Nikon vs Tamron 70-200. f/4 vs f/2.8. Both same price.

Started Nov 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
Riccardo Polini
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Re: Nikon vs Tamron 70-200. f/4 vs f/2.8. Both same price.
In reply to mgblack74, Nov 8, 2012

I'd prefer the f/4 Nikkor: less weight to carry on and - most likely - better AF. Anyway, I'd prefer the Nikkor f/4 even if the AF of the Tamron were spot on.

P.S.: I already own the AF ED 180/2.8D, which I love; therefore, I'm a little biased against heavy 70/80-200mm f/2.8 lenses ...

mgblack74 wrote:

Which do you get? If the Tamron is as sharp or sharper at f/4, but has a "bonus" of opening to f/2.8? Initial price is $1400 in North America for either. I suppose it comes down to weight/AF speed/accuracy/VR or VC effectiveness. Thoughts?

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