A blog by W. Brian Murphy

Ramblings from a mind in overdrive

Tamrom AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom Lens

I want to get into both portrait and nature photography.  I don’t have a lot of disposable income laying around and feared having to buy 2 new lenses.  During my research I came up with a single lens that would serve both purposes.  The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM UD Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras is an amazing lens.  But it is very expensive; I just can’t justify $1400.00 for a lens.  While researching lenses, I kept seeing the Tamron version of the Canon lens being exceptional.  I read many reviews which state, and I agree, that it is tack sharp.  It cost only $449.00, which was much more reasonable for my uses.  Photography is my hobby and not an income generator.

The Canon version (which I bought) comes with the lens, a lens cap, and a flower type lens hood.

There are versions for both Canon and Nikon cameras, BTW.  In the coming weeks, I will post photos I have taken with this lens on my Canon 6D body to show its quality.

Here are links to both the Canon and Nikon versions…

For Canon:

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

For Nikon:

Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras


Category: Photography, Reviews

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