Monday, August 16, 2010

New Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for the Nikon D90!

Looks like a nice new super zoom lens is coming out for from Tamron...And the price is great. I'm curious to see how it performs compared to the Nikon 70-300mm VR which is one lens I love and will always keep in my bag. Tamron is boasting sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class. Humm.

Update: Winner EISA Best Product 2010-2011 Zoom Lens

Best-in-Class Optical Performance

High resolution thru use of XLD glass

New USD (Ultra Silent Drive) motor for fast and quiet AF

VC anti-shake mechanism for steady shooting

Dual format Di design for use on fullframe and smaller sensor cameras

In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron’s Anniversary lens - the SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD - utilizes an advanced optical design that features an LD (Low Dispersion) and an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens element made from specialized materials that prevent chromatic aberration. As a result, the SP AF70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class.

In addition, it is the first Tamron lens sporting a USD (Ultra Silent Drive), Tamron’s very own auto-focus drive mechanism This USD mechanism delivers fast, making it a perfect telephoto zoom choice for photographing sports, racing, or other fast-moving subjects. The lens also boasts Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to assist in handheld photography, not only at long focal length ranges where blurring is common, but also under low-lit conditions, dramatically enhancing photographic freedom. This combination of best in class image resolution, Ultra Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation is a new achievement of Tamron technology culminating in the production of a premium 70-300mm lens.

Only $399 after Rebate, Plus free shipping!

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Pedro Aroso said...

New "70-300mm Tamron" has just won this year EISA's award:

Scbbbc said...

Thanks Pedro...

farmnwife said...

Question for you: I want to switch from jpeg to raw but there are about 4 or 5 different raw settings on the D90. Which one do I want? Wondering if you can help out.

Scbbbc said...

Farmnwife Hello. If you just want to record RAW (NEF) files then that's the only setting you want to see. All the other setting record two images one raw and one JPEG. The JPEG can be different qualities and size. Example: Raw + JPEG Fine would be one RAW photo and one JPEG in fine quality. I hope i didn't confuse you more, LOL. You can find this info on page 62 of your cameras owners manual also.

Anonymous said...

I m new in the d90 blog n new with d90 also,was seeking some advice regarding lens that can be used while shooting mountains n hills with d90.Have got 18-105 lens.

Scbbbc said...

Hello, you might want to look into a true ultra-wide lens for landscapes and such...18mm will work just fine also...but 11 or 12mm lens would be best....Have fun...

Parag said...


I am thinking of buying Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD for my Nikon D90, as I am getting a $100 rebate on it. How does it compare to Nikkor 70-300 lens?