Tamron 70-300mm Lens for Nikon D40/D40x

January 22, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses | 9 Comments | |

Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2Tamron are releasing a new version of their popular 70-300mm telephoto lens that’s compatible with the Nikon D40/D40x DSLRs. The revamped AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 lens will have a built-in motor AF system. The price of the new Tamron 70-300mm for Nikon in the US is $189.00 and it will ship this week. It will be launched in Japan on February 1st 2008.

Tamron Press Release


January 21, 2008, Commack, NY, —Mr. Morio Ono, president and CEO of Tamron Co., Ltd., announced that the company will launch its popular telephoto macro zoom for full-size format — AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1: 2 ?Model A17NII?— with a Built-In Motor for Nikon.

Model Name: A17
Focal Length: 70-300mm
Maximum Aperture: F/4-5.6
Angle of View: 34° 21’ - 8° 15’
Lens Construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.5m (59”) in normal setting, 0.95m (37.4”) in macro mode (f=180mm-300mm range)
Maximum Mag. Ratio: 1:2 (at f=300mm MFD 0.95m)
Filter Diameter: Ø 62mm
Overall Length: 116.5mm (4.6”) *
Maximum Diameter: Ø 76.6mm (3.0”)
Weight: 458g (16.2oz)
Diaphragm Blades: 9 blades
Minimum Aperture: F/32
Standard Accessory: Hood

Values given are for Nikon AF-D cameras. The cosmetic design and specs are subject to change without notice.

1. A17NII does not function in the AF mode with some Nikon cameras since the lens uses a built-in motor AF system. Only the MF mode is functional. 
2. A17NII is not equipped with an aperture ring. Accordingly, there may be limitations and restrictions in use.

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#1 Ezra Hilyer

this looks yummy, i think i will just have to get one for my d-70

2:07 pm - Friday, January 25, 2008

#2 chandra - acheh

is that AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1: 2 ?Model A17NII?— with a Built-In Motor for Nikon ? that lens can auto fokus in Nikon D40X ? all function can work in D40X ?

2:28 am - Thursday, January 31, 2008

#3 Allan

Is this already available in the Philippines?

10:42 am - Thursday, June 4, 2009

#4 boobboompow

it should be available, this post is over a year old :)

2:36 pm - Wednesday, June 10, 2009

#5 Saurabh

I just bought this 70-300 for my D40x focus is manual. I was not adviced by the local rep if an auto focus model is available too.

11:21 am - Saturday, June 27, 2009

#6 Lee

I have a Nikon D40. What I need to know prior to purchasing such a lens as this is: Will it work on my camera and in the auto-focus mode?

4:42 pm - Friday, October 15, 2010

#7 Saurabh

I had a D40x. The focussing remained manual. However, the results were great. Recently I upgraded to D90. Same lens' autofocus works beautifully, little slow but still great

4:49 pm - Friday, October 15, 2010

#8 judi palmer

Will this lense work in auto focus on my nikion d40 please send all info on this lense thank you judi

2:23 pm - Saturday, October 22, 2011

#9 saurabh

Auto focus on this lens is not supported by D40. But even in manual focus, it works well with a bit of patience.

5:23 am - Sunday, October 23, 2011