Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD vs. Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II

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Sep 13, 2012
Oct 16, 2013
 
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
Yes
Yes (via camera body)
Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha
Sony/Minolta Alpha
 
F2.8
F2.8
F32
F32
No
No
9
9
rounded
rounded blades
 
23
19
17
16
 
4 ED glass elements
 
1.30 m (51.18)
1.20 m (47.24)
0.13×
0.21×
Yes
Yes
Ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Yes
Yes
Internal
Internal
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
1470 g (3.24 lb)
1500 g (3.31 lb)
86 mm (3.39)
87 mm (3.43)
197 mm (7.76)
197 mm (7.76)
Yes
Yes
Black
Grey and Black
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (internal)
No
 
Unknown
 
77 mm
77 mm
 
Does not rotate on focus
Yes
Yes
 
ALC-SH120
Yes
Yes
 
 
Faster AF and AR coating compared to predecessor. Weight without tripod mount is 1340g.