The Tamron AF 70-300mm is a masterpiece of the Japanese photography industry. A very cheap telephoto camera with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer will delight the novice amateur photographer with its slowness and ease of use. My introduction to the company Tamron started with the purchase of this lens. Thanks for providing a lens to update the review Marina M. Cherepovets.
Tamron AF 70-300mm in action
Chassis lens made of textured and non-marking plastic, painted black. Ring bayonet metal. The focus ring is not informative. When buying, it is better to check at all focal lengths, since even new lenses tend to wash the image where they should not. Of course, you can always sharpen in post-processing, but in addition to sharpness, it's nice to have image detail as well. A common problem with tamrons in general is poor-quality loops of the focus / diaphragm, zoom drive. They break with careful and not very exploitation. Replacing such a cable is very expensive.
On the outside, the lens looks impressive, easy to operate. Diaphragm Tamron AF 70-300mm round, 9 blades. the focusing drive is very slow, loud and brooding. A light enough lens for zooming with such focal lengths. With Tamron AF 70-300mm - only unhurried shooting, because only a snail can be caught in a frame with its focusing speed. The quality of the optics is probably a little higher than that of the Canon 18-55 IS II, it's just that it's somehow easier to work with parasitic shades. For such a small cost, you don't have to expect anything special from him.
When zooming, the front lens moves forward. Focusing is external, the front lens block rotates around the body. There is no stabilizer. In addition to waste paper, the kit comes with a hood.
In sunny weather, photos from lens you can get good quality. On cloudy days - the light sensitivity of the matrix can be raised to infinity, especially when shooting at a large focal length and a clamped aperture. Color reproduction can be compared with Canon 18-55, color distortion during editing, and subsequently, are noticeable. The presence of distortions in the form of a blue halo of contrast transitions at an open aperture in all focal length ranges is especially not encouraging.
There is no sharpness at the far end at infinity as such. In fact, the working focal lengths are lens only 70-180, then problems arise. At an open aperture, the lens is quite mediocre sharp, one might even say that it has a strong soft effect. Well, well, if we need 300mm for very little money, then we have to put up with the shortcomings.
Switch on the body lens "Normal-Macro 180-300" clearly hints at the presence of a macro mode.
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