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Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 RXD Image Gallery

Dustin Abbott

November 18th, 2020

Tamron has been on a tear in the last few years on the Sony FE (full frame E-mount) platform, releasing one high-performing, reasonably priced zoom after another.  This started with the very well received 28-75mm F2.8, followed by the 17-28mm F2.8, then 70-180mm F2.8, the travel-ready 28-200mm F2.8-5.6, and now a longer telephoto zoom in the brand new Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD.  Each of the first four zooms were so good and so functional that they’ve ended up in my personal Sony kit and get regular use.

Thus far Tamron has followed a fairly fixed formula:  their zoom lenses on Sony all have weather sealing, good (but not exceptional) builds, outstanding autofocus capabilities, a universal 67mm filter thread, no switches on the barrel, and no VC (Vibration Compensation, their name for an optical image stabilizer).  They’ve chosen to rely on Sony’s IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) that is in a good number of Sony cameras instead of an in-lens solution.  That was easy on the first couple of zooms, but is a bit more of an impediment as they’ve added three lenses with longer focal lengths.  The Tamron 70-300mm faces the greatest liability thus far, as 300mm is 50% longer than the previous longest focal lengths.

Tamron has managed to undercut Sony’s own 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS lens by half, with the Sony costing nearly $1200 while the Tamron clocks in at only $550 USD.  That’s obviously going to be a major factor for a lot of potential buyers, but can the Tamron compete on its own merit?  We’ll explore that in our review.

Watch for my full written review along with video reviews coming soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the photos below!

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Photos of the Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 RXD

Images taken with the Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 RXD

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