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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD SP Review.

Nikon D40 Lens Compatibility
Nikon D40 with Tamron 70-200mm G1.

The Tamron 70-200 ƒ/2.8 Di VC USD SP telephoto zoom lens was announced in September 2012, the lens is available for Nikon, Canon and Sony lens mounts. (for this review Nikon mounts)

The lens features a constant ƒ/2.8 aperture across all focal lengths and is designed to for both (APS-C) DX and full-frame FX, on DX frame camera bodies the lens will have an equivalent field of view of 105 – 300mm on Nikon and Sony cameras.

This lens is a very reliable workhorse and very sharp.

The weight.

I have own this lens for six years now when I’m writing this, and I remember the first time I got this lens, I used to go out every day to take pictures, but slowly by slowly I stopped taking this lens out for my daily walk around the town because it so freaking heavy.

Nowadays I just use this lens when I’m doing professional work, so for me, this lens is a workhorse, this is a must-have lens for professional work, I don’t think so much about the weight when I have a photo-shoot, then it’s all about good quality pictures.

The Tamron 70-200 ƒ/2.8 Di VC USD SP telephoto zoom lens comes with a good lens hood.

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)

The VC on Tamron lenses is very good, I have also Tamron 150-600mm and the VC is also very good on that lens.

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)

Technical Specifications.

Lens Construction – Groups/Elements 17/23
An angle of View – Diagonal 34°21′-12°21′ with full-size SLR cameras / 22°33′-7°59′ with APS-C sized sensor digital SLR cameras
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture F/32
Minimum focus distance 1.3m – 51.2 in
Macro magnification ratio 1: 8 at f=200mm: MFD 1.3m
Filter Diameter ø77
Weight 1470g – 51.9 oz
Diameter φ85.8mm
Entire length 196.7mm – 7.7 in
The No. of diaphragm blades in the 70-200mm VC lens is 9 and all rounded, that means for example,

Starburst in long exposure photography is gonna be 18 stars,

all rounded means The 70-200mm VC lens have almost circular bokeh effects on all apertures.
Flower-shaped lens hood
Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony A
Including detachable tripod mount.

Advantages of the Tamron 70-200 ƒ/2.8 Di VC USD SP lens in my opinion

This lens is a very versatile – professional and reliable workhorse with good sharpness and great bokeh effects.

Of all the lenses that I have, I use this lens 70% of all professional photo shoot that I do,

Outdoor/indoor concerts – Parties – Wedding – Birthdays – Studio indoor/outdoor portraits – Landscape – long exposure photography.

Bokeh test and Sharpness.

Sharpness and Bokeh effect
In the Photographic world, all lenses used properly have sharpness.
Sharpness in lens performance is usually overrated and you need to find your own way and see what lens is good for you.

This photo here down below is a very boring photo that shows sharpness and 3d looking separation from the background.

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)

I use this lens for cars – portrait – wedding and event photography.

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP DI USD (Nikon)

This lens is a very reliable workhorse and very sharp.

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD SP Review