Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro
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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. Only issue I have so far with this lens, or perhaps just my unit in particular, is that the auto focus is very slow, somewhat noisy, and does a good amount of searching.
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. You can miss out on a lot of stuff turning camera off and detaching and reattaching lens. I gave it middle of the road because I usually carry two cameras at any given event.
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. I had problem with the AF fine tuning on my camera. The focus only hit -17. However, it is a good lens.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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.
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. I love the lens and I'm sure Adorama will make it right...right?
Inconsistent sharpness and a loose fit at the lens mount. Bad copy? Maybe.
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. Sometimes the images are spot-on sharp but more than 50% of the time they are slightly out-of-focus. I have tested the lens on several different camera bodies including 60D, 40D and 5D. I'm getting the same results.
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. This Tamron does not even come close in the focus department.
Pros: Durable, Good Color, Sharp at all focal length, Strong Construction