Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro A-mount lens review by leohendriks
|leohendriks#9019 date: May-13-2011|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||- mi 100-300 apo|
- mi 80-200 apo hs
|price paid:||450 euro (used)|
|negative:||- manual focus.|
- autofocus in low light.
|comment:||I used the lens for 4 months.|
Sharpness is very good from 3.2 on. At 2.8 some veiling haze shows. Build is decent but not stellar. The hood is very effective. Colors are pretty good. Flare control seems okay (little experience though).
I read some remarks on autofocus speed that were not consistent so I decided to see for myself.
In good light there is no problem. Autofocus is fast (faster then my 100-300 apo). On occasion focus is lost and then the lens can hunt for some time. In low light things can get complicated when contrast is low. If focus is lost hunting can take "forever".
Although image quality is very good (even @ 2.8) I decided to sell the lens as autofocus would not serve my needs.