TAMRON 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 (Mode A047) for Sony E-mount x kids portrait by Marcie Reif
For the last few weeks I have had the privilege of trying out Tamron’s new 70-300mm F/4.5-6.6 Di III RXD (Model A047) for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Mounted on my Sony A9ii, this combo packs quite a punch for such a small and light setup. It consistently delivered crisp colors, sharp focus, and creamy bokeh, throughout the focal range in a variety of lighting conditions.
As a lifestyle children’s photographer that often photographs children playing and playing sports, I was really drawn to this focal length. I was immediately thinking of the possibilities that this lens would unlock for me, giving me a longer focal length range than I was used to having in my bag. I primarily shoot with a 70-200mm lens when shooting sports, but oftentimes I’m wishing I had a longer focal length. Once I started shooting with the 70-300mm I could instantly see how much I was going to love this long range. I could get close up shots of my son diving for a baseball that were not only sharp, but also filled the frame even though I was behind the fence shooting. It’s exceptionally strong in the 300mm focal length range and I can’t say I expected that. I am amazed at how sharp the images are even with the incredible distance I have to my subjects.
Much of my business and hobby photography revolves around creating portraits of children. I was so excited to try this lens out in my portrait business. It’s amazing and creates the most beautiful bokeh around my subjects. I especially love to shoot my portraits in the 85mm range, but loved being able to get a variety in my portraits with the zoom range this lens offered.
I love capturing the sunset and knew this lens would create beautiful images. It performed exceptionally well in low light conditions, capturing all of the colors the sky had to offer. Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 really performs above its price point. It will definitely be a permanent fixture in my bag from here out.
Marcie Reif is a family, children, and commercial photographer in Atlanta, GA. In addition to running her portrait business she is also a photography educator. Marcie is the co-founder of The Photographer’s Retreat, and educational experience for female photographers, and the author of the best-selling instructional resource Bringing Home the Story of the Beach. She started her professional photography career in 2010. Marcie loves to create images that show emotion, connection and authentic moments.
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70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD a047(Model )
The 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (Model A047) for full-frame mirrorless cameras is a telephoto zoom lens designed and created so photographers of all skill levels can enjoy high quality images comfortably. The 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 covers a broad telephoto zoom range yet is the small and lightest weight. With special emphasis on resolving power, TAMRON has deployed special lens elements appropriately arranged to correct chromatic aberration, generally very strong in a telephoto lens, as well as other aberrations. Users can enjoy high-resolution images combined with stunning bokeh qualities that are achievable only with a telephoto lens. The lens also incorporates the RXD, a high-speed precision AF drive system that is remarkably quiet. The 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 is a versatile lens for photographing landscapes, sports and other action, pets, wildlife, and more. The lens also demonstrates its potential for portrait shooting, casual snapshots, and scenarios that require you to be mobile and shoot handheld, like sporting events.