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

Announced Sep 13, 2012 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha | A009
David Marques Neves
 

Pros: - Auto-focus not so fast as a Canon equivalent (but no so far) -Dust proof not so efficient. (I need to decide to clear or not) - Heavy. - .More for the price than a Canon. Cons: + Very sharp, even wide open. A lens that you con use at f/2.8 all the times + Very good stabilizer + Precise AF.

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barrym1966
 

So I have been using this lens this year for 33 weddings so far and have been extremely happy with it. It produces good colours, sharp images and focuses well in lowlight. The autofocus is more than fast enough for weddings and is silent on my copy. The build quality is superb, I have been using it all year and the lens still looks brand new, not even any visible dust inside! If you are looking for a 70-200 to shoot events (maybe not motorsport?) in lowlight its fantastic. Absolutely no ...

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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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Pet Photos
 

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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Lannox
 

As a consumer, I cannot found the differences between the nikon and Tamron version, but the price - the biggest win. Except from its weight and mild dark corners at long end at aperture (can be ignored and fixed by f4+ stop), it is fast, silent, and good IQ. If Tamron can upgrade its aged TC, maybe it can be very practical for wildlife shooting.

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I've owned both this and the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS (first gen). Bottom line, they're both killer lenses and you won't go wrong with either one. You can see some example portraits If you shoot portraits, sports, or action this lens will get the job done. It's a pro lens and has everything you would expect (and a 6 year warrantee) I'd prefer they switch the location of the focus and the zoom lens (I would like the zoom ring closest to the camera). That's the only thing I would change. The macro ...

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DXWCanon
 

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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VafaB
 

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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Yannick KREMPP

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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