Roger Cicala over at Lensrentals has put Tamron's new SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens to the test

Cicala notes that on its own, the Tamron is impressively sharp all the way to the edges at its wide end, and even better in the middle of its focal range. Sharpness drops a bit at full telephoto, but Cicala still says the 70-200 'puts in a very good performance.'

The Tamron SP 70-200 F2.8 G2 impresses at its wide end of 70mm.

The Tamron's performance is comparable to Canon's 70-200 F2.8L II, though a bit softer at the wide end. When put up against what Cicala calls 'the best 70-200 zoom on the planet' – the Nikon F2.8 FL ED VR – the Tamron struggles to keep up, though the gap narrows at 200mm.

Sample variation from ten Tamron SP 70-200 G2 lenses at 70mm.

In addition to lots of MTF charts, Cicala provides some helpful information about copy variation using ten of the new Tamron 70-200mms.

Read the full story on the
Lensrentals blog

See our Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 sample gallery