Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 19, 2012, 10:32 PM   #1
Senior Member
WCKSer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,857
Default Tamron AF 70-300mm f.4-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD

The lens came late this afternoon and it was raining outside. I am forced to test it indoors using an old Vivitar 283 flash on my 5D MK II. This lens is the cheapest lens with VC which works on a full frame DSLR. I paid $309 for it provided that I get $50 back form a mail-in rebate. The reviews I have read from different sites are so-so. But after looking at this 5 shots, I think I got a pretty lens for the money. They shots were made at 70mm, 100mm, 135mm, 200mm and 300mm at f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO 400 bounced flash with camera set to manual.
Attached Images
WCKSer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
wanaclick's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: India
Posts: 274

I think its a good deal for the $$$ you paid for the lens.The shots are fine as well.Taking the reviews and the reviewers with a pinch of salt seems to be a good policy.
wanaclick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2012, 5:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
iowa_jim's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: North Central Iowa
Posts: 589

I have that lens and am rather fond of it. It has a little more CA than I'm used to in high contrast areas, but seldom noticeable. The next step up from this lens is a lot more expensive.
iowa_jim is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:09 AM.