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TamronSP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di USD Zoom Lens for Sony
 
5.0

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5.0

Great purchase, happy buyer!

By Jeff D.

from South San Francisco, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I recently switched systems from Canon to Sony and was looking for a great 70-200mm f/2.8 lens to replace the one I had with Canon (which by the way, is one of the sharpest and best lenses in Canon's line-up). After doing research for months, I finally pulled the trigger on the Tamron version for Sony and I wasn't disappointed at all! First off, the images are sharp wide open at f/2.8!! This is really important to me since as a wedding photographer, I need a fast lens especially in low-light. It also produces great images with eye pleasing contrast and nice bokeh. The build on the lens is very solid and it has a high quality feel. I use this on my a99 with a battery grip and it actually feels lighter
    than the Canon version, which over a 10-12 hour wedding day, is a lifesaver. If you're coming from Nikon or Canon to Sony and wondering why this lens doesn't have a "VR" or "IS" similar feature, please remember that Sony bodies have built in image-stabilization. The only critique I have about this lens is that the zoom ring is near the front lens element and the focus ring is closer to the camera body; coming from Canon this took a little getting used to but after awhile, it's not a big deal. I would highly recommend this lens to any Sony user looking for a 70-200mm.

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    5.0

    Great glass with one draw back

    By SafetyRick

    from Eastern Washington

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I've only had the lens a few weeks, but it has performed very well compared to those taken in the same location with a kit lens.
      The only draw back is having to depress the shutter button half-way for a moment before the auto-focus kicks in (a battery drain). I lost a few shots before I realized I needed to change my methods. It may make it tougher as I now have to anticipate the shot, but thank heavens my Sony SLT A65 shoots at 12 frames per second. So now I carry an extra battery or two and use hi speed shooting mode more than I had in the past to compensate.

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      5.0

      A must have for indoor sports

      By Carl M

      from Rockford, IL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Sports/Action

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

        I bought this lens to go with my SLT-A65 to take pictures of kids at tumbling and trampoline competitions. Most of the venues are not well lit, so you really need a lens like this to get good action shots. Even though I'm a novice, I've been able to get some great shots since I got the Tamron.

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