MC Photography

Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USDM

This was my first DSLR. I guess I can thank this camera because I am passionate about photography. It has simple and informative settings and menus. I’m still using this camera in many of my macro projects. It has an 18Mp image sensor that produces beautiful macro images. Since it was launched in 2010, it is really affordable on the used market.

FEATURES

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Focal length70–300 mm
Image stabilizationYes
Lens mountCanon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha
Aperture
Maximum apertureF4–5.6
Minimum apertureF32–45
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades9
Optics
Elements17
Groups12
Special elements / coatings1 LD glass element 1 XLD glass element
Focus
Minimum focus1.50 m (59.06)
Maximum magnification0.25×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeRing-type ultrasonic
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleYes
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight765 g (1.69 lb)
Diameter82 mm (3.21)
Length143 mm (5.62)
MaterialsPlastic barrel, metal mount
SealingNo
ColourBlack
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread62 mm
Filter notesDoes not rotate on focusing
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo