Took my new 70-300mm Tamron for a test drive on some portrait shots.
Important pointers however on this lense:
a)I learnt that this lens is super super soft (well it can mean a good thing or either bad thing to your preferences on how you want your pictures to turn out)
b)Picture quality wise, this lens produces superb images, punchy colours, great great features, sharp at almost all focal range (It does however becomes really unstable at 300mm, had to reduce the aperture by a few stops down)
c)The bokeh for this lens is pretty darn awesome.
d)It is quite accurate in it's autofocus and quite fast considering the fact that this lens has a pretty high focal range
e)Chroma abbreviation does appear when photos were taken at high contrasting conditions, but it's not that bad and can be corrected by a little PP
f)One of the best investment so far for me. Muahahaha.
Amazing bokeh eh? Its definitely more unique than the kind of bokeh you get on Nikon lenses.
The picture has been given a colour treatment but as you can see the lens is pretty sharp at low focal lengths.
The lens has some pretty punch colours as can be seen in the next photo.
An example of chroma abbreviation caused by the lense and if you notice this image is really soft. Had to push it down a few stops to achieve decent sharpness.
All in all it is a very good lens considereing the price i paid for it. It does give some amazing results when used in the appropriate conditions.