Excerpt: there is a controversy about the best 70-200 the market. The canon has a lens that is phenomenal, I do not feed a comparative discussion unnecessarily. What matters is that the tamron lens has exceptional quality and still saves $ in relation to canon. I recommend to my friends to see this lens in action, is simply sensational.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Just purchased and received this lens from B&H(B&H is awesome BTW).I purchased Tamron's 24-70 VC last year and wanted to get the 70-200 VC to go along with it. I went outside and snapped a couple quick shots of my dog to try it out. I was awestruck at how sharp this bad boy is. You can literally make out some of the individual hairs from her coat. The background was very nice and creamy as well.
Pros: Durable, Great in Low Light, Nice Bokeh, Very Sharp
Excerpt: I purchase Tamron SP70-200 F2.8 for portraits and an all around telephoto lens to shoot some sporting events and people from a distance. Good focus and the combination of imagine stabilization with fast glass allows me to capture photos at lower ISO settings than my kit lens. As always, B & H was very helpful and is always a pleasure to do business with.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I buy this to replace my trusted Canon 70-200 2.8 (Non IS). I made a lot of research before buy this item and at the end was the new Canon 70-200 2.8 IS or the tamron, and I am very happy with my decision. This lens offer excellent performance and is cheapest than the Canon. I only rate four star because I fell that the canon offer a stronger body than the tamron.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've gotten some fantastic shots but I've also had some issues focusing. I did a micro adjustment to the auto focus last night which seems to help. When it's on its great. Just hoping the adjustment to the af does the trick. <br /><br />First non-canon lens. Hoping it is just a learning curve and getting up to speed and my shots will improve.
Excerpt: We're using the Tamron 70-200 on a Canon 5D MkII to shoot video of talking head interviews.<br />The lens is heavy, but since all of our shoots are on tripod, weight is not a factor.<br />This lens produces clean, sharp focus for the subject, and with the aperture wide open, a really nice, shallow depth of field.<br />The focus and zoom rings are a little tight, but don't jump when you apply pressure. So slow smooth zooms and rack focus moves are a breeze.