Tamrons 70-300mm is a great lens in a budget but the price drops of the lens after buying me the lens , its very disappointing for me i could have saved my money on this lens.
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.
I had bought it in October 2011, faced lens error issues on 25th May 2013,
"Err 01 Communication between the camera and lens is faulty "
during critical time of photography, however got the fix for the same on same night, as one of the blogs mentioned it is due to wrong aperture. setting aperture to ƒ32 would resolve the issue. It helped in my case.
Macros in this were great too.
First of all I must once again appreciate the Flipkart customer service for the prompt delivery of the lens. I was in desperate need of this product 3 days before my anniversary. Called the Flipkart Customer Support and they told me that I could get it for sure on the day of my anniversary. I was really surprised when they delivered it to me a day in advance! Great work guys! Flipkartian here forever! :)
Coming to the lens, this is a great lens on offer for its price. Captures very neat images, especially the macro shots. Very impressed with the picture quality. I would say it is perfect for its price tag.
The only thing that you may want to complain about is the zoom ring being a little tight. Hence, one would need to put in some effort to rotate it. May get smoother in the long run. Please read through the manual properly before use, as there are a couple of per-requisites that you need to meet when you switch to Macro Mode.
In short, I am very happy with my buy! If you are on a tight budget. am sure you would wanna go for it than spend on expensive Canon lens.
I picked up this lens from flipkart recently.
In terms of the order processing, payment and delivery, it has been excellent from flipkart side.
However, the quality of the lens itself leaves a lot to be desired. At extreme end - 300 mm- there is a visible chromatic aberration on all photos. The images at the tele end of the lens are quite soft. Also, if you want to shoot flying birds - where fast AF is required - this is not a choice. That said, the performance at wide and (70mm to 200 mm generally) is good. The macro functionality is impressive at 180mm to 200 mm range. For me, this is the only benefit as I am doubtful if I can use this as a regular lens for my bird photography requirements.
value for money.. very easy 2 use.. in AF mode photos r rockin... but in manual focusing making some noise tat oly hurting lot otherwise no words to say.. 100 % money worth lense..................................................................................................
I was looking for a budget lens with decent zoom and good macro. Being an amateur, I didn't know which one to choose. A friend of mine suggested this Tamron lens. I ordered it and got it the very next day (awesome service by Flipkart). Considering the price, my expectations were not too high. But I was surprised as to how good this lens performed; especially the macro function is really good. I shot some close-up shots of some insects, flowers and birds, and they come out really nice. The zoom levels are decent. I showed it to a relative of mine, who is a professional photographer, and he said that though this is not the best lens available out there, for the price I paid, it is definitely the best deal.
On the downside, as one of the reviewer mentioned, the photos shot through this lens are a bit soft. But not much to spoil your day.
Bottom line - for the price, definitely the best deal. Especially for amateurs.
Was confused between Sigma and Tamron when my friend advised that Tamron would work better for my Canon 1000D. So far so good, it exceeded my expectations on recent trip to Madhya Pradesh, looking forward to test more when I visit North East this winter.
Overall a good buy for it's price.
Got it delivered within a week. Packaging was excellent. The lens works decently. At its peak zoom u will find some chromatic aberration, specially with a highly exposed background. But over all the image quality remains sharp and its a great lens for beginners. And one more thing, ""the lens mouth is not made of metal as said and shown. Its plastic!"" But at this price Tamron is offering a great lens with in built macro functionality.
Conclusion: Money worth spending for me.
Happy shooting everyone. :) :) peace!
P.S-Chromatic aberration is a minor prb which can be corrected by post production.
Excellent entry-level multipurpose zoom lens. I purchased it with my Canon EOS 1100D (T3) DSLR camera. Very good all round performance at both ends. Synchronises perfectly with the autofocus function. Lightweigh and easy to carry. Macro function available between 180-300 mm.
Tamron f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro performed more than I expected in this price range. Loved the macro function provided and here are some images which are cropped and rest all are full frame. Although I noticed some kinda purple fringe when shooting on high contrast, chromatic abbrevation is negligieable and bokeh is very cool. Lack of image stabilization is not a big problem when u have stedy hands, a tripod and a remote to shoot without disturbing the camera on tripod BTW I clicked some pics in low light(handheld) and I got cool sharp images at long exposure upto 1/10 and I guess that is cool! In some article I read that this lens is useless and it doesn't give sharp images in shutter speed less than 1/1600 and that was just a hoax. He might be having problem with his brain in controlling his body limbs.
you can take a look at these pics I clicked with this on...
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