tamron 70-200 2.8 VC, any catch ?

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Questions thread
alien3333
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Re: tamron 70-200 2.8 VC, any catch ?
In reply to opiecat, Dec 28, 2012

Thanks so much man for the info. Happy Holidays.

opiecat wrote:

matt granger thatnikonguy has quite a few new videos on the tamron 70-200 vc.

here's a few

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJID8Fknik8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmzbkcgWrIs

he also has tests for focus breathing, etc.

overall, he's impressed.

I was going to get the Tamron, but it's not available yet here in the US so for me it's the 70-200 f4 nikkor.

The nikkor is:

1. cost $100 less (yes, excluding the tripod ring, cost more if tripod ring included)

2. focuses much closer (1m vs 1.5m)

3. (higher reproduction ratio 1:3.2 vs 1:8) and has less focus breathing

4. much, much lighter

5. has a focus limiter switch

6. supposedly next-gen VR 5 stops

The Tamron is:

1. f2.8

2. comes with tripod ring

3. next-gen VC 4 stops

From what i've seen, IQ from both lenses are quite good.

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