Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro
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Ben, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: This my first telephoto lens of this magnitude. I bought it in preparation for an Alaskan cruise to catch the scenery. I was able to capture shots of distant glaciers and whales breaching. A little heavy at first so i used a mono-pod to stabilize it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens because of the price and that I had a very good experience with my last Tamron lens. I have been using this for mostly still life and some portraits. It works perfectly and the image quality is spectacular.
Excerpt: I love the look of this lens- discreet and no fancy buttons all over the place. The picture quality is great, but you would have to shoot at a high shutter speed to avoid camera shake since there's no stabilizer. The only thing that bugs me is the auto focus which takes quite awhile to focus.
Excerpt: Good lens for lots of things. I have a 16-50 2.8 and often wished I had more zoom. this fits the bill. works well for distance street shots and has a close focus distance for detail shooting. a little noisy but I knew that before I bought.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: SUMMARYIn addition to this lens, I have owned the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 ED, the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 AF-s, the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR, and have used the Sigma f2.8 EX. This lens is on-par for sharpness with the Nikkor glass, and far better than the Sigma, which is a mess in terms of aberration and...
Summary: Bought this product to shoot indoor basketball games. Lens does a satisfactory job. Be prepared to use a monopod as this model does not have image stabilization. Pros are that the price is cheap. Cons - this camera is not a Canon!
Summary: Great if you are used to manual focus. Let me explain. I have been shooting with all sorts of lenses for the past quarter century and it is really hard for me to "pass" a lens with flying colors.