Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO

Announced Feb 7, 2008 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony/Minolta Alpha | A001
dpreview conclusion

The optical quality of this lens is genuinely superb. What we have here is a flawed gem, a lens which fully capable of delivering excellent images, but also frustratingly capable of missing focus on that once-in-a-lifetime shot, either through misfocus or simply being too slow.

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dpreview score
Good for

Low light shooters on a budget.

Not so good for

Photographers who depend on very fast autofocus.

Build Quality
Ergonomics and Handling
Image Quality
Other reviews
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens Review
By: Jon Tarrant, What Digital Camera (Feb 25, 2013)

Overall, this is the sort of lens that you are likely either to love or hate. It lacks image stabilisation and its AF system is less sophisticated than its peers' but it has a distinctive, friendly feel.

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Review of Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro SP AF
By: SLR Gear

Price is obviously the major consideration when considering a lens in this category, and with exceptional results for image quality, it's not just about the money when considering the Tamron 70-200mm ƒ/2.8. Sharpness results meet and even exceed those for ''brand-name'' manufacturers, however the concession is build quality and autofocus speed. Professionals may require these; everyone else may...

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