Overview

Description by Tamron:

Tamron Di lenses are performance optimized for digital SLR cameras and usable with DSLRs featuring sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm, as well as larger full frame (36mm x 24mm) sensors and 35mm film SLRs.

Cameralabs revewed the new Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD "It looks like a very good design ... but"

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Gordon Laing reviewed the Nikon version of Tamrons latest lens mounted on the D800.

"Testing the Tamron SP 70-200/2.8 VC left me with mixed feelings. It looks like a very good design delivering very good to excellent performance in many cases, but:

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Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens review by Gary Wolstenholme at EPZ

Gary tests this lens with a Canon 5D Mark II Full Frame dslr body:

"This telephoto zoom from Tamron certainly delivers. Sharpness is excellent from maximum aperture through much of the zoom range, plus chromatic aberrations and distortion are kept well in check. The suggested retail price may come as a shock for many, who may be expecting this lens to be considerably cheaper than lenses from camera manufacturers. Even so, the performance of this lens is on a par with those lenses, and suggested price at launch is rarely the price a lens will eventually retail for." . . . read more

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review at the PhotographyBlog: Excellent, but let's wait for the street prices to settle down.

It will be interesting to follow Tamron's SP (Superior Performance) venture into the marketplace. While Tamron has seemingly made every effort to match the big two in features, build and optical performance, they lost the one big advantage they had over the years: the usually much lower price.

"Image quality is generally excellent at the 70mm, 100mm and 135mm focal lengths, with fantastic sharpness virtually throughout the aperture range. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled and flare is only ever an issue when shooting . . . read more

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Review at Ephotozine: Optics, construction, but also a price that matches the other big stars in the league.

"Distortion is very well controlled throughout the zoom range. At 70mm only 0.645% barrel distortion is present, which is replaced with 0.42% pincushion distortion at 200mm. If straight lines are paramount, then you'll be pleased to learn that the distortion pattern is uniform across the frame, making it relatively easy to correct in image editing software afterwards, although this distortion is so mild, very few people will actually need to apply any corrections. . . . read more

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Currently in developement)

Tamron Press Release

The most compact*1 full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens, delivering leading-edge image quality with Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive).

SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) . . . read more

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