Tamron AF70-300mm Lens

2011-01-29T20:16:52.413-07:00

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So I picked up a new lens. I had a number of reasons for doing this.

1. I enjoy lunar photography and I wanted to get some better shots of the Lunar Eclipse that is coming up in June.

2. I wanted a lens that would make taking pictures of animals a little easier, specifically birds.

3. I have been wanting to do more with Macro photography.

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It was relatively cheap as far as zoom lenses for Nikon go. Part of the reason it was so cheap ($200) is because it doesn't have Vibration Reduction (VR).

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It is an extreamly well made lens. It's got a good weight to it and fits to my D90 perfectly.

You may notice a bit of a sheen... I took these photos right after I unpacked it on a sub zero temperature day.

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When fully retracted it is not all that much larger than my stock 105mm lens.

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And it does an amazing job zooming in on detail.

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The only cons I have are the lack of (VR) and that the auto-focus is a bit slow at 300mm. However in most cases when I would use this lens the lighting would most likely be ideal or I would be using a tripod, and the focus is solid so if you set it manually it doesn't shift easily.

If you are looking for a quality 300mm lens you really can't do any better than this. If your spending more and not getting (VR) then you are probably spending to much.



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