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

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

High quality stabilised fast telezoom

Tamron may have been the first to add image stabilisation to a 24-70mm F2.8, but it was relatively slow to bring the feature to a fast telezoom. However the 70-200mm F2.8 VC appears to have been worth the wait, offering excellent image quality at a very competitive price. It also includes an ultrasonic motor for silent autofocus, drip-proof construction, and a removable tripod collar.

Key specifications

  • 105-300mm equivalent range when used on APS-C cameras
  • 77mm filter thread
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • Ring-type ultrasonic focus motor
  • 1.30m minimum focus distance
  • For APS-C / DX and full frame cameras
  • Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha mounts

Like the 24-70mm, the 70-200mm is available for Canon and Nikon SLRs; a version of the lens without stabilisation is also available in Sony Alpha mount. It's primarily designed for use on full frame cameras, but also works on APS-C / DX SLRs, where it offers a 105-300mm equivalent range. Sigma's equivalent lens, the 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is also worth a look; we gave it a Silver Award in our review.