Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD MACRO




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Macro photography with the 70-300mm




The Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD MACRO compact top tele-zoom lens with macro 1:2 function. A high mechanical quality combined with excellent optical qualities are the characteristic features of this telephoto lens. This Di lens can be used on a digital APS-C sized or full frame camera.  This lens ideally complements standard kit lenses.

A ‘Macro Switchover’ mechanism allows a minimum focus distance of 0.95m within the focal length range of 180-300mm. You can fill the entire frame with subjects of apx. 5 x 7cm size, at a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, ideal for capturing images of flowers, insects and objects of similar size.  With its 300mm tele-end the lens guarantees ultimate photo fun. The macro-switchover function makes a magnification ratio of up to 1:2 possible in the range of 180-300mm.   Hence, this tele-zoom is absolutely suitable for macro-photography. A working distance of 95cm originating from the long tele-end is advantageous for capturing images of insects and microorganisms, because as a rule flight distances must be observed.  On the whole, this universal telephoto lens also cuts a fine figure in macro-photography.

The designation “Di” (Digitally Integrated Design) marks a generation of lenses, which have been specially adapted to the higher requirements of digital SLR cameras (APS-C and full frame).

Additional information

Lens Mount

Canon, Nikon


Item No A17
Groups-Elements 9-13
Angle of view 34-8
Optical Construction rotation
Diaphragm Blades 9
Minimum Aperture 32
Minimum Object Distance [m] 0.95
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2
Filter size [mm] 62
Weight [g] 435
Diameter x Length [mm] 76.6 x 116.5
Maximum Aperture F/4-5.6
Focal Length [mm] 70-300
Item no. hood DA17
Item no. front cap CP62
Available colours Black