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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR - USA 6 Year Warranty

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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI USD: Picture 1 regular $1,499.00

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI USD Features

  • High-speed telephoto zoom with built-in image stabilization (VC Vibration Compensation)
  • The most compact lens in its class
  • Fast F/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range
  • Delivers leading-edge image quality with 1 XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass and 4 LD elements
  • New VC anti-shake mechanism with 4-stop advantage
  • USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) powers a speedy AF drive together with continuous manual focus control (Full-Time Manual/FTM)
  • Full time manual focus (FTM) for fine-focus adjustments without the need to change focus modes on camera or lens
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens
  • A rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its fully open F/2.8 aperture for beautiful bokeh

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI USD Specifications

Construction
17 Groups/ 23 Elements
Angle of view
34°21' ?12°21' (for full frame 35mm format cameras)
22°33' ?7°59' (for APS-C format cameras)
F stop range
2.8-32
Closest Focusing Distance
51.2"
Maximum Magnification
1:8 (at f=200mm: MFD 51.2")
Diaphragm Blades
9 (rounded diaphragm)
Filter Size
77mm
Overall Length
7.4"
Weight
51.9 oz.
Mfr #
AFA009N-700
SKU
TM70200VNK

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4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Lense

I just purchased a Nikon d600 with the "kit" 10-70 VR, so I needed a 70-200 lens. I did a lot of research and thought I might be able to get away with a non VR, or VC lens and purchased a used 70-200 2.8, one of the old Sigma lenses. This lens did not work out because the focus system on the d600 is so incredible, the lens was slow and loud, it just felt a little clunky. I don't have 2.5k to spend on a lens, so after reading a lot of good things about this lens I took a shot and oh man is thi...

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I just purchased a Nikon d600 with the "kit" 10-70 VR, so I needed a 70-200 lens. I did a lot of research and thought I might be able to get away with a non VR, or VC lens and purchased a used 70-200 2.8, one of the old Sigma lenses. This lens did not work out because the focus system on the d600 is so incredible, the lens was slow and loud, it just felt a little clunky. I don't have 2.5k to spend on a lens, so after reading a lot of good things about this lens I took a shot and oh man is this thing NICE! It's fast, quiet, smooth as silk and SHARP! I slapped it onto my d600, opened it up to 2.8 and took a shot of my cat just sitting there, it was awesome! For the price as well as the $100.00 rebate until the end of September, I don't know how you could pass on this lens. It's built like a tank and does everything I need for about $1300 bucks it can't be beat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DOES NOT WORK WITH ANY TELE-CONVERTER

Copy and Pasted from Tamron Site: Teleconverter Service Updates May 2011 1. The image quality of your lens when used with the teleconverter: It is natural for the image quality to deteriorate when using a teleconverter since the lens becomes darker due to aperture loss: one F-stop (with 1.4X) or two F-stop (with 2X). 2. Hunting in AF mode: Depending on the shooting conditions, the Auto Focus may hunt. In that case, please use MF (manual) mode. 3. When used on Digital SLR cameras: This ...

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Copy and Pasted from Tamron Site: Teleconverter Service Updates May 2011 1. The image quality of your lens when used with the teleconverter: It is natural for the image quality to deteriorate when using a teleconverter since the lens becomes darker due to aperture loss: one F-stop (with 1.4X) or two F-stop (with 2X). 2. Hunting in AF mode: Depending on the shooting conditions, the Auto Focus may hunt. In that case, please use MF (manual) mode. 3. When used on Digital SLR cameras: This teleconverter is not designed for digital use. We do not guarantee its performance when used on Digital SLR cameras. 4. When using the teleconveter, it maybe difficult to achieve focus using AF because the depth of field becomes shallow. If this occurs, focus manually. 5. If used with a variable F-number zoom lens (e.g. 2.8-3.5), AF may not operate at the telephoto side. If this occurs, focus manually. Use manual focus for macro lenses 272E SP 90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro B01 SP 180mm F/3.5 Di 1:1 Macro

Reviewed by 24 customers

 
4.0

Great lens at a reasonable price

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Read and watched lots of reviews and comparisons with the Canon 70-2002.8 IS II. Mostly said that the Tamron was about 95% as good. For me, the price was reasonable, and the savings over the Canon allowed me to buy a 70D (to replace my 60D)with the money saved. Is it perfect? Not exactly, but neither am I. Shot events with it wide open indoors at ISO 3200, and about 90+% keepers.

 
5.0

Excellent lens

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good for portraits, nice "bokeh". fast focus and delivers sharp pictures.

 
5.0

Love this Lens

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I love this lens! I have also have the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC Zoom Lens and I love it too. Great lens for a great price. I use both my lens on my Canon Mark 5d III without any problems at all. The VC works wonderfully and the low light abilities are great!

 
4.0

Great value w/ 6 year warranty

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I have other Tamron lenses for Nikon so I thought I would try this one as an alternative to an OEM lens. You get your monies worth and a 6 year warranty. Although it doesn't come with a soft case, it fits mounted to my D7100 in both my Kata and Click backpacks (lens hood turned backwards). Attached is one of the first pictures I took w/ a polarized filter. I'm fairly fit, so the weight isn't a problem however, I could see where it would get heavy shooting for a few hours without a mono or tripod.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent.....!

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I am using this lens for wedding and some events, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC in low light is working very great

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Equal to Canon Image Quality

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I photograph historic sites for my job and needed a lens that would allow me to shoot indoors where flash and tripods are not allowed. I've rented Canon's 70-200 f/2.8 IS and it's certainly a great lens, but a little outside my budget. I tried the Tamron version and I cannot see any difference in performance and image quality. The VC is astonishing! Hand-held the VC easily gains four stops and is perfect for indoor, low light situations. It's easily held, looks great, and captures incredible colors. Highly recommended!

 
5.0

Love this lens!

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Photographing birds in my yard. Crystal clear images! Only con...is heavy

 
5.0

This lens ROCKS!!!

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I am so pleasantly surprised that this lens is so great! I've only had a chance to do two photo shoots with it, but it easily competes with it's Canon counterpart for $1000 less. I'm thrilled!!!

 
5.0

Great lens

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This is a solid lens. As a 24-105 owner I was hoping the range diffrence will be significant but it's alright. It's still worth it though. The 2.8 and VC feature is crucial for certain shots especially that involves movement.

 
5.0

Awesome lens!

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After months of deliberation between this lens and the two Nikons (f/2.8 and f/4), I finally pulled the trigger on this one. Could not afford the Nikon f/2.8, and this lens got greatr reviews. Couldn't be happier with this lens! Super, super sharp, good accurate AF, build quality feels very good, and the VC works great.

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Shopper  Also, this isn't a grey market lense is it? Thank you
ACCOUNTS P  I don't know if it is or not. But I can tell you that it is well made. It is not a light lense and the photos are great. I rented the Nikon version for 4 years in a row and I just couldn't get me boss to spring for it. THis lense is more affordable and I am very pleased with it.
William B  NO
CATHY K  Compatible with a Nikon D90?
THOMAS V  Hi Cathy - Lens is compatible with a Nikon D90. Be aware this lens is FX (full frame) format. The D90 is DX (1.5x) format. So your D90 sensor will only being seeing part of the image circle created by the lens. Should you ever move up to a full frame format such as the D800, you can keep this lens and utilize its full capability.
CATHY K  Thomas, thanks...someday I hope to have a full frame camera..
CATHY K  Compatible with a Nikon D90?
THOMAS V  Hi Cathy - Lens is compatible with a Nikon D90. Be aware this lens is FX (full frame) format. The D90 is DX (1.5x) format. So your D90 sensor will only being seeing part of the image circle created by the lens. Should you ever move up to a full frame format such as the D800, you can keep this lens and utilize its full capability.
CATHY K  Thomas, thanks...someday I hope to have a full frame camera..
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