Tamron SP 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens - Canon Mount

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product overview
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  • For Canon DSLR & 35mm Film Cameras
  • Up to 4 Stops Vibration Compensation
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)
  • Fast, Quiet & Accurate Autofocusing
  • Outstanding Image Resolution
  • Digitally Integrated (Di)
  • 62mm Filter Size
  • Full Length of 5.9" (151.1mm)
  • Weighs 26.98 oz (756 g)

The lens is equipped with Tamron's first-ever ultrasonic auto-focus drive USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive). It achieves faster focusing making this telephoto lens perfect for photography of sports, motor racing, and other fast-moving subjects. With advanced motor technology and newly developed software, Tamron's USD delivers precise and noiseless focusing at turbo speed.

USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
Tamron's USD works with the high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations that are produced by a ring called a €˜stator'. Energy from the vibrations is used to rotate an attached metallic ring known as the €˜rotor'. Piezoelectric ceramic, an element that produces ultrasonic vibrations when voltage of a specific frequency is applied is arranged in a ring formation on the stator. This electrode configuration of piezoelectric ceramic causes two ultrasonic vibrations to occur in the stator.

By effectively combining these two ultrasonic vibrations, it is possible to convert the energy from the vibrations that produced simple motion into energy known as €˜deflective traveling waves', which then moves around the circumference (rotation direction) of the ring.

With the USD, the friction between these deflective traveling waves created on the metallic surface of the stator and the surface of the rotor produce force, causing the rotor to rotate. The focusing ring lens, which is linked to the rotor, is thus moved, creating a fast and smooth auto-focus drive.

VC (Vibration Compensation)
Tamron's VC mechanism employs a three-coil system, whereby three driving coils activate the shake-compensating VC lens group electromagnetically via three steel balls. The VC lens elements are held in place only by contact with the steel balls, achieving smooth movement with little friction. This provides a stable viewfinder image with excellent tracking performance that eliminates the blur from camera shake for cleaner, crisper shots.

Full time manual focus at your fingertips

Auto-focus has many benefits but sometimes the photographer needs the control of manual focus. Full time manual offers just that: the crossover from auto-focus to manual focus by simply adjusting the focus ring, allowing the photographer to make adjustments on the fly. This feature helps the lens produce impressive results even in telephoto situations where the depth of field is narrow.

Better balance and consistent length with internal focusing

When focusing, the internal elements of the lens move and the lens' external size does not change. This offers better balance and easier telephoto shots. Moreover, the barrel is not subject to stray light entering from external helicoids that can negatively affect images. And because the external elements do not move, it makes it easier to utilize polarizing filters and the flower shape hood to control the amount of light that enters the lens.

Enjoyable photography for a wide range of enthusiasts, from those using traditional film cameras, to digital SLRs with full-frame or APS-C size sensors
With a full-frame digital or 35mm SLR, portrait and medium telephoto shots can be achieved on the wider 70mm end of the range and spectacular telephoto shots at the longer 300mm side.

When using an ASP-C sensor camera the angle of view changes, giving it the equivalent range of 109-465mm for bold ultra-telephoto shots. And with a maximum magnification ratio 1:4, the lens can be used to explore in the realm of semi-macro photography.

  • MPN - TM-A005E
  • GTIN - 4960371005539
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Focal Length70 - 300mm
Lens typeZoom lens
Aperture RangeMaximum: f/4 - 5.6
Minimum: f/32 - 45
Max Format size35mm Full Frame
Camera MountCanon EF
Lens Format35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Lens mountCanon EF, Nikon F (FX)
Minimum Focusing Distance37.4“ (.95 m)
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizerYes
Angle Of View34 - 8
Diaphragm Blades9
Filter Size62 mm
Tripod CollarNo
Motor TypeRing-type Ultrasonic
Dimensions (DxL)Approx. 3.21 x 5.9“ (8.15 x 14.99 cm)
Diameter82 mm
Length143 mm
Minimum apertureF32.0 - F45.0
Filter Thread62 mm
Diaphragm Blades9
Focal Length70 to 300mm
Dimensions(DxL)8.15 x 14.99 cm
Weight765 g
Filter Thread Size62 mm
ApertureMaximum: f/4 to 5.6
Minimum: f/32 to 45
Camera Mount TypeCanon EF
Format Compatibility35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View34 to 8
Minimum Focus Distance.95 m
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:4
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Image StabilizationYes
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What’s In The Box

Tamron SP 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens - Canon Mount

  • Rear Lens Cap

  • Front Lens Cap

  • Instruction Manual

  • 2 Year Tamron Australia Warranty

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