Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di VC USD

Review of Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di VC USD telephoto zoom lens. Review created 2014.

Sport photos shot with Tamron

Facts

  • very usable telephoto zoom lens for outdoor use when there is plenty of light
  • in my use from 6/2014 to current date
  • estimated retail price 340 EUR

Pros

  • reasonably priced
  • really sharp when stopped down to f/8.0
  • focusing is quite fast, faster than with typical budget zooms but slower than with my speediest primes
  • not too heavy - I can shoot with this for hours without feeling any fatigue
  • nice image stabilization

Cons

  • heavy vignetting on a full frame body to the extend that the evaluative exposure mode overexposures the center
  • must be stopped down to increase sharpness and to fight the vignetting making this lens outdoors only