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Tamron SP AF 300mm f/2.8 Aspherical LD (IF)

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SP AF 300mm f/2.8 Aspherical LD (IF)

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Manufacturer's Description:

"Tamron's fast fixed telephoto lens delivers a remarkable and exacting performance, as demanded by todays professionals. Two large LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements in the front group provide high contrast and crystal-clear image quality at f2.8. and the floating focusing system improves optical performance especially at close shooting distances. 9 specially shaped aperture blades form a near perfect circle to create excellent background blur for portraits. The true value of this lens is apparent when photographing sports, low-light theatre performances and wildlife.

Available in Canon, Nikon and Minolta AF fittings. The lens also features a new AF/MF switchover mechanism*

* AF/MF change over mechanism for focusing ring Switching between AF and MF is easily accomplished by sliding the focus ring back and forth. Manually focusing is smooth and precise with the wide focusing ring."

Now quite rare.
Discontinued Yes Edit
Year announced No Data Edit
Lens Mounts
  • Canon EF
  • Minolta AF
  • Nikon AF
Focal Type Super telephoto Edit
Focal Length 300mm Edit
Angle of View 9 Edit
Max Aperture f/2.8 Edit
Min Aperture f/32 Edit
Filter Size 112mm Edit
Stabilised No Edit
35mm equivalent No Data Edit
Internal focusing No Data Edit
Maximum magnification No Data Edit
Min Focus 250cm Edit
Macro No Edit
Focusing modes
    Blades 9 Edit
    Elements 10 Edit
    Groups 7 Edit
    Weather-sealed No Data Edit
    Box Contents
    Box Contents No Data Edit
    Weight 2800g Edit
    Height 214mm Edit
    Diameter 120mm Edit
    MTF Data
    Effective focal length 290mm Edit
    Weighted MTF 300 mm: f2.8 0.62 | f4 0.67 | f8 0.73 Edit
    Average Weighted MTF 0.71 Edit
    Weighted MTF 10 lp/mm 0.82 Edit
    Weighted MTF 20 lp/mm 0.65 Edit
    Weighted MTF 40 lp/mm 0.39 Edit
    Distortion No Data Edit
    Grade 2.8 Edit
    Photodo MTF Score 2.8 Edit

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