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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF

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Product Highlights
  • Zoom Telephoto
  • With Built-In Motor

The Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens is a telephoto zoom lens that has a large maximum aperture of f/2.8 which remains constant throughout the zoom range. It also offers an excellent "close-focusing-distance" minimum of just 3.1' (0.95 m) throughout its entire zoom range, with a maximum macro magnification ratio of 1:3.1 at f=200mm. When mounted on an APS-C sensor size digital SLR camera, it provides a focal length equivalent of 105-300mm.

The Nikon version of this lens incorporates a motor built-in to the lens itself, which gives this lens the capability to autofocus with all Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40 and D60 series). In addition, as a result, focusing will be quieter and more responsive.

Di (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. Features like LD glass elements and Internal Focusing put this lens in the same category as the much bigger and more expensive professional Tamron lenses.

LD Glass
Two LD glass elements reduce various aberrations while minimizing the fall-off of light at the corners
Internal Focus
The lens neither extends nor contracts physically when focusing; all moving elements are contained within the lens barrel
Di Design
Digitally Integrated (DI) design lenses are designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras
Tripod Collar
The tripod mount, detachable in one touch, is made of magnesium alloy that reconcile lightweight and high rigidity, resulting in enhanced balance and ease of use in hand-held shooting
Performance
Focal Length 70 - 200mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 34° - 12°
APS-C Picture Angle: 22° - 7°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.12' (95 cm)
Magnification 0.32x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 18/13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 7.6" (8.89 x 19.30 cm)
Weight 2.53 lb (1150 g)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap for Nikon AF
  • Lens Hood for the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di and VC Lenses
  • Case
  • Tripod Collar
  • 6-Year Warranty
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    Tamron70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF
     
    4.4

    (based on 142 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (74)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (58)

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      (8)

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      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (91)
    • Consistent output (80)
    • Strong construction (76)
    • Durable (68)
    • Easily interchangeable (55)

    Cons

    • Heavy (59)
    • Slow focus (43)
    • Poor in low light (5)
    • Tough to attach (4)
    • Weak casing (3)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (79)
    • Weddings (49)
    • Low light (48)
    • Wildlife photos (43)
    • Landscape/scenery (38)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (38), Semi-pro photographer (34), Pro photographer (14), Semi-professional (14), Enthusiast (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (80), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Can a zoom match a prime?

    Before actually reviewing the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 let me get two confessions out of the way. First, I am a die-hard primes fan. I would gladly trade the convenience of a...Read complete review

    Before actually reviewing the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 let me get two confessions out of the way. First, I am a die-hard primes fan. I would gladly trade the convenience of a zoom for the quality of a prime and let my feet do all the zooming. My bag includes MF legends such as the 105 mm f/2.5 and 180 mm f/2.8 ED Nikkors, and I can attest to their exceptional quality. Secondly, I am unabashedly a pixel peeper. I routinely examine my photos at 100% to look for lens flaws, among other things. Enter the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8. The specs look great on paper, and the lens itself has received rave reviews, but I ask the question – can it match up to the primes in my bag? For those who want the review in a nutshell, the answer is a resounding yes from 70 mm through 170 mm, and yes with some caveats for focal lengths longer than 170 mm.

    Straight off the bat, from 70 mm through 170 mm, wide open on my D90, this lens is razor sharp. At equivalent apertures of f/2.8, this zoom matches my 105 mm and 85 mm f/1.8D Nikkors for sharpness at the respective focal lengths. Stopped down to f/4, the image quality of the Tamron is exceptional, and for most part (unless, for example, I need the f/1.8 specifically of the 85mm) I would not hesitate to use the Tamron in place of the 85 and 105. Also, this lens does in fact have a useful macro mode – one can get close-ups with superb sharpness at focal lengths up to 170 mm. Beyond this focal length, the performance of the lens shows some weakness. Photographs taken with the lens show what I can best describe as "blooming", and some loss of sharpness (think of light Gaussian blur applied to a photograph in an image editing software). Thus, my 180 mm f/2.8 ED manual focus Nikkor (a phenomenal optic by any standards) performs better than the Tamron at those focal lengths, as does my MF 200 mm f/4 Nikkor. That being said, the Tamron's anomalies and indeed the differences between the MF primes and the zoom are best seen at a pixel-peeping 100%, and one could probably get away with careful post-processing and sharpening at normal image sizes and viewing distances. On the flip side, one could argue that the softness at longer focal lengths would make the Tamron zoom a suitable lens for portraiture. Stopped down to f/5 and beyond at the longer focal lengths, the Tamron comes into its stride, giving images with good sharpness and contrast, that stack up well when compared to the prime heavy hitters. Returning back to the macro capability of this lens, I must say I am impressed. Compared to my 90 mm f/2.8 macro lens (also by Tamron), the 70-200 mm gives macro performance that is within shouting distance of the fixed-focal length optic. Note that I base my results on shooting flowers, and I believe that the canonical macro attribute of field flatness would still be better on the 90 mm. In other words, the 70-200 mm may not be the lens of choice for copy work, although it offers great performance for shooting subjects like flowers and butterflies. Once again, optimal macro performance is obtained at focal lengths less than 170 mm; stopping down is necessary to get good image quality at higher focal lengths. This zoom also does very well with extension tubes – I have the Kenko AF set of 3 extension tubes, and these function flawlessly, giving both AF and metering functions.

    Color aberrations are low to absent – I see some blue/purple fringing at longer focal lengths that can be easily taken care of by post-processing software (I use Nikon Capture NX2). As far as distortion is concerned, I am sure that there is some distortion, but I am mostly into nature, macro and portraits of my wife and daughter, so I am not that hung up about barreling and pincushioning. Note, however, that online reviews of this lens commend the low levels of distortion, so I suppose that there is not much to worry about in this department.

    As far as handling is concerned, I have no major complaints. The plastic fantastic design helps keep weight low and minimizes fatigue. Overall, the lens is very solidly constructed, and the push/pull AF/MF ring design is neat and works well IMHO. Both zoom and focus rings are smooth and well damped. The reversible lens hood makes storing the lens easier as well. If there is one complaint I can direct towards the ergonomics of this lens, it would be the alignment dots for the tripod mount. Sometimes, while trying to mount the lens in a hurry, I do end up confusing the other dot for the tripod mount as the mounting dot for the lens. The lens does not mount in this case, and that does cause some anxiety, especially if you are in a hurry.

    Brickbats have been directed towards this lens regarding the focus speed. I agree that it is no speed demon when it comes to focusing, and I would not use it for shooting fast action. The in-lens focus motor is sure and quiet.

    Finally, we come to the very subjective part of the review – bokeh. I have a weakness for lenses that have good bokeh, and my Tamron 90 mm macro (affectionately dubbed the "bokeh macro") is one such example. In this department, the Tamron 70-200 mm positively shines, as noted by many reviewers before me. The photos taken with this lens have a buttery-smooth, watercolor-like delicate rendering of the out-of-focus areas of an image, and this is one of the most endearing qualities of this lens. Shoot a portrait with this lens, and there is almost a three-dimensional quality of the image that pops out at you, with the background reduced to mush. Shoot a flower, and there is a delicacy in the way the image is captured (ditto for my Tamron 90 mm macro, by the way). Compared to this lens, the 180 mm and 200 mm lenses have more neutral bokeh – yes, this lens wins over the primes in the bokeh department. The LD glass renders images with good contrast and saturation

    So then how do we answer the question that is the subject of this review – can a zoom match a prime in terms of image quality? In the case of the Tamron 70-200 mm zoom, the answer is: for most part, yes, and even in the areas where the primes are better, the results from the zoom are not too far behind. For the price, this lens is a steal. Note that any engineering product has design compromises, and kudos to the Tamron engineers for making a lens that offers excellent all-round performance for a price that cannot be beat.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice images....slow focus

    For quite some time I'd wanted to add a fast telephoto zoom to my gear. After doing some research I chose this lens. The only cons I'd read were regarding the slow focus;...Read complete review

    For quite some time I'd wanted to add a fast telephoto zoom to my gear. After doing some research I chose this lens. The only cons I'd read were regarding the slow focus; for me this was not unfounded. Although the sharpness of the lens was very good, especially for a lens at this price level; the slow autofocus was more than I could accept. Most of my shooting is landscape and wildlife which don't always call for fast focus, but when I needed it's much appreciated. For shots without much action and for shooting on a tripod/monopod, I'm sure it would make most photographers happy. I returned the lens and ordered the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8. The Nikon was a bit more expensive, but well worth the difference. [...]

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    4.0

    I wish it had image stabilization

    By Aaron

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

          Nice sense at a reasonable price. I only wish that it wold have image stabilization, but I knew this going into the purchase.

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          5.0

          Awesome Lens! Well worth the money!

          By Aaron Bobeck

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

          First I'll address the issue that everyone is talking about: the slow autofocus. It really isn't that big of an issue unless a subject is coming directly towards you. If you are upgrading from the Nikon 55-200 or even 70-300, the autofocus on this lens will be faster than those. I've used this lens for sports (football at night, basketball) without a problem. When you compare it to the Nikon and Canon versions, the autofocus is a little slow but it's not a big deal. It really isn't that bad.In terms of optical quality, it is about the same as the Nikon and Canon versions. It produces spectacular sharp photos at all focal lengths, all apertures, except it is a tiny bit soft at 200mm at f/2.8 but still produces a usable image. The macro capability can be pretty amazing sometimes, I've used it to photograph insects on flowers out at 200mm. Don't expect it to be anything too amazing but it is an added bonus.The AF/MF lock everyone is talking about doesn't seem to be too big of an issue, but I don't see why Tamron designed it that way. But I'm not going to complain about it because of the price.Yes it is heavy, at 5 pounds, but that's a given with a lens like this. So don't complain.The only other thing that no one is talking about, is that there are 3 dots on the lens, and only one of them is the right one to attach (the one with the line above it) it can take a little getting used to, make sure you attach it correctly so it doesn't fall off :)Definitely well worth it! Go out and buy it! The only reason you wouldn't need

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          5.0

          Great lens

          By JZPHOTO

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

            The focus isn't the fastest but it's tack sharp and because of the macro you can focus super close with amazing magnification. I'd choose sharpness over speed anyday.

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            4.0

            It is a nice lens

            By Lisa

            from Silver Spring, MD

            Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

            I was looking for a lens to take low light photography and dance photography and it actually was pretty good at focusing

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            5.0

            AMAZING for small budget needs!

            By Helen

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy Tripod Collar

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

            I am a student studying photojournalism. At school we can rent the Nikon 70-200s but I don't have that kind of money to spend right now. This is was the PERFECT compromise: A wide enough aperture to make it a good enough substitute, but a lens that doesn't break the bank. Something I thought was pretty cool was the focusing ring clicks forward and backward about a centimeter to switch quickly from AF to manual, if you want.

            The tripod collar is extremely heavy so I just remove it when not needed.

            Overall: I love it. Good for my needs right now.

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            5.0

            Really Great lens

            By Birdi

            from Fort Mill, SC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

            I use this lens mostly for wedding photography. It's got a great sturdy feel. Pictures are crisp and it is fast. Only issue I have is that it is quite heavy. But, that really isn't an issue if you use a tripod.

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            1.0

            Very Disappointed

            By Mel

            from Georgia

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Blurry Focus
              • Heavy
              • Macro Do Not Work
              • Poor in Low Light
              • Slow Focus
              • Weak Casing

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                I purchased this lens in September 2012, I needed a lens for several different events. Sports, animals, and weddings. I am very disappointed with the results. The lens is slow to focus, blurry, and images are not sharp. Just not happy with this lens at all. I did speak with a Tamron representative about the issues I was experiencing and he was no help, nor did he offer any suggestions. I have had my camera looked at to see if it was the camera. Will not be buying Tamron products.

                This review should not reflect negative on B&H! I am always pleased with them.

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                5.0

                Very Professional Lens for Very Reasonab

                By Moondance

                from Fresno, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                Makes me feel like a pro, and hopefully my photos will reflect it.

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                5.0

                the Details are amazing

                By Peter the sailor

                from Sasebo, Japan

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction
                • TACK SHARP
                • Versitile

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                this is not just any 70-200mm, eventhough its meant for Macro photography, i use it as my all around travelers lens, i bit on the heavy side but you get used to it.it takes tack sharp images for portait photography and even when shooting from far distances paired with my Nikon D610, FAST FOCUS, TACK SHARP IMAGES, VERSITILE.

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                4.0

                Great sports lens!

                By Stacey W.

                from SC

                Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                I use this lens primarily to shoot indoor sports like basketball and wrestling. This lens is amazing for low light photography. I have been very pleased. Make sure to pick up a tripod or monopod though. This lens gets heavy when you shoot for long. I picked up an inexpensive Manfrotto monopod for my sports shooting and it has been a lifesaver!

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                4.0

                Love!

                By Cait

                from State College, PA

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Poor in Low Light
                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                I just got this lens and have been using it for indoor sports at my university. I have noticed that it focuses a little slower and that sometimes it has issues focusing on the subject. I would definitely recommend it though as I love the ability to open up to 2.8.

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                4.0

                Good choice

                By Dimitribrandao

                from Salvador, Brazil

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                I'm very satisfied with the product.
                It was chose because of the lower price and inspite its not a nikon its a very good acessory.
                Its just a little bit heavy. Could be lighter.

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                5.0

                Good midrange lense

                By You know

                from Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                I have limited experience with it so far but I am very pleased. Good quality but not super expensive like the Nikons

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                5.0

                Fast glass at a Great Price

                By SkipperMedia

                from Scranton, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Slow Focus
                • Tough To Attach

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                This simply is a great lens at the cost compared to the Nikon lens equivelent. The only issue is I have is I was using a 70-300 Nikon lens and going from 300 to 200 is huge. So I use the 300 in great lighting (daylight) and the Tamron once the suns goes down!
                A little slow on AF but overall GREAT!

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                3.0

                Good lens, but slow AF in low light

                By Alfeu

                from Pernambuco, Brasil

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                  It is a good lens for the price offered. Restrictions would have to indicate the other person. For me it works well, but I noticed difficulty in AF in low lighting. Very slow AF. For activities that require very fast when I say that the focus leaves a bit to be desired. I had problem with the AF fine tuning on my camera. The focus only hit -17. However, it is a good lens.

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                  4.0

                  The Slow and Steady

                  By Joe meets nature

                  from Boulder, Co

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                  I bought this lens to use as a photojournalist. I needed a lens that would allow me the freedom to zoom in to get people's faces in city hall meetings or a big enough lens to cover sporting events. I now use it a lot for nature photography. I am able to get right up close to different animals I see when I am hiking in the mountains.

                  Overall I love the lens. I feel that it has provided the overall freedom I have needed to take the photos I wanted to. It is super easy to zoom and super easy to focus. I also have found that while I first thought it was unbelievably fragile coming out of the box, it turns out that it is a pretty sturdy lens. I have treateed it slightly rough on some of my hikes and assignments and it has never had any trouble. I even had my girlfriend knock it onto the floor and it did not damage at all. Most of my complaints actually shouldn't have surprised me given the nature of a large telephoto lens.

                  I would like to say the only downsides I have found so far are these. If you are using auto focus, you will be surprised by how long it takes to focus. This is truly problematic for when I am shooting a sporting event and it has caused me to think ahead and plan the shots I want quite a bit more than I used to. It is also an incredibly heavy lens. Any lens this large is bound to be heavy but I hope nobody expects it to be a practical size. It is a true hassel to have around your neck or even have in any kind of bag.

                  Overall I would say that this lens has provided everything I could have expected and I really did expect the few problems I have found from the moment I ordered the lens. I think it is a really really good product.

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                  5.0

                  Love this lens!

                  By aramjc

                  from Southern Oregon

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                  This lens has become my favorite for my daughter's softball games. It's super sharp and the focus speed is very fast. At first I was hesitant about buying it, but I am very happy that I decided to go ahead and do it!

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                  5.0

                  Love this lens

                  By none

                  from Pittsburgh PA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                    I bought this as a recommendation from a phtography class instructor. I am extremely happy as a novice photogrpaher on how great the pictures are.

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                    3.0

                    Good lens for the price

                    By Jeanne

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Sharp images

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                      I just got it recently. I wanted an affordable lense for Wedding, travel and portrait photography. So far I've used it for distance shots and portraits. The only thing I dislike is how difficult it is to focus the lens.

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                      5.0

                      Great Lens

                      By RICHPHOTOGRAPHY

                      from Southern Maine

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Sometimes Slow Focusing

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Night Photography
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF Lens for Nikon AF:

                      Absolutely a great lens... I use it to shoot basketball games on a D300. Focusing could be quicker, but really not an issue... I get way more keepers then not!!
                      On the outside, I go snowshoeing and hiking out in the Maine woods, this lens is Flawless and I do not ever take it off my body..it's not very heavy either....
                      Bottom line, I'm very happy and would highly recommend this to anyone thinking about purchasing it.

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                      Hoya -  77mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
                      • You Pay: $48.90
                       
                      Hoya -  77mm Digital Filter Kit II
                      • You Pay: $149.95
                       

                      Filter Holders

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                      XUME -  77mm Lens Adapter and Filter Holder Starter Kit
                      • You Pay: $53.95
                       

                      Hoods & Covers

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                      OP/TECH USA -  Hood Hat, Large
                      • You Pay: $8.25
                       

                      Cases & Wraps

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                      Pearstone -  Onyx 70 Lens Case
                      • You Pay: $13.79
                       

                      Protection/Camouflage

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                      LensCoat -  Lens Cover for the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens (Black)
                      • You Pay: $79.99
                      Usually ships in 3-7 business days i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 3-7 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                       
                      LensCoat -  Lens Cover for the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens (Realtree Max4)
                      • You Pay: $89.99
                      Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                       

                      Lens Mount Caps

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                      Sensei -  77mm Clip-On Lens Cap
                      • You Pay: $3.95
                       

                      Tripod & Support

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                      Oben -  ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
                      • You Pay: $59.95
                       
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