ad 300mm.

Flare test.

This lens flares a little bit.

Conclusion and recommendation.

I Only use this lens on a sunny day with a tripod for maximum result.

Usually very cheap, good lens to start with if you are not sure what lens focal length you are after.

On a DX format digital SLRs this lens is equivalent to a 105-450mm on a 35mm format SLR camera.