Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI USD Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha DSLRS - 6 Year Warranty

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About Tamron 70-200mm



Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (65),Strong construction (59),Consistent output (54),Durable (48),Rugged (41),Easily interchangeable (38),Nice bokeh (37),Lightweight (9)
Cons:
Heavy (35),Slow focus (15),Blurry focus (6)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (55),Low light (41),Weddings (40),Wildlife photos (40),Landscape/scenery (25),Night photography (25),General purpose (12),Macro photography (10),Portraits (10),Wildlife (8),Landscape photography (7),Video (5) Upgrade (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (26),Semi-pro photographer (21),Pro photographer (14),Enthusiast (11),Casual photographer (4),Professional (4),Semi-professional (4)

Tamron 70-200mm Features

  • 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
  • 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.

Tamron 70-200mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 90 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Reviewed by 90 customers

 
4.0

Amazing lens, amazing price

By

from New Orleans, LA  -  Pro Photographer

SUMMARY In addition to this lens, I have owned the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 ED, the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 AF-s, the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR, and have used the Sigma f2.8 EX. This lens is on-par for sharpness with the Nikkor glass, and far better than the Sigma, which is a mess in terms of aberration and distortion at the extremes. I prefer it to all of the other lenses, including the Nikon VR. I got mine for about $400 used-if you shoot weddings or events, this is a must-have piece of glass. PROS Optical quality - Comparable to the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR Ease of use - the push/pull manual focus function is wonderful, with live view and this lenses ability to close focus, I rarely pull out my macro lens for anything but ring shots at a wedding, or if I find a weird insect or something. Price - Pretty obvious, here. Yes, you give up VR, but when shooting people, I am generally keeping my shutter speed above 1/160 anyhow. Anything else, I'm on a tripod. I'd love the VC version, but I can't justify the expense. 77mm filters Included tripod collar Included petal hood that works very well CONS Weight - Can't do much about this for a 3x f2.8 zoom with a lot of glass inside. Get a Black Rapid or similar strap and carry by the tripod collar! Autofocus performance - Tends to hunt in low light, slower than the Nikons, but better than the Sigma. Autofocus - Doesn't always nail focus, especially has trouble with eyes on a full-length subject. When it nails it, it's magic. I just have to be vigilant.

 
5.0

Love this Lens

By

from Caldwell, ID  -  Pro Photographer

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

By

from Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.....!

By

from india  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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

By

from Little Rock, AR  -  Pro Photographer

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!

By

from GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

 
5.0

This lens ROCKS!!!

By

from Santa Clara, UT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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

By

from Macon, GA  -  Pro Photographer

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!

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
4.0

First fast lens

By

from Golden, CO  -  Casual Photographer

It was a used purchase, but I couldn't tell it isn't new. I'm still learning a lot, but this made it much easier to get good, indoor basketball pictures with the right combination of ISO given a 2.8 aperature. It doesn't focus as I think it should, but an on/off of the camera seems to correct everything. I wish I had splurged for an AV model, but I'll get used to it for a price of about $550.

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