This lens doesn't seem to give the clear shots I was hoping for. Even on a tripod I haven't been able to get that crisp focus I'm looking for. I guess I shouldn't expect too much for the price. Shame on me for trying to save a dollar and giving up quality. Money not well spent.
Designed for optimum handling ease and portability the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 AF Lens is ideal for handheld shooting with full-frame and APS-C format SLRs. Its unsurpassed close-focusing ability makes it perfect for nature and portrait photography. Picture takers eager to bring distant sports or wildlife subjects closer as well as bringing tiny close range subjects into clear focus will appreciate the standout macro function available at focal lengths between 180 and 300mm with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2 (one half life-size).