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Is Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD good?

 
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Nov 01, 2013 03:37 |  #1
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM's my dream lens, but I don't have enough money to purchase it. Is Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD good?( focus, sharpness, colour, bokeh, background blur)




  
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Nov 01, 2013 04:05 |  #2

Read some reviews and the thread on this forum. But essentially, it is an amazing lens and for less than half the price of the Canon IS II it's an amazing deal.


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Nov 01, 2013 12:15 |  #3

stang67 wrote in post #16415446 (external link)
Read some reviews and the thread on this forum. But essentially, it is an amazing lens and for a little more than half the price of the Canon IS II it's an amazing deal.

FTFY!!




  
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Nov 01, 2013 12:22 |  #4

Most say its better than the Sigma 70-200 OS (faster AF), if that is the case you will not be disappointed as the sigma is a great great lens IMHO.


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Nov 01, 2013 12:30 |  #5

Might have to consider this...I LOVE my Tamron 17-35mm f2.8 lens. It seems to hold value quite well after all these years too.




  
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Nov 01, 2013 12:51 |  #6

johnandbentley wrote in post #16416224 (external link)
Most say its better than the Sigma 70-200 OS (faster AF), if that is the case you will not be disappointed as the sigma is a great great lens IMHO.

Click the link in my sig. The tamron kills the sigma


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Nov 01, 2013 17:05 |  #7

davidmtml wrote in post #16416212 (external link)
FTFY!!

Well the Tamron has been hovering around $1050 on ebay for a while now while I always see the 70-200mm IS II around $2400.


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Nov 01, 2013 17:29 |  #8

You can find the 70-200ii for $1999 from time to time but for $1050 I don't think I'd pass up the Tamron.


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Nov 01, 2013 17:48 |  #9

stang67 wrote in post #16416987 (external link)
Well the Tamron has been hovering around $1050 on ebay for a while now while I always see the 70-200mm IS II around $2400.

Fair enough, I was going by new prices on B&H/Amazon/etc. $1399-1499 vs $2499.




  
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Nov 01, 2013 18:00 |  #10

johnandbentley wrote in post #16416224 (external link)
Most say its better than the Sigma 70-200 OS (faster AF), if that is the case you will not be disappointed as the sigma is a great great lens IMHO.

I have had all three love the Canon but who doesn't? I just picked up a Tam and IMO it's much better than the Sigma. I also found the Tam is faster than the Sigma. What bothered me was the Sigma had no limiter switch as does the Tam but I find when I changed the focal length the Sig was hunting




  
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Nov 01, 2013 18:01 |  #11

Oh yes the Tan is so darn quiet it's amazing




  
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Nov 01, 2013 18:02 |  #12

Can anyone comment on how the Tamron compares to the 70-200mm Canon 2.8 IS? I'm pending a sale on my f/4 IS, and was thinking to upgrade to the 2.8 IS MK I, but the Tamron looks promising..


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Nov 01, 2013 18:34 |  #13

supfresh wrote in post #16417097 (external link)
Can anyone comment on how the Tamron compares to the 70-200mm Canon 2.8 IS? I'm pending a sale on my f/4 IS, and was thinking to upgrade to the 2.8 IS MK I, but the Tamron looks promising..

Well from what I've read and seen (can't offer any personal experiences), the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC is sharper than the 70-200 f4 IS, which is considerably better (sharpness wise, at least) than the 70-200mm f2.8 which is better than the 70-200mm f2.8 IS. AF speed and accuracy seems to be very good on the Tamron as well.


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Nov 01, 2013 19:59 |  #14

supfresh wrote in post #16417097 (external link)
Can anyone comment on how the Tamron compares to the 70-200mm Canon 2.8 IS? I'm pending a sale on my f/4 IS, and was thinking to upgrade to the 2.8 IS MK I, but the Tamron looks promising..

This tamron knocks on the canon MK2 version's door.

Here is a ton of samples I took:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1334130


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Nov 01, 2013 20:32 |  #15

Tammy kills the MKI easy




  
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