Tamron now offers a lightweight, compact, high-image-quality telephoto zoom lens with macro capability of 1:2 that can be used with digital cameras. This lens is a Di type lens using an optical system with improved multi-coating designed to function with digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras.
With this 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens, flipping a macro switch in the focal length range of 180mm to 300mm obtains a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 at a minimum focus distance as short as 37.4″, enabling close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other objects that normally require the use of a specially designed macro lens. Moreover, this is a zoom lens that casually offers the distant capture and foreshortening effect pleasures of the 300mm ultra-telephoto world.
•”Best in Class” Tele-Macro Zoom Lens
•Perfect 2nd lens for your DSLR kit
•22% lighter and 4% shorter than other makes
Designed for optimum handling ease and portability (it weighs only 458g / 16.2oz), it's ideal for handheld shooting with full-frame and APS-C format SLRs. Its unsurpassed close-focusing ability (down to 0.95m(3.1 feet) or 1:2 in macro mode) makes it perfect for nature and portrait photography.
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 9/13
Angle of View 34°21′-8°15′
Type of Zooming Rotation
Diaphragm Blade Number 9
Minimum Aperture F/32
Minimum Focus Distance 59in.(1.5m) in normal setting/ 37.4″ (0.95m) in macro mode (f=180mm-300mm range)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:2 (at f=300mm MFD 0.95m)
Filter Diameter ø62
Weight 435g (15.3oz)
Diameter x Length ø3.0 x 4.6in.
(ø76.6 x 116.5mm)
Accessory Lens hood
Mount Canon – Available Nikon with Built-In Motor – Available
Pentax – Available
Sony – Available