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

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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
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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
Environmental
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 71 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (51)
    • Nice bokeh (39)
    • Strong construction (38)
    • Consistent output (32)
    • Durable (32)

    Cons

    • Heavy (31)

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (43)
    • Low light (36)
    • Wildlife photos (35)
    • Weddings (25)
    • Landscape/scenery (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (59), Yes (3)

    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.

    VS

    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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    (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great lens - obvious design flaw

    By Daoist58

    from Silver Spring, MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

      Great images with this lens - using it with the D7100, and really appreciate the quickness, clarity and speed of the lens. Relatively quiet as well. Overall, those aspects are most important to me.

      Drawback #1 is that it is heavy, as are most lenses similar to this (I assume!), but it is something to keep in mind when deciding to buy, especially if you are doing so online.

      And now onto the obvious design flaw: with the lens hood in the stored position, you have no access to the zoom ring.??? Your only 2 workarounds would seem to be a) always have the lens hood in place, or b) leave the hood in the camera bag. But there are times when I would like the option of leaving the hood in the stored position, but this one is so large, it covers the zoom ring.

      All in all, this is not a really big deal. On the other hand, this seems like such an obvious thing, it made me wonder if anyone at Tamron actually took this out and used it before they produced it this way.

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      5.0

      Tamron lens

      By Ciara

      from Michigan

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

      This lens was the perfect addition to my collection, it is sharp and adds a nice touch of bokeh to my photos.

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      5.0

      WOW!

      By RON

      from BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        The 70-200 2.8 has put me in the ballgame...literally, what a awesome lens
        Fast, shape glass. Im in love with this
        I even love the weight of it!

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        5.0

        Excellent Lens

        By REParker

        from Teaneck NJ

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        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:

        Auto Focus and image quality comparable to Nikon 70-200 mm lens.Excellent build quality; Best option for the price range; Nikon 70 - 200 approx. $

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Beast of a Lens

        By Whataguy

        from Arkansas

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        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:

        I am an enthusiast. I went back and forth between this and the Nikon 70-200, and finally based on the reviews on this site and several Youtube reviews, I went with the Tamron. The lens appears well made. The autofocus is fast, and the lens appears to be tack sharp with the relatively small number of photos I have taken with it so far on my Nikon D600. It is heavy, but that is not really a big deal if you are not trying to carry it around all day. I took some photos of my grandson this evening in low light, and was impressed with the quality of the results. I am glad I got this one and saved the $ over the Nikon. I would buy again. I shoot several events at my church each year, and this lens should really improve my results.

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        5.0

        Oh Yeah!

        By Randyman712

        from Long Beach, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          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:

          Very impressed with this lens. Maybe not as good as the Nikon equivalent, but a ton cheaper. Quiet, quick focus.

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          4.0

          Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC Lens for Nikon

          By CDRROSS

          from Carroll County, Maryland USA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            After owning the Nikon 80-200 2.8D (2-Ring version) for a few years, I thought that there is room for improvement. The autofocus was a bit slow because of the screw drive and this lens was a bit prone to CA not having the latest and greatest glass technology applied. I also found it a bit soft wide open.So after a lot of research, I decided on this Tamron.Pluses and Minuses compared to Nikon (80 - 200)on a Nikon D7100:+ Cost: $ cheaper than Nikon+ Image Quality - this has great IQ even wide open at 2.8 with wonderful bokeh+ Low CA+ Faster autofocus+ Better low-light acquisition+ Removable tripod collar. The 80-200 doesn't+ 10mm gain on the low end- Does not autofocus with Teleconverters (I have a Kenko) and due to design I believe it will not fit with Nikon. This is the biggest reason for a 1 star subtraction in my rating.- Doesn't come with a cloth pouch/bagWeight: This is a bit heavier than the the 80 - 200 but that is because it contains a fast autofocus motor and it is a 70-200 2.8 robustly built lens. The weight is to be expectected. Folks considering this type of lens with the build quality should not complain about the weight of this lens. If weight is a problem, consider an f/4 lens - not a 2.8.Bottom line: I really like this lens and I already see and feel it will help improve the IQ of my photos. I can revert back to my days of film when using a TC (which is rare) and focus manually as the camera will still tell me the metadata and when the lens is in focus with the TC.

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            5.0

            Amazing results

            By DJ

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

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

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

            The lens is pretty impressive. Performs very well in low light situations and auto-focus is very accurate. I haven't had any missed shots yet with this lens. It feels just a little bit softer at 200mm when wide open. Other than that, it is every penny worth it.

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            5.0

            Incredible Lens

            By Rick

            from Missouri

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            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 spent a lot of time thinking about getting this lens. I compared it to the Nikon 70-200 VR II f/2.8. The Nikon was more expensive. I read a number of reviews on the Tamron. The DXOMark site is a good one to visit for those that might be interested. I've always purchased Nikon lenses. Just before buying this lens, I bought the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 from B & H. I found that lens to be incredible also. So with that being evident, I decided to purchase the Tamron. 70-200. After receiving the lens from B&H, I just started taking all sorts of random pictures more or less to see what the potential was for the lens. I must say that the photos I've taken so far are some of the clearest, sharpest photos I've ever taken. I have nothing negative to say about the Nikon as I'm certain I would also have been very happy with it also. Here are my pros for this lens. 1. It is a fast lens and good for low light as well as portrait and landscapes.2. The bokeh effect is very good.3. Auto focusing is very fast, accurate and sharp. Also very quiet.4. I like the 6 year warranty. That is a plus.5. The lens is built very good. Strong, solid and durable looking.The only con I have for this lens is the weight. But I knew this when I purchased it. It hasn't affected me in any way. I expect a well built, quality engineered lens to be built well and this one is.

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            5.0

            tamron lens ...

            By katbandit...

            from new york

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Sharp images
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

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

              i originally was going to purchase the brand name in this range lens..however after testing the results on this tamron it was amazing to find that the quality was equal in performance to the brand which would have been 1000 dollars more ...i am totally satisfied with this lens ..been using it ever since it was delivered ..b and h sent out the order promptly and packaged well..very happy.

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              5.0

              Excellent lens. Great buy.

              By Juggernaut

              from New Jersey

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Night Photography

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

                Very sharp lens.
                VRII is amazingly stable.
                Very nice Bokeh.
                Excellent low light images without flash.
                70-200 f/2.8 is what the pro's use at my daughter's dance competition - now I have the lens they use!

                It has lots of glass so it is going to be heavy - it is not a "con", that is just the way the good lenses are - they are all heavy.

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                5.0

                Fantastic Lens

                By Al

                from Anoka, MN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

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

                I have been using this lens for shooting actions shots at night HS football games with excellent results. I use a Nikon D7000 and the auto focus has been responsive to my needs. Although heftier than some of my other lens, I use it with a monopod attached to the lens' mount which balances nicely.

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                4.0

                So far so good

                By dsramesh

                from Los Altos, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  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:

                  Read the reviews and DXO mark and purchased this for my Nikon D610 and so far so good. What I like about his is the internal zoom which means the lens does not extend out. The focusing is fast and good. Had couple of blurred shots when taken from moving vehicle on the wonderful California coast while driving from Pismo Beach to Monterey and probably the shake was too much due to road.

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                  5.0

                  Superb portrait and sports lens.

                  By Photometry

                  from New Haven, IN

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  In comparison......I have owned a 55-300mm Nikkor lens for a couple years now. While it does a decent job during daylight hours, the Tamron 70-200mm blows the Nikkor lens away when it comes to nighttime or low light photos. The VC on this Tamron locks in quick and helps reduce camera shake with precision. Although, it does have some weight to it. But you have to come to expect that with f/2.8 lenses of this caliber. I searched and looked at reviews for months before buying this lens. I can't wait to use it during high school football season.

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                  5.0

                  Sin competencia

                  By Manuel Villa

                  from Chilpancingo, Gro. MEX.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Price

                  Cons

                  • Little heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Fashion
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  Weddings
                  Fashion

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very Happy

                  By JC Wildlife Photos

                  from Mentor Ohio

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                    Verified Buyer

                    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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