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Tamron SP 70-300mm Di f/4-5.6 VC USD

The Tamron SP 70-300mm Di f/4-5.6 VC USD quickly became my favourite lens.  This 3-part series shows the unpacking of the lens, an introduction to the lens, and a test of the Vibration Compensation (VC) system.

Description from YouTube:

This is the unboxing of the Tamron SP 70-300mm Di f/4-5.6 VC USD lens. I discuss my first impressions of its build quality and show what comes in the box.

Video captured with an iPhone 4s, audio captured with a Zoom H4n and SM58 mic.

Description from YouTube:

This is an introduction to the Tamron SP 70-300mm Di f/4-5.6 VC USD lens.  I discuss the features of the lens, and show some pictures at the end with 100% crops.

I already posted a video of a Vibration Control test of this lens, and will post other videos in the future.

If there’s anything in particular you would like to know about this lens, leave a comment bellow, and I’ll try to reply or make a new video out of it.

This was filmed on a T2i with a 50mm f/1.8 lens.  The audio comes from a Zoom H4n with a SM58 microphone.

Sorry for the audio, my memory card was dying on me, and the file sort of got corrupted in a few places.  In one case I had to use the built-in mic of the T2i for a few seconds.

Description from YouTube:

In this test, I show clips at 1080p at 70mm and 300mm with and without VC.

I then use the Canon T2i’s 480p crop mode for an added 7x, giving 70 x 7 x 1.6 = 784mm and 300 x 7 x 1.6 = 3360mm, showing again the difference between VC on and off.

So far I’m very impressed with this lens in general, and the VC is quite remarkable. See for yourself, and leave your comments and questions bellow.

I will be doing more videos reviewing different aspects of this Tamron lens, so subscribe if you want to see the next videos!