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

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  • Excellent image quality. Fast AF system. Good value for your money
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  • heavy and bulky

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

 The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD like its name suggests is the first lens from Tamron to offer vibration control. This is an incredible upgrade in the part of Tamron and they also considerably upgraded its image quality. This is a good telephoto lens that anyone looking for the much-needed shallow depth of field would certainly love. It excels in many areas but can really be good for indoor photography. There is a lot to gain from this lens especially if you are a photographer dealing with events.

 

Away from the specs sheet, you will quickly realize that the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is one of the most efficient telephoto zoom lens on the market today. It actually goes a bit beyond the regular all-purpose telephoto zoom lens. This could be attributed to its amazing smooth bokey and decent image quality. If you constantly work in low lit areas, then you will be impressed by its inbuilt image stabilization system which significantly increases its versatility.

 

When shopping for any zoom lens, you probably consider the AF system as a priority. Luckily, the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD has a very quiet and fast autofocus system. Moreover, compared to its competition from the Nikon and Canon camps, this lens’ optic is considerably more compact and smaller.

 

You won’t have to worry about the image quality once you get yourself the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD. Generally, you’ll experience exceptional image quality when specifically at the 70 mm, 135 mm, and 100mm focal lengths. Moreover, image sharpness is virtually consistent regardless of the focal length. If you aren’t going to shoot the Sun directly, then you won’t have to worry about the flare as the chromatic aberrations are kept in check. However, the only time that you will have optical problems is when you are at maximum aperture. This is obviously the time you get corner shading. You might also lose your image sharpness when on the 200 mm focal length. However, this can be solved easily by reducing your aperture to f/8.

 

At the end of the day, you will need to make a purchase and this one seems like a good choice. However, it turns out that all the excellence that comes with this lens needs to be paid for. Amazingly, this is the only telephoto zoom lens from Tamron that costs more than its competition from the Nikon and Canon camps. For some, this might look like a deal breaker but it’s also a good way to judge the confidence that Tamron has on the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens.

 

All in all, anyone interested in the good performing Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and can go for it or wait for the prices to change. It might seem a bit expensive but it’s really worth it given its good performance and good quality build. So if you are in the market for an exceptional general-purpose telephoto zoom lens, the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will come in handy.

  • The Good :
    Excellent image quality. Fast AF system. Good value for your money
  • The Bad :
    heavy and bulky
Our score:
4.5 / 5

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  • The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is manufactured by Tamron and was added in December 2014 in the Camera Lenses section
  • This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5

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