TAMRON 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 (Model A047) for NIKON Z mount x snap by Daisuke Kumakiri
The appeal of casual snaps lies in how you can freely capture images across a wide range of fields and subjects. Good photo opportunities are always popping up around you, and the key is whether you can react quickly enough. In my daily life and when travelling, I always walk around with my camera looking for subjects. And given that, what I require of my equipment above all else is portability. This compact system makes the shooting field wider and reaches farther than ever before.
The biggest draw of this lens (70-300mm F4.5-6.3) is size: it is the world’s smallest and lightest* to have a focal length of 300mm. I am usually a heavy user of wide-angle lenses. But depending on the subject, there are often scenarios where I want a telephoto range. By mounting a lens that overcomes this weak point of size, the breadth of expression has now been extended to those shots I could never reach or never capture before.
But it isn’t just the size that makes this lens special.
It may be small and lightweight, but it doesn’t compromise on expressive capabilities. The LD lens minimizes unpleasant chromatic aberrations, resolving crisp images corner to corner. The bokeh is smooth, allowing you to freely play with both foreground and background bokeh.
The AF is extremely smooth and zeroes in on subjects fast and with high precision. Casual snaps express movement more often than you would imagine. The AF reliably focuses on the moving subjects you encounter in daily life, from birds and animals to aircraft.
The enjoyment of a telephoto lens had seemed like a different world to me. This lens makes it accessible.
* Among 300mm-capable telephoto zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras (As of August, 2022: TAMRON)
Born in 1969, in Tokyo. Entered Junior College of Tokyo Polytechnic University where he studied photographic expression. After graduating, he joined the photography department of Nikkan Gendai Co., Ltd. and was in charge of politics, events, and the Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team. After that, he became a freelance photographer.He is currently working as a freelance photographer in various genres, including official corporate photography, advertising, and camera magazines. He also teaches at schools and photography classes. As for his work, he continues to capture various aspects of the ever-changing "Tokyo" by making full use of the snapshot method.Director, Japan Professional Photographers Society Lecturer, Department of Photography, Nihon University College of Art.
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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.