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TAMRON SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

  • Fast Tele Zoom
  • Dual Format (full size and APS-C size)
  • Remarkably Lightweight
  • Best MFD on the market (37.4")
  • Best Macro Magnification Ratio (1:3.1 ) in Class
  • Removable Lightweight Tripod Holder

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While overall dimensions are confined to the absolute minimum, the new SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 zoom lens is packed with features that allow stress-free photography: a versatile MFD of just 37.4" over the entire zoom range; best-in-class maximum macro magnification ratio of 1:3.1 at f=200mm; and an advantageous internal focusing (IF) system. The new tele-zoom lens covers a desirable focal length range of 70mm medium telephoto to 200mm telephoto when mounted on full-size format SLR cameras and a focal length range from 109mm to 310mm ultra telephoto when mounted on a DSLR camera with an APS-C sized imager.

  • newegg SP (Super Performance) Series Tamron SP (Super Performance) series is a line of ultra-high-performance lenses designed and manufactured to the exacting specifications demanded by professionals and others who require the highest possible image quality.
  • newegg Internal Focusing (IF) System Internal focusing (IF) provides numerous practical benefits to photographers including a non-rotating front filter ring that facilitates the positioning of polarizing and graduated filters, and more predictable handling because the lens length does not change during focusing. Even more important, Tamron’s Internal Focusing (IF) system provides a much closer minimum focusing distance (MFD) throughout its entire focusing range. In addition, IF improves optical performance by minimizing illumination loss at the corners of the image field, and helps to suppress other aberrations that become more troublesome at different focusing positions.
  • newegg Low Dispersion (LD) Glass Elements The Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro lens adopts 3 Low Dispersion (LD) glass elements to help reduce chromatic aberration for edge-to-edge sharpness and high-contrast image quality over the entire zoom range.
  • newegg MFD of 0.95m throughout the range plus 1:3.1 Magnification Ratio This lens boasts a best-in-class minimum focus distance of 0.95m over the entire zoom range, making large-aperture telephoto zoom photography possible over a longer shooting range. Plus, a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1 (at 200mm, with a minimum focus distance of 0.95m) enables you to enjoy close-up macro photography of flowers, insects, and other tiny objects.
  • newegg Digitally Integrated (Di) Lens for Top Imaging Performance Di (Digitally Integrated Design) is a Tamron designation that applies to lenses that have been optimized for digital capture using advanced multi-coating techniques and optical designs that assure excellent image quality across the entire picture field. Because of these characteristics, Di lenses provide outstanding performance on cameras with full-frame and APS-C format sensors as well as on 35mm film.

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  • Robert F.
  • 8/26/2011 8:29:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs2 weeks working w 2100 pix

Pros: Good optics amazing pictures on manual.

Cons: Focus misses unable to judge why. Given that the focus band is very nato I cannot ding the lens at fault for the lens does its job. But cannot judge how well since the picture does not show which spot the square fell on. In a couple of shots the edge of the rose pettle is in perfect focus but the rest of the flower is out of focus. So judging this is tricky. Cant ask the computer to be intuitive like us humans. An automated system will do just that do things even if they seem stupid. But it did its job and focused on the edge of the flower since the square fell on that. Also on 2.8 only center focus square working only. Best option for intuitive focus is manual. With the narrow band of focus manual focus is very hard. You seem to see it in focus on the small lcd but when put on the big screen the focus many times turns out soft. So it is a very hard job. I don't know how much better the canon lens will be for twice the $s. Also when used with 2x extender the optics become to long.

Other Thoughts: With long optics it is very prone to camera shake. Even at 1000th of a second you will see ghosting if you shoot at 3 ft away from a subject for macro. Great portraits though. Also got to look out that the camera will not be able to judge the iso setting many of the shots with a canon 60d turned out to be 5x over exposed. Your best bet is fully manual shooting. And that defeats the purpose of even having a camera full of automatic options for $1000 when you can by a full manual antique on for like $5 on garage sale. But shooting digital has its own advantages. No waisted film just press delete and do next shot. Plus judging the shot on the spot reshoot opportunity. Great lens for manual work.

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  • Robert F.
  • 8/17/2011 5:19:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs3rd review

Pros: Awesome optics. Some ghosting at times with wide open aperture. Awesome results in macro photography. 2 eggs for inconsistent af. see cons.

Cons: The lens in focus. Tried to shoot bird the lens goes out of focus from on end of range to the other then stops. Bird or plain gone. Very Frustrating. Many shots out of focus even in good light daytime. Focus not quite there. At 2.8 only the center af point works. What if you want your subject slightly off center. 2.8 portrates become useless. Manual is ok if used for only macro. I need a lens I can use for birds too. It is necessary for me to have all 9 af points work when shooting birds so I have a chense to have one dot find the bird. It's hard enough to just get the bird in the frame let alone do the focus as well as the zoom. Almost impossible to get a good shot with that kind of set up. Also autofocus is way too slow for action shots. A bird flyes by at milli seconds. Now shooting dragon flyes. That's just a pipe dream. I tried. Shot 30 to 40 frames in the air on random and got 2 hits at not so good image quality. I wanted to get 'em in flight. Hopefully will get a chance w canon.

Other Thoughts: Saving up for a canon 70-200 is II.

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  • Robert F.
  • 7/19/2011 8:29:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPaired with extender sigma 2x

Pros: Took out after rain and shot about 20 frames. There is 3 pictures in there that are amazing. It looks like an apple wallpaper of macro type. With the extender I zoomed in on a flower from 4 ft away. This mind you makes it 400 mm lens config. The shot is perfect. The light was low and on top of that I use an ND2 filter. Amaizing results for flower macro photography. Can't wait to experiment and catch some insects though that is going to be hard with manual focus.

Cons: Only one con and it is not major. If I use the extender sigma 2x the autofocus does not work if I photo an object within that 140 mm range. The autofocus goes from one end of range to the next and stops quit without any level of focus. Not even close but between 140 and 400 range it works with levels of failure at times. Great manually but I got to get used to hitting it just right. At times on the small display it looks focused but when I look at it on the big screen at home its not quite there. But some of the shots look great anyways with the soft focus.

Other Thoughts: With soft focus makes it great for dream like shots.

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  • Robert F.
  • 7/11/2011 8:18:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBig Lense

Pros: Very Crisp Photos. 2.8 is good. Like bokeh.

Cons: Lens on many pictures just don't seemed to be focusing well. My kit lens is on the money all the time. This lens in many places just don't seem to be spot on. Many shots are ruined. Low light the lens hunts. This occurs with an nd2 filter. Havent tried to use it without filter. Bought the filter to protect lens as well as to avoid access light so I can do timed shoots.

Other Thoughts: Good lens but the focus issue is really a negative. I am used to trusting the automatic settings and most of the time want to rely on it.

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4 out of 5 eggsAmazing IQ, a few difficulties

Pros: Amazing sharpness (rivals others in it's class), beautiful bokeh, lightweight, takes a 1.4 TC without a major hit in the IQ, fantastic at all focal lengths, awesome macro capability, extreme value

Cons: Not ultrasonic focusing motor (if it had this, I would call this lens perfect), the lens may not be the best a tracking moving subjects (it seems to be more sensitive with the focus points, so you have to make sure that your focus point is following the subjects as close as possible).

Other Thoughts: Canon users should beware, Tamron set the LensID to 37 which makes the outer cross-sensor focus points unusable (on 50d, 7d...etc. Do an online search to see if your camera is affected). This affects the accuracy of the outer focus points. BUT, Tamron is aware of the problem and they can fix it if you send it in for repair (change LensID to 137, takes about 3 weeks). This is a total bummer with a brand new lens! But, I was able to have mine changed and the focusing tested/cleaned. After this the lens is much much better and I love it! If Tamron updates this lens with an ultra-sonic type motor, and if the IQ stayed the same I would buy it without hesitation. Truly a fun lens.

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  • joshua R.
  • 9/29/2010 6:32:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid at all cost

Pros: Good price, good pictures when it actually works.

Cons: Failed less then an hour into the trip I bought it for. Took over a month to get authorized to send it in to tamron. Finally got it back from tamron just in time for the next trip and it failed less then an hour into it. The autofocus switch fails so it switches between modes randomly. Tryed it on multiple bodies and the problem always follows the lens. Tamrons customer service sucks.

Other Thoughts: After the first time it failed I bought a Tokina and love it.

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  • Louis L.
  • 9/14/2009 3:13:46 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTruly superb image quality!

Pros: I bought this lens from a local shop after much deliberation between the Nikon and Sigma offerings. All three are great lenses though I'd have to rate the Sigma lowest of the 3 choices for image quality and sharpness though it's still great.

This is the first Tamron lens I've ever purchased as I normally go with Nikon or Sigma versions of everything else. I decided to give this a closer look just before I bought the Sigma online...I'm sooo glad I did. The sharpness of this lens is out of this world good and 100% even the the legendary Nikon 70-200 which just floored me even to this day.

The bokeh of the lens is utterly gorgeous, and needs to be seen to be believed. The color rendition is fantastic without any processing. Color temperature comes out very nicely close to actual color in nearly any condition. You won't be in need of much post processing with this lens (a big plus to me).

Contrast is also excellent across the board. And the manual focus ring....oh my that ring!

Cons: Autofocus ability is best on a pro body camera (D1,2,3 series) as the lens doesn't have any AF-S/HSM type of focus system. Speed is adequate on the above mentioned bodies as we have larger more powerful focus motors than the smaller consumer lenses.

On a smaller body the focus will be that of a normal lens so keep that in mind if you wish to shoot very fast moving subjects. This is not a deal breaker for any other type of shooting such as portraits and car photography.

The focus ring does not have an autofocus override ability so you cannot fine tune the focus manually if you feel it's off slightly during autofocus. Not a big con at all but some may miss that feature. Autofocus and manual focus work as normal.

Filter size is 77mm which means all of your filters will cost more. Not really a con, but be aware for those who've never used a Pro level lens.

No aperature ring on the lens as it's made for digital bodies not ful frame. Not a con, but please take notice. :)

Other Thoughts: More on that focus's a clutch type design so you push it up and it will lock into place for autofocus. The ring remains able to rotate in this position, but will not affect focus at all.

Manual focus using this ring is simply marvelous, the ring is geared so smoothly you may never want to use autofocus again haha. To activate the manual focus you simply pull down on the ring and it will snap into place allowing you to focus manually.

The lens is internally focus and zoomed meaning it DOES NOT change length nor rotate the front no matter what focus distance or zoom range you're using. Looking through the lens reveals a beautiful bright viewfinder view.

The overall feel of the lens is very well built though the Nikon will feel a little better, but of course there is a large price difference.

The lens hood does a great job and balance on a Pro body camera is perfect. Smaller cameras take notice the lens weighs 1150g/~3lbs.

It's cut your eye sharp all aperatures.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/5/2009 1:33:38 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsSharp

Pros: Price

Cons: Slow focusing
Kinda noisy when focusing

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