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- Best-in-Class Optical Performance
- High res through use of XLD glass
- USD motor for fast and quiet AF
- VC anti-shake mechanism for steady shooting
- SP class specifications
- Dual format Di design for use on fullframe and smaller sensor cameras
- 109-465mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras.
Unparalleled optical performance in a fast and steady telephoto zoom: In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron's Anniversary lens - the SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) - utilizes an advanced optical design that features an LD (Low Dispersion) and an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element made from specialized materials that prevent chromatic aberration. As a result, the SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class. In addition, it is the first Tamron lens sporting a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron's very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, racing, or other fast-moving subjects. The lens also boasts Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to assist in handheld photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom. This combination of best in class image resolution, Ultrasonic Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation is a new achievement of Tamron technology culminating in the production of a premium 70 300mm telephoto zoom lens.
- Model Name A005
- Focal Length 70-300mm
- Format size Full Frame Di
- Maximum Aperture F/4-5.6
- Diagonal Angle of View 34 degrees 21'-8 degrees 15'
- Lens Construction 17 elements, 12 groups
- MFD / Max. Mag. Ratio 59.1" /1:4 (at f = 300mm/MFD)
- Filter Diameter ?62mm
- Overall Length 5.6"
- Maximum Diameter ?3.2"
- Weight 27 0 oz
- Diaphragm Blades 9
- Standard Accessory Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible Mount Canon, Nikon and Sony**
* Values given are for Canon AF mount
**The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of Sony digital SLR cameras contains built-in image stabilization functionality.