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Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro

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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro lens review

digitalslrphoto.com
16 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The low price makes this a desirable fast telezoom. While it lacks features, its high-quality optics make it a fine 'budget' buy. It's a major step up from budget zooms but you need to be sure you can live with its less than perfect AF system.
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Tamron SP AF70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro lens review

What Digital Camera
11 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Tamron SP AF70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro lens - is it love or hate? The What Digital Camera Tamron 70-200mm gives it a thorough test...
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Overall 9
8.9

Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Review

What Digital Camera
5 April 2009
  • Excerpt: The Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro is a versatile tele-photo zoom with macro functionality
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REVIEW: Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro

photodo
27 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Optical expert Gary Wolstenholme gets to grips with Tamron's high speed telezoom. This Tamron costs around £620, which is a very competitive price for a constant F/2.8 telezoom such as this. The bright maximum aperture lends itself to shooting fast action, in low light, or for isolating your subject by using a wide aperture for shallow depth of field.
  • Pros: Good build quality, Excellent resolution between 70mm and 135mm, Good value for money, Supplied lens case is an excellent design
  • Cons: Falloff in resolution at 200mm, Torque reaction during focusing may be disturbing at first
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REVIEW: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro

photodo
27 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Tamron have announced a lightweight, high performance fast tele-zoom in the SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro and Ian Andrews was among the first to get his hands on one.
  • Pros: Nice build and weight, Excellent optical performance, Well priced
  • Cons: Autofocus slightly slower than the opposition
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
8.5
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
15 January 2009
  • Conclusion: The SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro is certainly a very creditable effort by Tamron to produce a high quality, yet affordable fast telephoto zoom. Indeed if we look solely at the studio optical tests, it is a resounding success, as the technical quality of the images this lens can produce is superb throughout most of the range, matching or even outperforming the much more expensive Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM.
  • Pros: Excellent optical quality, Very good macro capability, Relatively lightweight for its class, but still generally solid build, Low price
  • Cons: Slow and noisy autofocus motor, Somewhat clunky manual focus switchover mechanism, Tendency towards slight misfocusing (at least in Canon mount)
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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens

The Digital Picture
27 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Overall, and especially for the price, I'm very pleased with the image quality of the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens. On the wide end (70mm), this lens is sharp wide open (f/2.8) across the entire 35mm frame. Stopping down only makes a small improvement in sharpness - reduced vignetting is the primary difference seen. By 100mm, the center is still sharp wide open, but corner softness is setting in due to a slightly curved plane of sharp focus.
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Tamron’s SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro; A Digitally Optimized, Wide Aperture Pro-Grade Zoom With Close-Focusing Ability

Shutterbug
1 November 2001
  • Excerpt: Because of the increasing number of D-SLRs with full-frame sensors, Tamron is upgrading several of their multi-platform lenses to the Digitally Integrated standard. The most recent model, the 70-200mm f/2.8 Di, is optimized for D-SLRs regardless of the sensor size but also provides outstanding results with 35mm SLRs. This zoom has benefited from several improvements, including closer focusing...
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SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO

LensTip.com
29 July 2009
  • Conclusion: If you expected that for the price of slightly above 2000 zl you can produce a better quality lens than its twice or even three times more expensive rivals, you can be sorely disappointed. Blame only yourself, because there are no miracles. There is, however, some harmony in the nature and we may say the harmony was also achieved in the case of this lens. In the 70-200 mm f/2.8 class you pay your money and you take your choice.
  • Cons: autofocus noisy and not very accurate,, the workmanship quality sometimes could have been better.
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 9
9.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD [IF] macro - Full Format Review / Lab Test

photozone.de
31 March 2009
  • Conclusion: The Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di LD [IF] macro showed a very good performance during our APS-C format tests and it is only slightly worse in the full format scope. The center performance is very good at f/2.8 and excellent at medium aperture settings. The border/corner quality remains very high at 70mm and it's still decent beyond.
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