Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di Zoom Lens for Nikon Cameras

This lens large aperture and focal range also make it ideal for capturing stunning portraits. You can softly blur unnecessary background details, while making your crisply focused subject pop from the photo. It also offers an extra-close focusing distance and macro magnification for capturing…
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4.7 3 Reviews
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By Gerri

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Beautiful Lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Strong Construction
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Consistent Output
  • Nice Bokeh

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Wildlife Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Macro Photography
  • Weddings/Events

Comments:

I purchased this lens to use for portraits and an all-around lens to get close to subjects at a nice distance. The f-2.8 throughout range was a big consideration. I originally had purchased a 80-400 f-4.5-5.6 Nikon lens several years ago and had made the decision to purchase that lens over this focal length with an f-2.8. I only wish I had gotten this lens years ago, as it is a much more practical lens for most subjects and the f-2.8 gives you many more opportunites artistically and practically. The current Nikon lens in this class is about three times the cost as the Tamron, and I am sure it is a beautiful lens, as is being reported...but I could not justify the cost for my situation. I originally read a few unfavorable reviews regarding a bit of slow focus on this lens and I can tell you it has not a problem. I shot my grandaughter running around in the yard and have been testing the focus on more difficult subjects, like close-up flowers- shooting through elements for foreground blur and the lens focus is excellent...there is also the ability to change the focus from Auto to Manual by switching a focus ring. I have not shot fast moving cars or extreme sports like skateboarding, so I cannot attest to the focus on those types of subjects...but I have shot a ton of baseball with my slow 80-400 and I am sure this lens would out perform that. The bokeh is unbelievable and sharpness is outstanding as is the ability to get precise selective focus at f-2.8 for an artistic presentations of subjects. This lens also has the added ability of being considered macro, because focus distance is closer than either the Sigma or Nikon counterparts. There is no VR, but it is not an issue most of the time, because in low light I can bump up my ISO and shoot at f-2.8. If you use a tripod, you cannot use the VR features anyway. If you are considering this lens, for the money (and even if money was not a consideration) it is a gorgeous, very well made lens and you'll be happy! The only con I gave this lens was being a bit heavy...but that is to be expected for a lens in this focus range. [...]


By ESC

from Maryland

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Nice Lens for the price

 
4.0

PROS

  • Consistent Output
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

CONS

BEST USES

Comments:

For the price this is a really nice lens.


By cww2

from NE

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Durable
  • Consistent Output

CONS

  • Heavy

BEST USES

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Sports/Action

Comments:

Shot 1600 photos over two days at an event, and for right out of the box, nice job, crisp, great color

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