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

reviewer#8805 date: Mar-19-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.2
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma 70-200 2.8 II HSM
price paid:785
positive:cheap
sharp if there's a light
negative:SLOW on LOW LIGHT
Hunts AF
comment:I just test a SIGMA 70-200 II HSM and it is much and more better than my TAMRON. The TAMRON hunts in low light very much. I've done indoor shots and I'm having a hard time capturing important moments. I will ask if i can swap this with Sigma.

For 3rd Party Lens in these range -Sigma 70-200 II HSM is highly recommended! kudos SIGMA!

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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