Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro A-mount lens review by Krichton

reviewer#20409 date: Nov-4-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 70-210 f4, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR, Canon 70-210 f4, Canon 70-210 3.5-4.5
price paid:425
positive:Nice weight, sharp, inexpensive
negative:zero bokeh
comment:There is NO bokeh on this lens and compression is atrocious compared to other 70-200 lenses. It looks like you're shooting at f5.6 than at f2.8. On the plus side? This lens is as sharp as a prime at f2.8. I got amazing detail.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 87
  • sharpness: 4.78
  • color: 4.74
  • build: 4.29
  • distortion: 4.82
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.69
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