Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro A-mount lens review by MxZAE11

reviewer#8807 date: Mar-19-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:
price paid:750 USD (new)
positive:- Amazing value for the money!
- Definitely usable at F2.8
- Crazy Sharp starting at F3.2
- Awesome Color
- Little, if any, AF hunting on my cameras!!!
- Focus not too loud for indoor occasions
negative:- Heavy (Though lighter than the competition)
comment:If shopping for a 70-200 F2.8, you need to look no further.

Hunting issues with other camera brands aren't happening for me... probably because Sony is a major shareholder in Tamron!

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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