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Tamron - 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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Rating 3.3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality for the money!!

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    lshea
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    I bought this lens specifically for the zoom levels to shoot pics of my kid at track meets. He's a runner & jumper so I don't get lots of chances to get super close to him in action during the meets. Upon initial usage of this lens I was impressed with what I got vs what I paid for it. The zoom is nice, it's no more shaky than other non-vibration reduced lens that cost 4x the money so it's not a complaint of mine. If I expected a more steady picture I would have bought the higher dollar lens. The focus is slower than expected at times but nothing that deterred me from using it yet. I had read on other sites that the focus is "noisy" and while louder than the NIkon branded lenses, it has not been that big a deal. Overall, this is a solid lens for the money. I've had no issues shooting with it and looking forward to using it a bunch going forward.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice lens within budget

    Posted
    Svik
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    I am not a pro photographer but a passionate one. Learning new things and trying them out. Thought of trying a zoom lens for my Nikon D5600 , purchased this one within budget. Since then I am using it everywhere - beach, portrait, macro(trying but not sure about the macro feature. I don’t see any difference if I turn macro on at 180mm), at my daughters school function to take her photo at a distance all came out well. I would suggest handling the lens as mentioned in the guide (comes with the package) else you will end up damaging the lens’s mechanism.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why spend 400.00

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    Nikon
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    I was holding off getting the nikon 70/300 because of the price. Got this from Best buy for 123.00, auto focus works great, and comes with a end cap sun shade attachment. Really no sense in buying the nikon lense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens at huge price difference from Nikon

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    CABC
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    Got this lens the day before we left for African Safari. Had a 200x zoom and NEVER used it. This lens was truly wonderful. My wild life photos were outstanding ( according to others). Most pleased. $150 versus Nikon $640s. What a "Best Buy".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Posted
    Jess
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    The zoom on this is very shaky. I would spend the extra on a better quality lens. Pictures are blurry a lot of the time because the zoom is not that good. Will be replacing this as soon as I can & take a loss.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a very good lens!

    Posted
    Stevo

    Cons: a little slow in focusing. Pros: very sharp, price I have couple Nikon zooms - 18-200m 4.5-5.6 and the 75-300m 4.5-5.6 A62 (built from 1989-1999). This lens is sharper than both of those. I know - shocked me too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality

    Posted
    Todd
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    This was a gift to my youngest son, who is studying photography and digital media and his assessment is that it is great lens that offers crystal clear macro focus for extreme closeups. He is very pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a great buy

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    motomon
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    this is a great lens. for the price its outstanding (half the cost of a new Nikon lens. and it has macro!) ok sure the auto focus is a lil slow (and loud) and it dosen't have image stabilization but it otherwise works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens!

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    Sandy
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    So glad I got this lens. Was worried about how good a picture it would take but I couldn't be happier! Great lens without having to give a lot of money. Well worth it in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    R3kids
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    If you are looking to expand your lens collection on a budget, this is the lens. Pictures were crisp and lens easily attached to Nikon D3100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens and compatible with my Nikon

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    DeBo
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    I purchased this lens nased in reviews of others and was not led astray. Good purchase! Was able to get the results I was looking for in capturing far away images.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lens for the money.

    Posted
    JoeyC
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    This lens is a buy for the beginner looking to reach out a little further than a 55-200mm lens. works best if you use a tripod at full zoom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

    Posted
    Jimbub
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    I bought the Tamrron lens because of the price compared to Nikon. I love the lens. I put it right on my camera and haven’t taken it off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic lens

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    Jtsmama
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    I LOVE this lens! The zoom capabilities and crystal clear focus are awesome and the macro setting is a nice bonus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great macro, 300mm lens

    Posted
    kbphilly215
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    The extra 100mm (had a 200mm) and macro setting has been very useful for close-up flora/fauna photography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for travel

    Posted
    Nona
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    Bought this lens to travel to Europe. Didn’t want to spend $400, so this was a great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice zoom lens

    Posted
    SHREK
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    camera came with only a 200 zoom lens, this new one is really cool, it captures everything far away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens to add

    Posted
    Nikki
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    Lens goes above and beyond the price you pay. So impressed with the outcome of my photos

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible focus

    Posted
    Jess
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    The focus on this is awful. Do NOT waste your money

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lens

    Posted
    diNPol
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    Perfect for long range shots!!! Use with a tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend