SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

Made for that instant

SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

Made for that instant

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 - utilizes an advanced optical design that features a 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 boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class.

In addition, it is the first Tamron lens to include 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 hand-held 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.

*Please note: The Sony mount does not include VC technology, due to the fact that most Sony SLRs have an integrated image stabilizer.

Focal Length [mm] 70-300
Maximum Aperture F/4-5.6
Minimum Object Distance [m] 1.50
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:4
Filter Size [mm] 62
Weight [g] 765
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SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

SP (Super Performance)

Only two letters - but what an impact they have on the results. SP stands for Super Performance and represents the high-performance lens class from Tamron. Our engineers were given a free hand in the design of these lenses and left no stone unturned to produce the optimal performance characteristics in each case. Take your camera to new frontiers - and pave the way for Super Performance.

SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

Features and Functions

VC Image Stabilization (Vibration Compensation)

The tried-and-tested Tamron VC Image Stabilizer (Vibration Compensation) ensures this lens delivers sharp and shake-free images. This means that the lens is also perfectly suited for hand-held photos and low-light conditions.

Delivering leading-edge image quality

The optical design of this lens uses a high-performance XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) element, which is manufactured out of a special glass with an extremely low refractive index. The refractive index describes the ability of the lens to split a light beam into its spectral colours. The dispersive properties are even lower than standard LD lenses and are at a level similar to fluorite. The XLD lens in combination with the LD element delivers the highest contrast and brilliance. This effectively prevents the problem of chromatic aberration in telephoto photography and delivers a high level of sharpness even in the peripheral regions. The result is a lens that effectively compensates for axial chromatic aberration and magnification aberration throughout the entire zoom range and guarantees the highest resolution and brilliance for your pictures.

USD

The Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) is Tamron's latest generation of autofocus motors. Thanks to the advanced motor technology and the newly developed software, the USD enables a fast, precise and almost silent photographic experience. There are few better options for capturing quick and dynamic subjects that arise in areas such as sports photography, fast cars or even wildlife photography.


Additional product features

VC (Vibration Compensation)

The VC Image Stabilizer delivers sharp and shake-free images, as well as a smooth viewfinder image.

USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)

Powerful ultrasonic motor for quick and dynamic subjects. It is extremely quiet, precise and allows manual control at any time.

Super Performance

Tamron's Super Performance series delivers a range of lenses that meet the highest standards.

LD (Low Dispersion)

Lens element for greater image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration.

XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) Glass

A special glass with an extremely low colour dispersion index for the greatest level of sharpness and compensation of chromatic aberration.

Internal-Focusing (IF)-System

The extension length of the lens does not change during focussing and the close focussing distance is significantly reduced across the entire focusing range.

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