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AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD

Tamron Lens 70-300mm
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Tamron

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A great bang for the buck, this lens is only $400.

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Is there something similar that fits a lumix?
I'd like something on the order of about 45-150 but with large aperture (I'm a binocular guy!) that I don't need to take a mortgage.
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Recommended
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Pros
  • Big lens lets in lots of light, quick autofocus, good vibration control
Cons
  • Heavy, as said sometimes struggles to autofocus in low contrast
Got this in a recent Amazon flash sale. Easily as good as my Canon 55-250 IS which is itself an excellent lens. Size means you have to position tripod legs very carefully! Picture quality very good at max focal length. Works well with both my Canon 70D and 1100D
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Pros
  • Cheap, sharp in the long end, vibration control
Cons
  • Lacks a limiter, and can occasionally 'pump'
I've had mine for a while, and mainly use it on my Nikon 1 cameras, but also on my FX camera.

It isn't quite as good as the 70-300CX, but costs less than a third!

I had the AF-S 70-300 VR before, but this lens is sharper in its long end, where my interest is (the Nikon lens is excellent in its wide end).

In low contrast situations it can have problems attaining perfect focus, thus can pump a bit.

It is nearly flawless on my FX camera, a little more hesitant on my Nikon 1 cameras.

Considering its excellent anti-shake system the lens is truly exceptional, considering its very friendly price!

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SLR & MFT (micro four thirds) Lenses
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