Tamron 70-200mm: Picture 1 regular $1,529.00

Tamron 70-200mm 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 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 Z
SKU
TM70200VNKZ

Tamron 70-200mm Reviews Powered by TurnTo®

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4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

Reviewed by 27 customers

 
5.0

Great Lens For Wildlife

By

This lens is sharp with great bokah. I prefer to use it on manual focus.

 
5.0

Great for the price

By

I took this lens out to the Renaissance Festival and it performed quite well. The wide 2.8 aperture makes for some great shots in low light while keeping the image sharp. The only con would be the slower auto-focus, however for anything but sports it is fantastic. Highly recommend.

 
4.0

Fantastic Lens

By

I've had this lens for a few weeks now and have taken close to 1K shots with it in all sorts of settings. It has its downsides; its really fricking heavy, it does occasionally run through its whole focus range when it loses its target, the auto focus isn't super fast and it's kind of noisy. Those things being said, this is a fantastic lens that is worth every penny of its price. I can't recommend it highly enough.

 
5.0

great addition to my camera family

By

I just got this lens and plan to use it for inside shooting- The f 2.8 at al lens extensions is terrific. Easy to switch back and forth from manual to auto. Not too heavy for what it is

 
4.0

Bought used, flawless

By

This lens was clearly treated well by its previous owner. It's cleaner than I expected from the rating. Adorama exceeded my expectations with this used lens. The lens itself is sharp and responsive, even though a bit heavy.

 
4.0

Excellent lens.

By

I bought this lens to take pictures of my daughter's cheer competition. Competition season doesn't start until November, so I haven't had the chance to use it for that. It has taken beautiful pictures around the house and at the park. It is bigger and heavier than I expected, but this is my first zoom lens.

 
5.0

Great Lens

By

This was an absolute great buy. The lens does exactly what it's suppose and is even very easy on manual focus. Getting some great action shots of the kids. Plus Adorama sent the lens within two days of ordering it.

 
5.0

grest value

By

I use this for wildlife and some macro and will be using it for sports mainly football and softball. its a fantastic value for the money. only problem I have is its weight but it is manageable if you hold it properly. it zooms internally so this is a huge plus for me also and makes it a lot easier to use.

 
5.0

Great lens for the $

By

I use this lens primarily for shooting sports, mainly basketball, wrestling, and soccer. I wasn't in a position to spend $500+ on the other similar lenses and after shooting a few events I am happy I didn't.

 
5.0

I love this lens

By

I was expecting to use this lens rarely (I figured it has way too much reach for landscape stuff), but--to my surprise--I used this lens more than any other in Yellowstone. I loved shoot at f/2.8 for the bokeh, and shooting at f/5.6 to f/8 for fantastic sharpness.

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Shopper  What is the difference in this 70 - 200 and other long lens? I want a long lens for wild life photo's?
PAVEL V  Well this could be answered a few ways, but I will stick to 2 of them. First if comparing it to other lenses with exactly the same specifications (F2.8 70-200) the difference with this lenses and other is that it is cheaper ($1700 cheaper), and it is almost just as sharp. I say almost because I have personally used both lenses(nikon and tamron) and nikon is sharper at the 150-200mm range. Now part 2 could be answered like this: difference with this and other lenses ( like say a superzoom sigma 18-250mm f3.5-5.6,) is the sharpness, the f-stop, price, and size. If sharpness is not an issue, and you are on a budget, the sigma is a good bet. Yes it does have distortion at the higher end, and alot softer at the 200mm than typical 70-200mm lenses. Yet the sigma is alot smaller, and easier to carry. If budget is not an issue, than go for the tamron f2.8 70-200mm, or the nikon version. If you want an even better zoom, try the 300mm or the 400mm lenses which will really provide the zoom you want for wildlife. Im sure there are other answers for your questions, but I believe those those might be what your looking for.
Shopper  What is the difference in this 70 - 200 and other long lens? I want a long lens for wild life photo's?
PAVEL V  Well this could be answered a few ways, but I will stick to 2 of them. First if comparing it to other lenses with exactly the same specifications (F2.8 70-200) the difference with this lenses and other is that it is cheaper ($1700 cheaper), and it is almost just as sharp. I say almost because I have personally used both lenses(nikon and tamron) and nikon is sharper at the 150-200mm range. Now part 2 could be answered like this: difference with this and other lenses ( like say a superzoom sigma 18-250mm f3.5-5.6,) is the sharpness, the f-stop, price, and size. If sharpness is not an issue, and you are on a budget, the sigma is a good bet. Yes it does have distortion at the higher end, and alot softer at the 200mm than typical 70-200mm lenses. Yet the sigma is alot smaller, and easier to carry. If budget is not an issue, than go for the tamron f2.8 70-200mm, or the nikon version. If you want an even better zoom, try the 300mm or the 400mm lenses which will really provide the zoom you want for wildlife. Im sure there are other answers for your questions, but I believe those those might be what your looking for.
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