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Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro
8.4 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

Tamron 70-200 f 2.8

stunning-image., B&H Photo
17 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Pros: good lens, good focus and quality overall, chromatic aberration very similar with canon 70-200 f2.8 IS.It can focus very close compare with canon 70-200.Nice for macro. Cons: Very loud engine noise when auto focusing, hard to use in a quiet church without getting people attention.
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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 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
15 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp but Slow

Pro shooter, Amazon
14 October 2012
  • Summary: Purchased the Tamron 70-200 2.8 As a backup to my Nikon 70-200 2.8 that had to go out to repair. Obliviously I was hopping for this Tamron lens to be equal with the Nikon, to my displeasure, it falls short in one particular area.
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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

User Review

Adorama
9 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Maybe I espected too much of it.

Artigas, B&H Photo
2 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I was expected

Marius, B&H Photo
24 June 2012
Overall 6
6.0

Got What I Payed For

Jake, B&H Photo
11 March 2012
  • Excerpt: My one and only complaint, slow focusing. Build quality is good. Operates smoothly. Focus is accurate. However, regardless of focal length, it is extremely slow to focus in even moderately low light. I am comparing this to the focus ability of my former Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS.
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