Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
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Best 70-200 made. Get the SP 70-200 and SP 24-70 for almost the same price as Nikon/Canon 70-200
1 ugly biker, Amazon
16 March 2015
Summary: Best Zoom Money Can buy. Check DXOmark 22mp of sharpness best lens in the 70-200 f2.8. Better than Nikon better Canon and you almost save enough money to buy the equally as great a lens as the Tamron SP 24-70.
Summary: I bought this lens to replace the 70-200mm f/4l Canon I had. I am kicking myself for NOT doing it sooner!! Honestly, I should have just saved and bought this first. It is a solid solid lens no joke. The color is amazing, it's razor sharp, killer in low light, and just does what it's supposed to. Some complain of it being slower in the AF department, but honestly, you are saving $1000 over the Canon model and most buying these aren't shooting as a pro.
Pros: Razor Sharp, Superb Color, Has VC, Affordable, and a 6yr Warranty too!
Summary: If you are like I was and new to photography Iâ€™m sure you have seen all the choices out there and just wished someone would say â€œBuy this lens.â€� Iâ€™m going to make it easy for you then BUY THIS LENS! I was searching for an upgrade for my Canon 18-135mm STM lens that came with my Canon 70D. I had two specific goals in mind. I wanted to photograph my son at his sporting events and I wanted a lens to do wildlife photography.
Summary: This lens is SHARP and has very little problem with chromatic aberration. 100% crops are sharper and with fewer aberrations than many budget lenses without crop. The AF is extremely fast and accurate. I do some birding with it and even when a bird is flying ~30mph and only 10ft away, I had some shockingly crisp shots with this lens on my D7100 in continuous AF mode, center point only.
This lens is an absolute delight. Never used Tamron before
Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 February 2015
Summary: This lens is an absolute delight. Never used Tamron before, but I'm honestly astounded at the image quality and performance of this fast, sturdy lens. The VC allows hand-holding under tricky lighting situations and yields crisp, contrasty images. DO NOT pay an additional grand for the Nikon or Canon version because if you can't get great images with this lens, you can't get great images with any lens.
Summary: I'm not going to get into the specs because quite frankly, many on here don't care nor understand it. That's what DPReview and DXOMark are there for. I shoot 6A High School sports - namely, football, basketball, baseball and LaCrosse and purchased this lens shortly after it came out at the advice of Tamron's Midwest Regional Rep (who I met at one of the games I was shooting). Previously, I would rent a Canon 70-200 f/2.8 Mk I and then II.
Image quality is very good through most of the range- but even at 200 ...
Collin Weigel, Amazon
16 February 2015
Summary: Quick, quiet, and a really convenient range. Image quality is very good through most of the range- but even at 200 it is not going to cut it as a birding lens. It does have quite a bit weight to it.
Summary: The Tamron is just as good as Canon and Nikon. I watch a video review where the Tamron was actually sharper than Canon. This is a fantastic lens, the auto-focus is fast, Nikon/Canon is faster but big deal. If you are a good photographer then it will work great for you. Save so much money. I used it for video as well, extremely impressive. Auto focus is silent too!