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

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Offer ends: JUL 31 '14
Price after rebate: $1,399.00
Product Highlights
  • 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Motor
  • Advanced Vibration Compensation
  • Extra Low Dispersion Element
  • Moisture Resistant Construction
  • Compact Design

The Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon is a high-speed standard to telephoto zoom lens with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. Designed for full-size SLR and DSLR cameras, it offers superior image quality accentuated by advanced Vibration Compensation (image stabilization) and an Ultrasonic Silent Drive Motor for quiet, smooth and precise autofocus.

A new optical design for this popular focal length zoom delivers high contrast and high resolution throughout the zoom range and one Extra-low Dispersion element with four Low Dispersion elements minimize chromatic aberrations. A circular diaphragm that retains its round shape even when taken down two stops from f/2.8 offers expressive background blurring.

A compact build with large focus and zoom rings and a moisture resistant construction, this lens comes with a removable tripod collar and a petal-type lens hood.

Vibration Compensation
VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary image stabilization mechanism which reduces the effects of camera shake to deliver sharp images in low light and at slower shutter speeds. It is a newly developed three coil system that employs a lighter moving coil mechanism which contributes to its improved performance and overall compact design.
Ultrasonic Motor
USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) Motor is the power for a fast and quiet autofocus drive that works in harmony with continuous manual focus mechanism.
XLD and LD Optics
One special XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) and four LD (Low Dispersion) elements minimize chromatic aberrations.
Multi-layer Coating
Tamron's advanced multi-layer coating technology dramatically improves lens performance by reducing flare and ghosting for crisper, clearer images.
Moisture Resistant
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
Compact Design
Improvements in the lens' Vibration Compensation system and a new overall design keep this 70-200mm lens slightly smaller than others in its class. Diameter is 3.37"(85.8mm) and length is 7.4" (188 mm).
Tripod Collar and Lens Hood
A rotatable, removable tripod collar comes with this lens and allows for stable, balanced tripod mounting, and a matched petal-type lens hood is also included.
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 51.2" (1.30 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
Elements/Groups 23/17
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.38 x 7.41" (85.8 x 188.3 mm)
Weight 51.85 oz (1470 g)
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Tripod Collar
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    TamronSP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon
     
    4.7

    (based on 56 reviews)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (38)
    • Strong construction (29)
    • Nice bokeh (28)
    • Consistent output (24)
    • Durable (24)

    Cons

    • Heavy (24)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (33)
    • Low light (27)
    • Wildlife photos (25)
    • Weddings (17)
    • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (22), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (8)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Do your research, this lens rocks.

    I researched Sigma, Tamron and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses until I was blue in the face. I read everything. Specific review, review comparisons, everywhere on the internet. The only...Read complete review

    I researched Sigma, Tamron and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses until I was blue in the face. I read everything. Specific review, review comparisons, everywhere on the internet. The only conclusion that I could make is that I didn't want to spend the extra $900-$1000 for the Nikon version.

    In the reviews it was conclusive that the Nikon was top dog, but only a winner by a nose. I know some Nikon purist will snub the idea of owning a third party lens, and in all fairness, I did not have the Nikon to test. So I didn't see first hand if the extra $$$ was actually worth it. So maybe it is, worth it.

    However, I did have both the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM and the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD for over a week on my Nikon D7000 and took on average around 1000 photos with each. I shot mainly high school football during the day and under the lights well after dark on each lens.

    I'll cut the chase. Here were the decision factors to go with the Tamron:
    1) zoom on tamron was in the same direction of all of my other nikon lenses. I found myself going the wrong was in critical times out of habit.
    2) Tamron warrantee 6yrs vs 3yrs from Sigma
    3) Tamron was noticeably faster AND quieter focusing
    3) Tamron had slightly sharper (and I calibrated each. Tamron dead on, Sigma was -5)
    4) Tamron much better low light focusing.

    Here are the things that the Sigma had that I wish the Tamron did:
    1) better tripod collar, locking mechanism and smoother transition from landscape to portrait.
    2) Came with nice soft case.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Image quality but still lacking

    First and foremost I cannot say enough about the services from B&H. Hands down the best service.

    Unboxing the lens: (nicely packaged) After holding I noticed I actually...Read complete review

    First and foremost I cannot say enough about the services from B&H. Hands down the best service.

    Unboxing the lens: (nicely packaged) After holding I noticed I actually think the finish and feel of the lens is better then the Nikon vr2 ( I own it). The rubber gripping on the zoom/focus ring has a nice feel. The lens has a solid smooth feel. I think the lens is actually a bit smaller in dimension's and weight compared to the competitor's.
    I mounted the lens to my d800 and I noticed the tripod foot is a little close to the camera body. Its actually annoying but not a deal breaker. I removed the foot then snapped a few shots. It was cloudy out and I was shooting some birds, flowers, people and random objects at different lengths. Optically this lens is better the the Nikon. How much better? Marginally better. The auto focus was smoother in the way it focused on a far object to a close. It didn't jump around it all. Sometimes my Nikon does bounce a little before it locks (not much). As far as AF speed it was very quick. Faster then the Nikon in real world use. The VC/VR was nice I didn't see any issues like I read about it warming up before it works. I noticed abot 2-3 stops with it vs hand holding it. This was all outside at about 430 in the afternoon on a partially cloudy day. I wanted to see how it preformed in dim light so I went indoors. This is where I noticed some issues. It hunted
    pretty bad. the lens really struggled in locking focus in a timely manner. I don't think I would be comfortable shooting a wedding with this if I relied solely on auto-focus. I shoot with mostly Zeiss primes so it still wasn't a deal breaker for me. I decided to try manual focusing. When I grabbed the focus ring it was very easy to focus with one finger. Almost to easy, I have a concern of the focus ring having problems down the road. If you have ever used the new Nikon 28mm 1.8G it reminds me alot of that ring. Loose. It makes it easy to quickly manual focus but I have a real concern of some issues within a year of regular use.
    I then put it away and debated on returning it. I waited two days to take the lens to a indoor volleyball game (I regularly shoot this sport so I needed to be put through the ringer) The lens tanked. The auto Focus wouldn't lock on anything. The easy manual focus was great and had it been stiff I would have been up a creek without a paddle. I still question the build of it but its ease made it usable.
    The fallowing day I used the lens at a wedding (indoor) the same thing I couldn't lock focus with it at all. To be fair my 24-70/70-200 Nikon wouldn't lock either. It did great outdoors even in cloudy weather.

    I wouldn't trust this lens for any low light photography that you need auto focus. It just wont cut it. Optically I have zero complaints, I actually would agree that it is better the Nikon. dXomark gave it 3 points higher then the Nikon. I was really hoping to use this lens as a replacement but I decided to return it due to the lacking AF in low light. Outside the Tamron's AF was speedy. So If you don't shoot sports or weddings indoors I would suggest this lens over the Nikon.

    I hope this was some help.

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    5.0

    Very Happy

    By JC Wildlife Photos

    from Mentor Ohio

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

    I am a ameture wildlife photographer and use this lens to that end. It focus fast and works well in low light, sunrising and setting. Weight gets to me at times but I can live with that for it does just what I wanted it to do.

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By Greg

    from NY

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action

    Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

    This was recommended to me by a few photographers over the sigma and less than the Nikon lense. I had the camera for a few days then went down to NYC to take some action shots of my kids in the playground and at the central park zoo.

    Shots came out great with the Nikon D7100.

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    5.0

    Everything I Expected!

    By MickC

    from Stow, MA

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

    After much deliberation, I bought this lens after my Nikon 70-300 VR failed. I primarily used these zooms for sports (softball these days). I was happy with the Nikon, but decided to go for a more substantial lens. I was a little worried about the reach of the lens, but it has been fine. While the quality of my pictures has been very good, I do notice that the lens is not super quick to focus, both on my D7000 and my old D2Hs. If you haven't used a lens like this, it is BIG and HEAVY! Online pictures and words don't do it justice. I can't say how this compares to the Nikon 70-200/2.8, but I am perfectly happy with this lens.

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    4.0

    Very Sharp and fast lens

    By TGallup

    from Bel Air, MD

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

      Bought this lens primarily for shooting my daughter's swimming and other sporting activities. The lens is very fast to focus and was very sharp on the end results. Very pleased with this purchase for my skill level and function.

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      5.0

      In Love with this lens

      By unitard311

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

      I use this to shoot portraits and concerts. I've been into photography for about 4 years now and this is the missing piece to my lens collection. I am more than please with this lens. I have other Tamron lenses( 17-50 mm 2.8) and this 70-200 has not let me down. It's fast, quiet, sharp, affordable, and given me great results thus far. Highly recommended for those who aren't able to spend the money on the Nikon counterpart. It is heavy, but that doesn't bother me at all.

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      5.0

      Buy it

      By Paul 7 of 8

      from Near Chicago, IL USA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

        I'm not a pro, just a serious amateur. I'm using the Tamron 24-70 with a Nikon D800. For years I had been shooting with a D700 with Nikon's 24-120 f/4. I had upgraded to the D800, but really was never very happy with the 24-120. I replaced the Nikon 24-120 with Tamron's 24-70 and 70-200. I couldn't be happier. This review will sound a great deal like my review of the Tamron 24-70 -- I purchased them at the same time.

        The Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 was out of reach for me (financially) and I seriously considered the Nikon 70-200 f/4, but, in the end, opted for the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 and am quite glad that I did.

        Just like the Tamron 24-70, I find that the focus of the Tamron 70-200 to quick and accurate. Images are sharp -- in fact, the quality of the photos of the Tamron 70-200 is so much better than my Nikon 24-120 that, in hind sight, I'm thinking there was a problem (e.g. front- or back-focus issue) with the Nikon 24-120. Putting the Tamron 70-200 on my D800 brought out the sharpness that I felt should have been there all along, but had no basis for comparison.

        I didn't care for the tight-fitting lens hood on the Tamron 24-70, but there is no such issue with their 70-200. I also quite satisfied with the collar and foot and find the build quality to be excellent.

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        5.0

        Satisfied!

        By Charlie Callas

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

            Like a lot of other people, I researched this lens until I was blue in the face. Probably saw every review on youtube...And then some! In the end, I'm glad I went with Tamron as opposed to Canon. And yes, I did rent the Canon version.
            The Tamron 70-200 VC has great focus and great color along with beautiful dof and beautiful bokeh. I'm all about street portraits and this is my absolute go-to lens. The only thing that Canon has on it...Is a bigger price tag!

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            5.0

            Just what I've been waiting for.

            By oldfolkie

            from Northern Illinois

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

            Yeah, it's pricy, and it took almost 2 years for me to save enough to get it. But,,,, a lot less than Nikon's model and just the lens I've been waiting for. I do concerts by 3d tier performers and a lot of venues are about 2 bulbs short of a good shot. So, this baby's a big help in getting a good picture and is gonna be on my camera an awful lot this season.

            Heavy? Sorta, but I'm tough. I can take it.

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            5.0

            Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8

            By JESS

            from ILLINOIS

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

              I agonozied over the purchase of this lense for weeks, hesitant to buy anything other than Nikon. Ultimately, I am very impressed with this Tamron version and I saved a bunch of money!
              The Nikon f/4 didn't impress me. This however, I am very happy with!!

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              4.0

              Impressive performance and well built!

              By Rodrigo

              from Holly Springs, NC

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • A Bit Noisy Autofocus

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

              Very impressed by the performance of this product, it is razor sharp and autofocus fairly fast.

              The only reason I don't give it a 5 star is because even though it's Ultrasonic, I did notice a bit of noise and tiny bit of hunting with moving objects.

              Extremely happy with my purchase!

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              5.0

              must have

              By Chrissi

              from South Carolina

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              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

              I just love this lens. its a must have in every photo backpack.
              great for portraits and also landscape. low lights aren't a problem anymore either. fast zoom.

              cons: it's kinda heavy though.

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              5.0

              sharp at 200mm f2.8

              By wayne light

              from burleson, tx

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                i'm a new photographer shooting sports and portraits. I was upgrading from my sigma 50-150 f2.8 hsm II and needed a SHARP lens. I was prepared to buy the nikon VR II but I saw that B&H had a return policy so I took the risk(or lack there of) and bought this lens. Im so glad I did. I'm a mechanic during the day and the lens came while I was at work, I took it out of the box, put it on my D3200 and took ONE picture(headshot) at 200mm f2.8 focused on the eyes and I couldn't believe how sharp it was. I've been using it for a few weeks shooting softball and doing senior portraits. The focus is fast and the VC works extremely well. Maybe the nikon is faster or slightly sharper, But doing 100% crops I couldn't tell. Its expensive but all pro glass is. If photography is a second income or hobby, buy Tamron and save the 1k bucks. It is build well, not like a tank but it is weather sealed and heavy. As a mechanic I use Snap on Tools. Craftsman will get the job done but as a Professional I use the best. Tamron defiantly gets the job done for a weekend warrior, b/c sharp is sharp, and durability isn't as important at image quality at this level.

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                5.0

                Amazing Lens with Amazing Price

                By Jerr the Nature Nut

                from Larkspur, Colorado

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                  I wanted a high IQ, fast zoom lens to go with my main wildlife lens - which will be the new Tamron 150-600mm. Whenever a very long focal length is not needed, I intend to use the Tamron 70-200 because I believe it will produce crisper images. I read all the reviews on this lens and was particularly impressed that dxomark rated it higher than the Nikon version, which costs about $[$]more.I have used the lens for the last ten days and am particularly impressed with its consistent and fast autofocus system and the excellent quality of the images it produces. I use this lens on my Nikon D800, and the combination could not be better!

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                  4.0

                  Solid well built fast

                  By MH Photo

                  from Baltimore MD

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                    perfect for portraits, sports, events etc.
                    I think it is well built and sharp fast focus got lots of good reviews. Can't beat the price compared to Nikon's lens.

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                    4.0

                    Seems to be a very good lens

                    By DCBoomer

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Case not included
                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                    I'm not sure I can review this as thoroughly as it deserves because no matter what lens I use I can't seem to get a really sharp shot out of my recently purchased D7100. That said, without qualification, by far the best shots I've managed to get have been with this lens. It's also a beautiful 'machine' build-wise and operationally. It's solid, the focus and zoom rings both have a great feel, and when the zoom ring says you're shooting at 200mm, that's what it says in Capture. Other lenses can read quite a bit off of their advertised max focal length. Despite the camera issues, the lens appears to produce little or no extra softness at the edges even wide open and no noticeable abberation. And I shoot a lot outdoors where tree limbs against a bright sky can often be heavily fringed. Autofocus doesn't hunt around as much as some other lenses I have, and is quiet. Manual focusing is fast and appears quite accurate. Another good thing is this is an FX format lens, so if I end up going that route (and I will if the D7100 problems aren't resolved), I'll already have one great lens. I have only three gripes. One, this lens is very heavy. Carrying it around in a pack all day is no fun. Two, bokeh isn't as nice as I'd hoped - seems 'nervous' to me (but that can be a personal thing). And, three, at the price they want for it, it really should come with at least a basic case. Other than those few things, I'm very happy with this lens. Hoping to try it with another body soon.

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                    4.0

                    Extremely happy with this lens

                    By echotech

                    from new jersey

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                    The only reason that i gave it 4 stars is that it is a little heavier than I would have liked it to be

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Lens Value

                    By April

                    from Panama City Beach Florida

                    Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                    I am loving this lens- the bokeh is amazing and the internal focusing is really quiet. I bought this lens as I did not want to spend the extra $ on the Nikon version and I'm happy with my budget-minded decision. Plus there is a six year warranty on this lens which is pretty awesome!

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                    5.0

                    Best Value

                    By Carl

                    from Tucson, AZ

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                      I've used all 4 versions of the Canon 70-200mm, and at the end of the day this is what I spent my money on. It's sharp, fast to focus, and feels super solid in the hand. VC works fantastic, too. Never once has it made me wish I had the Canon version (except maybe when I first got it and was having to get use to the rotation direction of the zoom barrel). I did have to adjust Microfocus a touch, but I have to that will my Canon glass too. Kudos to Tamron on this one. Attached pics are wide open at 200mm (where it's supposedly weakest).

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                      2.0

                      Does not work with any Tele-converter

                      By George G. Bear

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Does Not Work With Any Te

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                      Bought this lens great by its self but it will not work with any tele-converter!!!! Not even Tamron per their web site and e-mails. Sigma's 70-200mm works with their tele-converters but image quality is not much better than the 120-400mm sigma. Here is the answer buy a Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 Sports lens it rocks with both of Sigma's tele-converters. This is a very heavy lens but I love the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 Sports lens. My D7100 with the 2X tele-converter weights in at 11.5lbs with batter grip.

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                      5.0

                      Wow! This lens is sharp!

                      By Jewell

                      from Louisville, KY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Great in Low Light
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Very Sharp

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Portrait
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Nikon:

                      Just purchased and received this lens from B&H(B&H is awesome BTW).I purchased Tamron's 24-70 VC last year and wanted to get the 70-200 VC to go along with it. I went outside and snapped a couple quick shots of my dog to try it out. I was awestruck at how sharp this bad boy is. You can literally make out some of the individual hairs from her coat. The background was very nice and creamy as well. I've never shot with the Nikon/Canon 70-200 2.8 lenses, but just cannot image how it could be much better, especially for the price difference. If your looking for a 70-200 2.8 lens then I can certainly recommend this Tamron beauty.

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