Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Announced Sep 13, 2012 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony Alpha | A009
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I bought my Tamron SP 70-200mm 2.8 lens several weeks ago. My main purpose was for shooting action shots at dog agility trials. In recent years, these trials are being held indoors, and that presents some issues. For this type of photography, you are shooting in low light, but need to use at least a 1/1000 sec and f2.8. The Tamron is certainly up to the task. I managed to have over two thousand shots, spread over 3 days. This lens came highly recommended by my local dealer, and they were ...

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VafaB
 
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I am no pro. I am an artist. This is my first 70-200 f2.8 lens. Purchased it for outdoor portraits and occasional sports. Build quality: lens nicely balanced on a full frame body. I use a D800 with grip and the balance is nice for me. Not too heavy, used it for an afternoon shoot handheld and didn't feel tired after. Zoom ring and focus turn smooth with a bit if resistance. Toggle switches are strong and feel durable. Engages into on or off firmly. VC (VR): I am very impressed with the VC it ...

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I bought this lens after being completely dissatisfied with the Tamron 70-200 2.8 non VC version.  WOW.  I compared this back to back with the Nikon 70-200 2.8VRII and I couldn't find any differences in picture quality or focus speed.  I was only able to compare using the viewfinder on my D600.  I will not go as far as to say that this lens is better than the Nikon, but without technical measuring tools the focus seems as quick and the VC allows near unthinkably slow shutter speeds.  Even ...

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DXWCanon
 
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Great lens! Though the Canon 2.8 IS II at the time was $1,800 (through rebates); I still ended up going with the Tamron just because it was going to strain my budget as is. Can't say I regret it at all. Pictures are sharp (for my standards)! The VC is great; you can tell when it locks onto what you are shooting and makes a drastic difference. 1/4 of a second seems like no problem to me. The lens doesn't feel heavy; did not bother me whatsoever after 4 hours at the zoo. That being said, the ...

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Yannick KREMPP
 
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After reading all the reviews I finally settled my choice on this lens instead of the twice as expensive Canon equivalent. I was a bit worried about its autofocus behavior, especially since this lens was meant to be used with a Canon 60D, so without MFA. Well, what can I say ? I'm just amazed of the quality this piece of glass delivers and it's worth every penny it costs. No worried about autofocus, it's tack sharp and reactive enough to take action series. Some samples: 200mm @ f/2,8 - 1/500 ...

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An lens with exceptional optical quality is super sharp at 2.8. Focus is almost instant and without noise. Very good in low light. Colours are very good with a good contrast.VC does its job very well. Some examples of photos you can see here http://www.csdany.com/Private/Tamron-70200-VC-with-Nikon-D70/n-mvr3Z/i-MhnVDwX

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I received this lens yesterday, so had chance to shoot mostly test shots. My previous experience with the lens in this class was Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS. Assessment so far: Pros: (1) Great sharpness wide open across large area -- larger area than the Sigma (2) AF is fast and spot on -- similar to the Sigma (3) VC is fantastic and just works -- better than the Sigma

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