Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
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3 weeks ago
Summary: So far this lens is absolutely killing the Nikon F/4 and Nikon F/2.8 I tried. Minimal vignetting that can be corrected in Lightroom with 1 click. It's very sharp even down to f/2.8. The only con is the weight, but it's built like a tank so you'd expect some weight. Hand holding is not terrible, but the tripod collar is a super bonus at $1499. The Nikon F/4 version of 70-200 does not come with a collar because it weighs less.
Summary: Absolutely fantastic piece of glass. The images from this are very sharp and the bokeh is creamy. The image stabilization is what made me go for this over the much pricier Canon. Loving this lens. + Excellent Optics + Excellent Image stabilization + Lighter compared to Canon + Very good bokeh No negatives for me. Very competitively priced. Excellent value for money. If you have enough cash to spare on this, just go buy it. You wont regret. Its that good.
Summary: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this lens! Gorgeous color and bokeh. Easy to use. I've used this lens in the middle of the night, with very little ambient light, at a shutter speed of 1/40 second with the lens fully extended, hand held and got a perfectly clear photo! I prefer this lens over Nikon's Nikkor for color, bokeh and ease of use.
Summary: Note: I cannot compare this to the Nikon version as I've never used it. I've heard the autofocus is better, but I've had no issues with the autofocus from this lens. This is a very sharp lens, even wide open. I haven't noticed a significant dropoff from center to corners, either. The VC (Tamron's alphabet soup for shake reduction) is quite good; I've been able to get crisp shots at 200mm and ~1/10 shutter speed.
Summary: My canon 80-200 went belly up and I was going to get the canon 70-200 non IS. Then I took and chance and went with the Tamron 70-200 with VC. Let me tell you this lens is the BEST lens ever. I love this lens and what it does for taking photos. It is sharp, color on and the cost if outstanding. You will not be disappointed if you get this lens.
Summary: I previously owned one of their mid level lenses as a general walk around lens and was always very happy with it. When I upgraded to a full frame Canon 5D Mk3, I couldn't use then lens. Having since started a professional studio, I needs to get a lens in this range. I have rented the Canon version Mk 2 and used it in the past, absolutely loving it. I don't, however, love the price tag.
Summary: I got this lens to fill the gap with my 24-105mm and 100-400mm that would compliment my 5D II - I wanted something to use for school events and wildlife at dusk that had some reach and constant f/2.8, the VC (or IS) was very important to me as well. The Canon equivalent is $1,000 more, so I decided to give this lens a try. I was so very pleased right from the start. Colors and contrast are so nice, better than my Canon 24-105 L lens, and it is very sharp, even at f/2.8.
Summary: well it was as a gift and I shopped around and could find on amazon, I was told exactly what to get and I did, Perfect. she knew what she wanted and told me to go and get it..... delivery on time, great gift....