TAMRON SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Review


Everyone that has been within earshot of me for the last three months know by now that I’m the proud owner of one of these lenses. I paired it with a Nikon D7200 last December and it has been there about 90 percent of the time.  The addition of the lens to the camera has made it a bit heavy; it does not help that my camera also has a battery grip always attached to it, but the photos with this lens are amazing and the ease of use makes it a perfect fit for me. I like that I have the ability to create great bokeh and its response in a dark room makes it a perfect fit for my style of photography (Great photos with no fuss no muss).  I’m not one to carry half of my studio with me when I’m on the road, (even though people that has picked up my backpack might disagree) but this lens gives me a great range without the need to carry many lenses. This lens is sharp, fast and quiet.  When attached to the camera it gives the whole rig a menacing look.


The Technical Aspects of the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens:


  • Telephoto zoom lens that has a maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • It also offers an excellent “close-focusing-distance” minimum of just over 3’, with a maximum macro magnification ratio of 1:3.1 at f=200mm.
  • The tripod mount (included), detachable in one touch, is made of magnesium alloy that reconcile lightweight and high rigidity, resulting in enhanced balance in hand-held shooting.


My opinion:

My overall impression is great image quality and good performance at a moderate price.