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TAMRON AF017C700 AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Lens for Canon EOS Black

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Zoom Lens


Canon EOS
Focal Length
70 - 300 mm
Maximum: f/4 - 5.6 Minimum: f/32
35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor, Canon APS-C
Camera Mount
Canon EF
Angle of View
34 - 8 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance
Lens Construction
13 elements in 9 groups
3.0" x 4.6" (Diameter x Length)
Diaphragm Blade Number: 9


Zoom System
This new 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 lens for your DSLR kit

22% lighter and 4% shorter than other makes

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  • Larry M.
  • 12/28/2013 7:44:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice for the price

Pros: Very sharp even wide open.

Cons: No IS. Plastic mount.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this as a gift. This is a pretty good entry level tele zoom. Low light performance suffers without a monopod or tripod, and the af is slow sometimes, especially in low light, but pre-focus manually first, not a problem getting sharp images.

This is an excellent learner's lens (think learning to drive on a stick shift first), which was the purpose of my purchase.

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  • Brice G.
  • 2/1/2012 10:40:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEGGCELENT DEAL

Pros: Great Zoom and focus. Auto Focus Works well as I like to keep objects focus refreshed and able to zoom in and out quickly. These lenses are great for that quick need to shoot photo. My son plays basket ball and I like to have him fill the picture vs having the whole team or court in the photo. I can get those closse up shots and all the facial expressions :) I do have to position my self away from the court but that is ok because you really don't want to have to stand on the side line to get pictures.
I like the macro option, though you have to keep the zoom back to switch this feature on it's not a big deal. Hope that I'll get to use that feature some dayu and see results in actual photos that I have yet to do even for the normal pictures we have taken.

Cons: not sure how well the quality build is for these lenses, they are the first telephoto lenses I have owened as far as I can tell they are well built and not too bulky or heavy in my opinion. They are cheap so it does make you wonder if you are getting what you pay for or more. If I write another review it will be because I have to send them in for repair or replacement hopfully that won't happen

Other Thoughts: Using this on the Canon EOS Rebel T2i Black 18.0 MP 3.0" 1.04M LCD Digital SLR Camera. I keep a regular small 14MP digital camera in my pocket because you never know also these days camera phones are good too 5-8MP, but they dont have the clarity and zoom this lense has zoom is manual but that is what you want for these high dollar DSLR cameras because the zoom is so slow on the pocket cameras you miss your shots. I would recomend these lenses for end users and beginners but don't think that I'm saying these lenses are not good quality, I think they are. Just keep the lense protected and they should last a good while.

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  • Corey S.
  • 1/11/2011 8:17:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAcceptable lens at a great price

Pros: For a 300mm telephoto, this lens is amazingly cheap. The macro focus is also very nice, and allows one to get very close to small objects, even from a short distance away (while my 28-80mm's macro nearly requires you to press the lens against the subject).

Cons: Now for the things that aren't so nice. This lens is soft at 300mm, even stopped down to the typical f8-f11 range that usually helps telephotos. That isn't to say that stopping down doesn't help, merely that it takes the lens from terrible (at f5.6) to reasonably acceptable.

This lens also takes an absolute eternity to go through its focus range, and likes to focus hunt in all but the absolute best lighting conditions. You can pretty much forget tracking moving objects with this lens, at least without a lot of effort and a lot of misses.

Other Thoughts: Without IS, you're going to be shooting at ISO400 or 800 most of the time at 300mm in order to get the necessary shutter speed, especially on an APSC sensor, which makes this lens effectively 450mm-480mm. Most SLR bodies will handle that without any kind of problem, though.

All in all, this lens has some serious limitations, but for the price, it's a good buy.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/30/2010 11:20:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Lens

Pros: This is a alternative to the "kit" lens that Canon sells for its line,I have both and have found the Tamron to be a much more useful lens in this price range,It also has a neat macro switch/mode which is very useful.

They do warranty these lenses for 6 years compared to Canon's just one. That alone is enough to buy this one.

Not a Pro lens but a good one to have around.

Cons: It is a little slow at auto-focusing but to be fair so is the Canon one. Also not so good in low-light as most Zooms are not.

Other Thoughts: I do have to wonder Why Canon only has a 1 year warranty and Tamron 6,Come on Canon!

Overall a good starter lens that can get some very nice shots

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