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).