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Tamron SP A005 70-300 mm F/4.0-5.6 Di VC USD Lens For Canon

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The Tamron SP A005 USD camera lens is specially designed to be used with any member of the Canon family of digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras, commonly known as DSLR. The Tamron SP A005 has a focal length of a minimum of 70 mm and a maximum range of 300 mm with a max aperture field of between four and 5.6 mm as well as a USD ultra-silent drive motor for barely detectable focus changes. The Tamron SP A005 USD camera lens also has a mini-focal distance length of 59.1 inches so that the perfect shot can be captured, whether up close or into the distance. One of the most helpful features of the Tamron SP A005 is the vibration compensation image stabilization ability, which helps to reduce image distortion due to shaky hands during handheld photography whether the photography enthusiast is standing still or moving about to capture action shots. With its LD low dispersion and XLD extra low dispersion rates as well as nine diaphragm blades, this lens can quickly be manually focused or the photographer can rely on his or her Canon camera's auto focus setting. This lens is ideal for still objects and portraits as well as fast moving subjects such as auto, animal, or human racing and sports such as basketball, hockey, baseball, soccer, and football. The dimensions of the Tamron SP A005 USD lens are 5.6 inches wide by3.2 inches in diameter. It weighs a total of 27 ounces when it is off the camera.

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ModelA005
UPC4960371005539, 725211003113

Lens System
TypeTelephoto
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Focal LengthZoom
Focal Length (mm)70-300 mm
ApertureF/4.0-5.6

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Compatible BrandCanon

Dimensions
Weight27.16 oz

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Created: 09/09/13

Tamron telephoto VC zoom works well at a great price

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I purchased this lens to do all-around photography, but with sports and outdoor work in mind. This lens handles well and operates smoothly. The macro function works well in the field. The VC function provides vibration control that overall functions well. The lens is somewhat larger in size and heavier than some lenses in that class yet it seems to be well made and in function the focusing provides extremely sharp images. While other lenses may cost more, this zoom is a bargain for general photography. It does not compete with f/2.8 zooms that go up to 200mm but for a lens that is in the 70-300mm class it offers high resolution, vibration control and rapid focus at an affordable price.

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Created: 12/28/09

Best Macro Zoom for the Money?

Value – Need a versatile telephoto zoom, but short on cash? This lens retails for less than $200.00 and can be had for quite a bit less.
Wide focusing span - My wife and I are avid nature photographers. To be able to grab a closeup on a butterfly from several feet away is a plus; to be able to get it up to half life size is outstanding. This lens allows us to do this.
Zoom capability – In our Canon arsenal, we have several standard zooms and wide zooms as well as macro lenses. For super telephoto work, we use Canon’s storied 300mm f4L IS complete with the 1.4x extender - an excellent lens for wildlife, but not scenery. The Tamron AF70-300 f4-5.6 effectively closes the gap, letting us get decent bird shots at 300mm, then end the day with awesome sunset shots at 70.
Weight – after I gave my wife the Tamron AF70-300 f4-5.6 for Christmas, she of course immediately wanted to try it out in the field. For us that means side by side tests against the 300/1.4x on identical camera bodies (50D) in the lavrados and varzeas of Roraima, Brazil. Hiking 20 kilometers through a dense rainforest was a chore with the Canon lens - a downside of having all that high-quality glass – but my wife had no problem hauling the Tamron around , and ended up using it a lot more, on everything from butterflies to landscapes. Getting this lens, I thought that the lack of image stabilization may be a problem. However,due to its light weight, this has not yet proven to be the case.
Low-light capability – the first two tests for the Tamron have taken place at sunset and in a very dark forest, respectively. Right away, on its very first day in the field, the Tamron was used to get closeups of Jabiru Storks, ducks in flight, and a Giant Anteater in low light! It performed extremely admirably with the flight sequences, and caught the storks and anteater rather well, but did come up short in one area. In the heaviest shade and in the dimmest dusk, the Canon produced portraits of Erato Heliconians and Savannah Hawks with considerably less noise than the Tamron – again a result, no doubt, of the lens workmanship. However, for most situations, the Tamron produced photos on a par with the Canon combo.
Size – Let’s face it – telephoto lenses of both prime and zoom configurations are a bear to pack away, often requiring an extra investment in travel and toting bags. The Tamron really shines in this category, measuring 3inches wide by less than 5 inches long in its 70mm mode. It can literally fit in just about any bag.
Lens Performance- Many reviews of the Tamron lens fault its performance at the 200-300mm range, stating that it’s soft focusing when wide open, and exhibits vignetting and chromatic aberration as well. I can honestly say that I only have seen this in bird portraits set against empty skies. In most situations , this lens has thus far performed admirably, reproducing true-to-life colors and good sharpness. Its focusing is not as smooth as that of the Canon, but it focuses quickly enough for most nature subjects. Going only up to 300, it does not perform as well on birds as the Canon combo, but its light weight and macro capability probably make it better for butterflies.
Summary – This lens’ versatility,value and overall excellence outweigh its few performance shortcomings. For nature photographers looking for good all-purpose lens, this is certainly a good candidate! See us put the Tamton to the test at http://davidednelzasjournal.sh​utterfly.com/.

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Created: 10/10/11

Great for enthusiasts and beginners who want something good from day 1 !!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

For those who want a powerful tele-zoom lens and are not yet ready to go for expensive "L" series this is a perfect choice!

***PROS:
-One of the best in class in terms of picture quality
-Very tough build, not water tight but extremely durable (almost feels like you can use it instead of hammer and it'll still make great photos);
-USD motor: almost instant focus;
-VC: great stabilization, I managed to handhold shutter speeds of 1/8 and 1/4 even!!! With absolutely no smear and blur on pictures!!!;
-Has full time manual focus override (in AF don't forget to half press shutter release before turning focus ring though!);
-Front element does bot move or rotate during focusing;
-Supplied with lens hood;

***CONS:
-Weight and size maybe... But well, it's a big boy... if you want this kind of telephoto you got to be ready to carry weights) AND! It's still a lot lighter than most "L" lenses;

***COMPARED TO CANON 70-300 IS USM:
If you're considering buying this lens you have most likely taken a look at the similar Canon model as I did;
So why did I go for Tamron instead?
Before ordering I went to a local photo store and took several test photos with different Aperture values with both lenses attached to my Rebel T2i. Viewing pictures I did not notice much difference in picture quality. And since both lenses are not cheap low-end models I don't think quality will be an issue. Hell both make great pictures!
So the choice was based on what do I like more about Tamron and here's what that is:
-Front element does not move or rotate during focusing. I was kinda surprised that on Canon's counterpart it does! Such an expensive lens with this front element twisting and turning like on a cheap 18-55... (What were Canon thinking about?);
-Tamron comes with a lens hood. Canon is just being nasty not supplying lens hoods... It is an expensive lens, and after you buy it, according to Canon,s philosophy you MUST spend some more on a lens hood...;
-The quality of materials and the feel of Tamron lens to the hand just felt much much better for some reason. It feels a lot tougher than Canon too.;
-Tamron is a lot cheaper!!! And for this difference I got myself a good Camera Bag and a polarizing filter.;
-VC on this lens is absolutely fantastic!!! I'm not a pro and have probably seen and held in my hands like five or so stabilized lenses in my life and this VC is the BEST I ever saw.;
-The one thing that I like more on Canon is that it had a zoom-lock button that does not allow the barrel to extend under it's own weight (when not in use). Tamron does not have it, BUT! Tamron's zoom ring is extremely tough, it rotates very steadily and slowly, there's no chance it will extend on it's own, even if you decide to go horse-back riding with a camera hanging on your neck.;

Hope you find this useful and choose this great lens as well. I certainly do not regret it a bit.
Cheers,
Mish;

PS If you have any questions about the lens, you can contact me

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Created: 04/23/10

Tamron AF 75-300mm Vs. Canon 75-300mm USM

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM 75-300mm

Tamron AF 75-300mm f 1:4-5.6 LD TELE-MACRO (672D) Lens

If you are looking for a really technical review/ comparison of these two lens, that is not what I am going to do. I am comparing these two lenses for the person who has purchased an entry level Canon DSLR camera and is looking for a cheap mid-range zoom lens.

First off, neither of these two lenses are high quality in build or performance. It could be argued that if you are serious about photography that you will overlook these two lens and spend a little more to get a better lens. If you are just going to use a zoom rarely, one of these might be worth looking into.

Let’s assume now that you are looking to choose one of these lenses. What is the same with the two lenses. The physical size is pretty close and they are both f/4-5.6 75-300mm lenses. On paper the specifications are pretty close.

So which one do I choose? The Canon uses a 58mm filter size which is the same as the kit lens for the Canon. The Tamron uses a 62mm filter. If you are not wanting to buy all different filters, then Canon has this in their favor.

The Auto-Focus motors are different. The Canon has a Micro USM and the Tamron has a DC motor. What this means is that the Canon may focus a little quicker and smoother than the Tamron. In actual use the Tamron is a little bit noisier that the Canon but the focus speed is about the same. The better Canon lens use a Ring USM which is quicker, smoother and quieter. Canon also has a version of the 75-300mm with a DC motor that is a few dollars less. There is no clear winner here.

The build quality is pretty much the same on these lens. The Tamron is slightly heavier but the Canon feels a little tighter. Both are plastic and fairly light. Again, there is no clear winner for build quality.

Now to the important part of the review, ‘What do the pictures look like?’ I have three shots that I use to test or check out lens; (1) the key lock slot on a trailer that is about 300 feet away, (2) the top of a large evergreen tree about 500 feet away, and (3) a broken branch that is about 200 feet away. All the photos are taken in the late afternoon so the sunlight is directly shining in the target.

All the shots were done with a Canon Digital Rebel 500D mounted on a tripod and taken using a wired remote. Both of the lenses have multicoated UV filters.

Shot (1) shows me how crisp the focus is as well as how well the bright white and the shadows look. The Tamron lens at 300mm lacks contrast and the key lock slot on the trailer is not clearly defined. The Canon lens at 300mm has pretty good color and contrast. The key lock slot is very clearly defined. These results are fairly consistent from 75-300mm.

Shot (2) shows me if the focus is clear and shows me the degree of chromatic aberration (I know this is a technical term but I do check it out) of the lens. The Tamron fails this shot consistently. The focus is worse than unclear. I have used manual and auto focus with the same results. The branches, needles and pine cones all appear to be in a haze. As you zoom into the picture (100 %) on your computer screen you can see the cyan colored outlines. The chromatic aberration is terrible and whatever f-stop you choose. The Canon does very well with this shot. The branches, needles, and pine cones are both clear and well defined. There is a very slight chromatic aberration but not enough to be distracting.

Shot (3) is

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Created: 10/08/09

AWESOME QUALITY LEN'S!. IT WORKS GREAT, ESP. FOR THE $$

I WAS SURPRISED WITH AN AWESOME QUALITY LEN'S AT A GREAT PRICE!. IT WORK'S FLAWLESSLY AND IS EASY TO USE. COMPARED TO A 300MM FILM LEN'S THIS LEN'S COMPARATIVE FOCAL LENGTH IS EQUAL TO AROUND 480MM. I PHOTOGRAPHED A HOUSE ABOUT 200 YARD'S AWAY AND COULD NOT SEE THRU THE HOME'S WINDOW'S BUT WHEN I USED MY CANON'S DIGITAL ENLARGEMENT FEATURE I COULD SEE 2 CHILDREN SITTING IN THERE LIVING ROOM, IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE WATCHING TV AND THE GIRL EITHER HAD SOME BOOK'S IN FRONT OF HER OR MAYBE A TOY OF SOME SORT!. BUT WITHOUT ENLARGING THE PICTURE I COULD ONLY SEE DARK WINDOW GLASS, I COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING THRU A WINDOW. THIS IS NOW MY NUMBER ONE LEN'S IN IT'S FOCAL LENGTH RANGE. I AM AN AMATUER PHOTOGRAPHER, SO IT IS PERFECT FOR ME, BUT A PROFESSIONAL OBVIOUSLY WOULD WANT A TOP OF THE LINE LEN'S, WHICH I COULD NOT JUSTIFY THE PRICE OF. FOR THE PRICE IT IS EXCELLANT, BUT IT REACHES OUT SO FAR YOU SHOULD USE A TRIPOD WITH IT, I DID NOT AND THE PICTURE'S WERE NOT NOTICEABLE BLURRED, EVEN THOUGH I COULD SEE THE HOUSE I WAS SHOOTING MOVING IN THE VEIW FINDER, MY CANON 20D SHOT FAST ENOUGH TO OVERCOME THE CAMERA MOVEMENT, BUT I WILL BE USEING A TRIPOD. THE ONLY REASON I DID NOT USE A TRIPOD IS BECAUSE I JUST RECIEVED THE LEN'S AND COULD NOT WAIT TO TRY IT!. I AM ONE HAPPY CAMPER WITH THIS LEN'S, SINCERELY, THE BUYER/WINNER!!...

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