NOTE: This new lens has a buit-in motor and as such is perfectly compatible with the D40, D40X and D60 bodies.
The AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 features a Di* optical system designed for digital SLR cameras.
*Di (Digitally integrated) is a designation Tamron gives lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras.
Tamron now offers a lightweight, compact, high-image-quality telephoto zoom lens with macro capability of 1:2 that can also be used with digital cameras: the AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 (Model A17) . The 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 95cm (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.
Improved Coatings Transform Zoom Lens into a Di Type Lens Designed for Digital SLR Cameras By employing "Internal Surface Coatings" (i.e., multiple-layer coatings on cemented surfaces of plural elements) and new multiple-layer coating technology on ordinary elements, ghosting and flare due to reflections that occur when light enters through the front element and reflections caused by the imagers themselves are reduced to the absolute minimum. Additionally, upgraded advanced quality control raises the level of resolution performance standards and prevents flare due to aberrations, resulting in a telephoto zoom lens suitable for photography with interchangeable-lens type digital SLR cameras.
Macro Effect of 1:2 in Telephoto Zoom Range Flipping a macro switch in the focal length range of 180mm to 300mm allows entry into the macro range, for photography as close as 95cm (37.4") from the subject. In the macro range, one can take advantage of the telephoto effect and a maximum magnification ratio up to 1:2. (In normal shooting ranges, the minimum focus distance is 1.5m.) In addition, since the focal length in the macro range spans from 180mm to 300mm, zooming can also be used to adjust composition.
Designed for Use on Both Digital and 35mm Film CamerasThe ultra-long telephoto zoom covering up to 465mm equivalent can be used on a digital SLR camera, while the wide-end 70mm can be used with a conventional 35mm film SLR camera for portraits and other moderately mid-range shots.
Focal Length: 70-300mmMaximum Aperture: f/4-5.6Lens Construction: 13 elements in 9 groups Minimum Focus Distance: 1.5m (59.0") (normal) 0.95m(37.4") (Macro Mode at f=180-300mm)Max. Mag. Ratio: 1:2 (at f=300mm, MFD:0.95m) Overall Length: 116.5mm (4.6")Maximum Diameter: 76.6mm (3.0")Filter Size: 62mmWeight 435g (15.3oz.)Diaphragm Blades 9Minimum Aperture F/32Standard Accessory Lens hoodCompatible Mount: Nikon AF, AF-S
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from Drexel Hill, PA
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Comments about Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro f/ Nikon AF w/ Built-in Motor & 6-Year USA Warranty:
Perfect fit to the rest of my equipment
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great zoom/macro lens.
from Ogden, UT
Bought this just days before leaving for the Grand Tetons & Jackson Hole. It arrived on schedule and in very protective packaging. Tried it out right away around the house and seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. It is replacing it's grandfather relative lens (same make & such) of 20 years which also captured amazing landscapes and wildlife. This lens didn't let me down. Still heavy, but worth the weight. Postcard perfect shots every time including moving water, distant lanscapes, and even low lighting. GREAT LENS!
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I would buy this product again
from Silverdale, Wa
About Me Casual Photographer
would highly reccommend this lens
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I would recommend this to anyone
from halifax, nova scotia
About Me Photography Student
Used on a recent trip to Newfoundland for iceberg photos & shooting the barrens - awesome!
from Phoenix, AZ
Just what I was looking for!
Best all around
Good solid lens for the money, for the average person (not pro) you don't need to spend hundreds more on another manufacturer, this one will do just fine and you would never know the difference.
Look like a pro...or paparazzi
By Liz the wannabe photo expert
from Brooklyn, NY
This lens is amazing for photographers that like to look like they know what they're doing (like my husband and myself). My husband uses this lens like he's paparazzi and will take pictures of me from across the street. It takes amazing photos, but you need to make sure you adjust the focus properly, or else it can get blurry. The one drawback is that it's not easy to throw my camera in a bag for impromptu photos because the lens is pretty massive. Though it is worth it for those planned pro-looking images.
Good product at a reasonable price.
from Pittsburgh, PA
As with all telescopic lenses, should use support for camera.
will come back to purchase for my Nikon
from san angelo, tx
loving it!!!...especially for the price!
Good quality for low cost
from Westborough, MA
Bought this to shoot my son's soccer games. I am a true amature, so not sure if I can vouch for the quailty, but it is easy to use and wasn't too expensive.