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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD for Nikon

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The Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD for Nikon

The Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon is a fast-aperture telephoto lens that’s compatible with both FX and DX F-mount cameras.

Common Uses. The combination of fast f/2.8 aperture and in-lens Vibration Control makes it a good choice for sports photography, portraiture, and event photography. Its USD focus motor provides quick, nearly silent autofocus performance for fast moving subjects.

Optics and such. The optical design features one Extra-low Dispersion element with four Low Dispersion elements to help minimize chromatic aberrations. It also has an advanced multi-layer coating that improves lens performance by reducing ghosting and lens flare. The circular diaphragm retains its round shape from f/2.8-5.6, providing smooth background blurring with circular out-of-focus highlights.

Build. Its compact build with large focus and zoom rings makes it ergonomically sound, with the moisture-resistant construction making it able to hold up in less than ideal shooting conditions. It includes both a removable tripod ring and a petal-type lens hood.

Roger's Take

I call this one The Napoleon--it’s a bit short (of 200mm) but still kicks butt. The Tamron is very sharp throughout the zoom range, autofocuses much, much quicker than the older Tamron superzooms did, and the Vibration Control is excellent.

Is it as good as the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II? No, not quite. But it’s close to that and less expensive. The Tamron can save you some money and you won’t be disappointed in it; it’s excellent.

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