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Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro
8.6 out of 10

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

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

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Overall 6
6.0

and does a good amount of searching

Charles Bryant, Amazon
17 October 2014
  • Summary: I'm new to photography and really wanted to get my hands on a decently priced 70-200 2.8 to experiment with since I can't honestly justify spending over two grand on the Canon version....Yet. Lol.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens with a learning curve to figure out its capabilities.

molossusri, Ebay
5 June 2014
  • Summary: The lens is a little soft at F2.8 in low light and hard getting multiple focal points in low light.I have taken many spot on shots with it. But miss quite a few that are out of focus.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but Frustrating

Maurice A., Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: This lens was a gift to me. I use it with my 1Ds (Mk II and Mk III). Great lens when it works properly.. very sharp and clean. Downfalls are noisy motors, little slow to focus. The biggest problem I have with it is the ERR-01. I use this lens for a variety of things. sports, weddings, and such.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens, but slow AF in low light

Alfeu, B&H Photo
14 May 2013
  • Excerpt: It is a good lens for the price offered. Restrictions would have to indicate the other person. For me it works well, but I noticed difficulty in AF in low lighting. Very slow AF. For activities that require very fast when I say that the focus leaves a bit to be desired.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens for the price

Jeanne, B&H Photo
24 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I just got it recently. I wanted an affordable lense for Wedding, travel and portrait photography. So far I've used it for distance shots and portraits. The only thing I dislike is how difficult it is to focus the lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Sharp images
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Very slow focus

VT, Amazon
12 December 2012
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this lens. Photography is only a hobby and I did not want to spend 1.5k on a Nikon 70-200 f2.8. I needed the f2.8 for low light since I do a lot of video on my DSLR. I do not need VR since my footage are on a monopod. However, for video, this is not an ideal lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very Sharp lens..but

Adorama
10 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The lens was tack sharp, but about 2 weeks after I got it, it would stick in manual mode, eventually it worked again but a week later it stuck again. So I'm returning it for an even exchange. Hopefull it was just a flaw in the one lens and not a design flaw.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 6
6.0

Maybe I espected too much of it.

Artigas, B&H Photo
1 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Not good for me (studio and art photography) Slow and erratic autofcus, not so good image quality. But I give to a friend who uses it as a cinema lens, and he is very happy.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I was expected

Marius, B&H Photo
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Good optics but so slow autofocus in low light.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Inconsistent sharpness and a loose fit at the lens mount. Bad copy? Maybe.

mat_va, Ebay
30 March 2012
  • Summary: This lens appeared to be a great product. Solid build, operates smoothly. Initial tests show erratic focusing/sharpness with all subject-matter including subjects in good sunlight with copious areas of contrast.
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