In the pursuit to achieve the most outstanding image resolution in the 70-300mm class, Tamron's Anniversary lens - the SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens (Model A005) - 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 Tamron SP 70-30 0mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD boasts sharper contrast and greater descriptive performance than all others in its class.
In addition, it is the first Tamron lens sporting a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), Tamron's very own ultrasonic auto-focus drive mechanism. This USD mechanism delivers fast focusing, 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 hand-held 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, Ultrasonic Silent Drive and Vibration Compensation is a new achievement of Tamron technology, culminating in the production of a premium 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens.
New optical system optimized for digital cameras achieves top resolution in the 70-300mm class with specialized glass elements including an XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) lens
Fast focusing USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), the ultrasonic autofocus drive
Equipped with Tamron's VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization
Full time manual focus at your fingertips
Better balance and consistent length with internal focusing
Enjoyable photography for a wide range of enthusiasts, from those using traditional film cameras, to digital SLRs with full-frame or APS-C size sensors
Angle of view (diagonal)
34°21 '- 8°15 '
17 elements, 12 groups
Minimum focus distance (m)
Maximum magnification ratio
1:4 (at f = 300mm: MFD 1.5m)
Filter size (mm)
No. of diaphragm blades
Flower Shaped Lens Hood
*Length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount. Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc, may be changed without prior notice.