Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Sony FE Lens

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Explore the Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Sony FE Lens

The Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is a versatile telephoto zoom lens designed specifically for Sony full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Offering a wide range of focal lengths and advanced features, this lens is perfect for photographers of all skill levels who demand high-quality imagery in a compact and lightweight package.

Unleash your Creativity

With a focal range of 70-300mm, this lens allows you to get closer to your subjects, making it ideal for capturing a wide range of scenes, from landscapes and wildlife to sports and portraiture. Whether you're shooting stills or video, this lens delivers exceptional image quality and performance, allowing you to unleash your creativity and capture stunning visuals.

Key Features

  • Fast Hybrid AF with Eye AF: The lens features fast and precise autofocus performance, ensuring sharp and clear images even when shooting moving subjects. The inclusion of Eye AF further enhances focusing accuracy, allowing you to capture compelling portraits with ease.
  • Direct Manual Focus (DMF): For added control and precision, the lens offers Direct Manual Focus, allowing you to make fine adjustments to focus manually even when autofocus is engaged.
  • In-camera Lens Correction: The lens supports in-camera lens correction for shading, chromatic aberration, and distortion, ensuring optimal image quality straight out of the camera.
  • Camera-based Lens Unit Firmware Updates: With support for firmware updates via the camera body, you can easily keep your lens up to date with the latest features and improvements.

Compact and Lightweight Design

One of the standout features of the Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is its compact and lightweight design. Measuring just 148mm (5.8 in) in length and weighing only 545g (19.2 oz), this lens is the world's smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. Despite its diminutive size, the lens offers exceptional optical performance, making it an ideal companion for travel and outdoor photography.

Superb Image Quality

The lens features a high-quality optical construction, consisting of 15 elements in 10 groups, including special low dispersion (LD) elements to correct chromatic aberration and other optical aberrations. This ensures that images are sharp, clear, and free from distortion, even at the telephoto end of the zoom range. Additionally, the lens produces beautiful, dreamy bokeh, making it perfect for isolating subjects and creating stunning background blur.

Rapid eXtra-silent Stepping Drive (RXD)

The Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD features an advanced autofocus system with a Rapid eXtra-silent Stepping Drive (RXD) motor. This motor delivers fast, precise, and virtually silent autofocus performance, making it ideal for both still photography and video recording. The lens also includes a sensor that continuously detects the position of the focusing lens, ensuring accurate and reliable autofocus tracking, even when shooting moving subjects.

Unified System of Lenses

The Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is part of Tamron's E series of lenses, which share a common filter size of ø 67mm. This allows you to easily interchange filters and lens caps between different Tamron lenses, providing added convenience and flexibility in your photography kit.

Built for Mirrorless Cameras

Designed with mirrorless cameras in mind, the Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD offers compatibility with many advanced features specific to mirrorless systems. This includes internal focusing (IF) for improved handling, moisture-resistant construction for durability in adverse conditions, and more.

Additional Product Features

  • Internal Focusing (IF) System: Prevents the lens barrel from extending and rotating during focusing, making it easier to handle and compatible with polarizing or gradation filters.
  • Low Dispersion (LD) Elements: Reduce chromatic aberrations and improve image sharpness.
  • Moisture Resistant Construction: Splash-resistant design with special seals for outdoor use in inclement weather.
  • Rapid eXtra-silent Drive (RXD): Highly responsive autofocus motor for fast and quiet focusing performance.
Focal Length 70-300 mm
Light intensity F 4.5-6.3
Minimum Object Distance 0.8m (WIDE), 1.5m (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:9.4 (WIDE), 1:5.1 (TELE)
Filter Size 67 mm
Weight 545 g (Sony Alpha CSC E-Mount), 580 g (Nikon Z-Mount)
Item number A047
Groups-Elements 10-15
Angle of View 34°21' -8°15'
Diaphragm Blades 7
Aperture (min.) F 22-32
Largest diameter 77 mm
Length 148 mm
Color Black

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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