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


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Digital Photography Review

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. … The big problem with this lens, however, lies in the focusing systems. The autofocus motor is relatively slow and noisy, which puts it at a major disadvantage compared to its ultrasonic motor-equipped competitors, simply because AF performance impacts strongly on many of the typical uses for a fast telezoom lens. So ultimately what we have here is a flawed gem, a lens which fully capable of delivering excellent images, but also frustratingly capable of missing focus on that once-in-a-lifetime shot, either through mis-focus or simply being too slow. And this is a real pity, because the optical quality of this lens is genuinely superb. … READ FULL REVIEW

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  1. Pros:
    Great price
    Premium quality Lense and good enough for Pro work.
    Manual Focus Clutch handy and easy to use. I find no problems with it. Noise is negligent.
    Quality Rubber hand grip rings.
    Very good image quality focus and f stop range.
    For my best personal use is between F4.0 to F7.1. How ever pretty good right up to F16 on my Nikon D90
    Cons: Unfortunaily this Lense is not dust sealed.
    Had to take the top Glass off to get a few dusty bits out.
    All round it is a Great Lense for a pretty good price and nothing to complain about.
    I only wished I had a 300mm Lense as I find this one at time not quiet close enough.

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