Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro A-mount lens review by Thelone
|Thelone#8108 date: Oct-18-2010|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||- Minolta AF 75-300 F4.5-5.6 II|
- Tamron AF 55-200 F4-5.6 Di II
|price paid:||649€ (new)|
- Build quality
- Cheap for a 70-200/2.8 lens
|negative:||- Not suited for some applications (see below)|
|comment:||This is a superb lens for the price. The sharpness is already great wide open, and it gets even better stopped down a bit.|
The thing is, I bought this lens for sports photography and this is where the Tammy shows its limitations :
- For soccer, the AF speed is fine, but the accuracy isn't the greatest. You have almost no space to manoeuvre from 10m to infinity (switching to MF doesn't help either) and I missed quite a few shots because the AF wasn't spot on (using the AF-C setting of course). Although this can be a problem from time to time, the lens can deliver excellent soccer pictures.
- For ice hockey, this is worse. The accuracy problem is still there, and the AF speed isn't quick enough to track fast action.