Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens Compared to the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens

SpecificationsTamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD LensSony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens
  Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens
Year Introduced20202016
Mounts OnFull-FrameFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups15/1016/13
Angle of View: Diagonal34° 21' - 8° 15'34° – 8° 10'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.5-6.3 / f/22-32 f/4.5-22 / f/5.6-29
Aperture Max by Focal Length 70-109mm = f/4.5
110-151mm = f/5.0
152-240mm = f/5.6
241-300mm = f/6.3
70-82mm = f/4.5
83-156mm = f/5.0
157-300mm = f/5.6
Number of Aperture Blades 7 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 19.2 oz  (545g) 30.1 oz  (854g)
Actual Weight 19.1 oz  (540g) 30.2 oz  (855g)
Lens Hood Weight 2.2 oz  (62g) 1.6 oz  (45g)
In-Use Weight 21.3 oz  (602g) 31.8 oz  (900g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.03 x 5.83”  (77 x 148mm) 3.31 x 5.65”  (84 x 143.5mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.03 x 6.05”  (77 x 153.7mm) 3.33 x 5.85”  (84.5 x 148.6mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 8.41”  (213.6mm) 8.42”  (213.9mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 2.36”  (59.9mm) 2.56”  (65.1mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.59 x 2.92”  (91.1 x 74.2mm) 3.78 x 2.4”  (96 x 61mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 8.67 - 10.98”  (220.3 - 278.8mm) 8.09 - 10.65”  (205.6 - 270.4mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.58” / 2.99”  (14.7mm / 76mm) 0.46” / 1.94”  (11.7mm / 49.2mm)
Filter Size 67mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type RXD Stepping Linear AF Motor
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 1620° 225°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N Y /
9.8' (3m) - ∞
Full
Distance Scale? / Type N N
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 31.5”  (800mm) 35.43”  (900mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 26.18” / 55.71”  (665mm / 1415mm) 34.17” / 35.12”  (868mm / 892mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.20x 0.31x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 65° 70°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N Y
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / HA047 Buy ► Y / ALC-SH144 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N Y / /
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / Y / Pouch
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 70mm = 8.28'
100mm = 11.74'
200mm = 22.84
300mm = 33.12'
70mm = 8.44'
100mm = 11.51'
135mm = 15.41'
200mm = 22.51'
300mm = 32.38'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 70mm = 2524mm
100mm = 3579mm
200mm = 6961mm
300mm = 10096mm
70mm = 2572mm
100mm = 3509mm
135mm = 4699mm
200mm = 6862mm
300mm = 9872mm
 
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