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Testseek.com have collected 22 expert reviews of the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 and the average rating is 90%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2.
Award: Most Awarded July 2017
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The editors liked

  • Excellent value
  • Rocksolid image stabilization
  • Good build quality
  • Very good quality over 36Mp full-frame
  • Even wide open
  • Very good image stabilization of almost 5 stops
  • Constant f/2.8 focal ratio
  • Works well with 1.4x and 2x teleconverter
  • Weather sealing
  • Quiet
  • Fast
  • And precise AF operation
  • Excellent resolution through most of range
  • Optical stabilization system
  • Bright f/2
  • 8 aperture
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Teleconverter compatibility
  • Integrated tripod collar
  • Available for Canon and Nikon cameras
  • Affordable

The editors didn't like

  • Strong vignetting starting at f/6 and wider
  • PRICE
  • $1
  • 299
  • 30% more expensive than predecessor
  • AF needed fine-tuning with USB-dock on my copy
  • Flare and glare not well controlled
  • Mirror/shutter-slap causes micro blur at around 1/100 sec on my copy
  • Weak flare resistance
  • Dimmed corners
  • Sharpness drops off at 200mm
  • Toggle switches prone to inadvertent changes

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  Published: 2018-05-16, review by: shutterbug.com

  • Abstract:  Matt Granger is a photographer and educator who runs a popular photography YouTube channel. And if you've ever watched any of his videos, you'd know that he has lots of opinions about photography gear. In the below video, Granger put his opinions on Ni...

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  Published: 2017-08-15, review by: shutterbug.com

  • Abstract:  Portrait shot with the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II. Image by Katie Moore, used with permission. ( Editor's note: Recommendations in this story are based on data and experiences the author has had while working as a photographer with Lensrentals.com. Lensr...

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  Published: 2017-07-27, Author: Greg , review by: pdnonline.com

  • Excellent value, rocksolid image stabilization, good build quality
  • Strong vignetting starting at f/6 and wider, PRICE: $1,299
  • If you're a full-frame shooter looking to update your 70-200mm workhorse, Tamron's SP 70-200mm G2 makes a compelling bid for your dollar. For one thing, it's considerably less expensive than the equivalent offerings from both Canon and Nikon. For Nikon sh...

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  Published: 2017-06-14, review by: shutterbug.com

  • The Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 zoom delivers premium results at less than a premium price. It's a great focal length for a variety of shooting situations, offers plenty of speed and a great image stabilization performance for low-light shooting...

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  Published: 2017-04-26, Author: Jim , review by: pcmag.com

  • Excellent resolution through most of range, Optical stabilization system, Bright f/2,8 aperture, Sturdy build quality, Teleconverter compatibility, Integrated tripod collar, Available for Canon and Nikon cameras, Affordable
  • Weak flare resistance, Dimmed corners, Sharpness drops off at 200mm, Toggle switches prone to inadvertent changes
  • The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 costs much less than name-brand options. It's built tough and delivers crisp images, but is prone to flare...

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  Published: 2017-03-06, Author: Thomas , review by: cameralabs.com

  • Very good quality over 36Mp full-frame, even wide open, Very good image stabilization of almost 5 stops, Constant f/2.8 focal ratio, Works well with 1.4x and 2x teleconverter, Weather sealing, Quiet, fast, and precise AF operation
  • 30% more expensive than predecessor, AF needed fine-tuning with USB-dock on my copy, Flare and glare not well controlled, Mirror/shutter-slap causes micro blur at around 1/100 sec on my copy
  • Tamron's new 70-200/2.8 zoom is a very competent lens: It's almost up there with the best Nikon has to offer, even sometimes surpassing the new Nikon 70-200/2.8E VR in image quality. It offers a very effective image stabilization of almost 5 stops even if...

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  Published: 2017-02-26, Author: Bryan , review by: The-digital-picture.com

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  Published: 2017-04-03, review by: photoreview.com.au

  • At launch, the SP70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 has a significantly higher price tag than its predecessor, which cost more than the unstabilised lens that preceded it. Whether that's justified will depend on the value you place upon the improvements in the l...

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  Published: 2018-11-06, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Great value, High performance, Five-year warranty
  • Large, Heavy
  • Tamron's telephoto zoom lens impresses with high performance at a far more affordable price than marque brands...

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  Published: 2018-05-22, Author: Matthew , review by: techradar.com

  • Pro-grade build quality, Fabulous image quality, 5-stop stabilization
  • Typically heavy for a 70-200mm f/2.8, Switches can be operated accidentally
  • Tamron has long been considered by many as a manufacturer of ‘budget' lenses. However, some of its recent prime and zoom offerings are of a fully professional-grade standard. The 70-200mm G2 is a top-class lens in every respect. It combines impeccable bui...

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