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As a newcomer to the world of high-end photography, after many, many years of taking shots with lesser equipment, I finally made the jump to a full-frame Nikon DSLR recently, and needed a solid do-almost-all lens to get me started, while being budget-friendly. This lens filled that bill VERY well!
I had an older model Tamron Zoom Telephoto AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom for many years that worked well on my Minolta Maxxum 5 35mm, my Sony alpha 100, Sony Alpha 200, and my most recent Alpha 77 II. I took, what I would estimate, around 10,000 shots with it and recently quit working.
One of the two lenses that came with a package deal for my Canon EOS Rebel XTi DSLR. While I don’t use this lens as often as my short lens, this is my absolute favorite. I use it for the majority of my macro and darkroom shots, and obviously for plenty of wildlife and zoom-necessary photo...
Decent entry level extended zoom. Plenty sharp for consumer use. Take the MACRO feature with a grain of salt though. 4.9ft min focus and does NOT make this a macro lens by any stretch of the imagination. Smooth zoom ring though. Of the plastic zooms I have handled this one is decent.
Price/performance ratio can't be beat. Metal mount! Comes with lens hood that is reversible. Light lens with out feeling too cheap. Great for back yard bird/critter watching (within 30 feet). I've taken some full frame shots of squirrels that are very nice.
There are not too many. It could be a tad sharper, but then it would cost more. IT is very usable as is. I'm not going to say the speed is a weakness as you are buying a f4 lens. If you want to shoot low light go pay for a f2.8.
Really nice and sharp lens. I use it when I want to go lighter and the subjects are not too far away.
Great lens! Sharp clear pics! Use on my Nikon D7200. Great all around lens.
Love this zoom lens. I use it a lot for my sports photography, but for many other types too. I use it with my Nikon.
Worked as advertised
The picture quality from this lens is phenomenal. Auto-focus is pretty fast. But the absolute best thing about this lens is the vibration reduction. Even at full zoom, it's easy to take nice, clear pictures
I have a Nikon D3300 and checked in to several options for the 70-300mm lens. I ultimately decided on the Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD. If you time it right (when Tamron offers a $100 rebate) it ends up being about $150 less than the comparable Nikon lens.