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

reviewer#8617 date: Feb-5-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 own this lens
compared to:SAL 75-300
SAL 70-200 2.8
SAL 70-300mm SSM G
price paid:710 (new)
positive:Excellent image quality.
Nice bokeh.
Good flare resistance (don't need hood).
Low distortion and CA.
Non-rotating front.
Price.
negative:none, really
comment:Ilike the sharpness, build quality, IQ and overall feel of the lens. The AF speed didn't seems slow when mounted onto my A700 (it's about the same as the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro). The tripod foot is removable and is well designed and extends from the body to double-up as a carrying handle.

For me it delivered an excellent results. Bokeh is buttery smooth, colours are excellent (Minoltaesque) and images sharp. It's worth for me and I'm very satisfied with this lens.

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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