Nikon vs Tamron 70-200. f/4 vs f/2.8. Both same price.

Started Nov 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
opiecat Senior Member • Posts: 2,221
choices are good, but which one?

i'm looking forward to one of these 70-200's. either nikon's f4 or the tamron f2.8.

price wise, they're similar.

the nikon has better magnification ratio and closer focus + a focus limiter.

the tamron is heavier and has worse magnification ratio. focus breathing might be worse but is 1 stop faster.

IQ wise, the nikon looks very good while i have not seen any sample images from the tamron.

I guess it'll have to come down to which lens' IQ is better.  Tamron's VC is pretty good (on my 70-300 the VC is excellent) while NIkon touts a new VR technology.

Ah, choices.  Hmmm... I wonder when the tokina 70-200 f4 version will be released.

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