How about the 70-200mm f/2.8 Tamron lens?

13 years 3 months ago #39301 by Foxy Girl
I can't afford the 70-200mm from Nikon and would like to get this focal length with the 2.8. The Tamron seems to be pretty well priced around $730.

Does anyone know anything about this lens? What differences will I see from the Nikon version? How does this lens compare to the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8?


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13 years 3 months ago - 13 years 3 months ago #39318 by Yasko
You can find an IQ resolution test and user reviews to compare here:

Tamron:
www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1090/cat/all

Nikon version I:
www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/134/cat/all

Nikon version II:
www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1280/cat/all

Sigma version I:
www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1155/cat/all

Sigma OS version II:
www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1328/cat/all

Tamron 70-200 appears to have great image quality. However, it's not built ruggedly, has slow autofocus, no VR. Still, at 700 dollars it's a super value.


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13 years 3 months ago #39558 by Foxy Girl
Oh thank you so much! Yeah I really like the price points of their lenses. I did see the company has one a number of awards for their lenses. So they can't be that bad :)


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13 years 3 months ago #39904 by Dave Burburry
Tamron is a very good brand, they have won some awards for their various lenses. I'm not sure where they are made, but would guess in Asia some where.


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13 years 3 months ago #39908 by chasrich
My Tamron was made in Japan.

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13 years 3 months ago #39923 by turtle
Stunning site! I can't wait to have time to scroll through it more thoroughly.


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13 years 3 months ago #39955 by Rob pix4u2
Tamron makes good pro lenses but if you look around you may be able to find a used Nikon for around the same price

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