Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Last Updated (23 November’12):

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a high-speed standard to telephoto zoom lens with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. It has 70 – 200 mm of focal length with lens construction consists of 23 elements in 17 groups and angle of view from 34° – 12°. This lens also offer minimum focus distance up to 51.2″ (1.30 m) with 1:8 of maximum reproduction ratio and filter size of 77 mm. The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD measures (Diameter x Length) Approx. 3.38 x 7.41″ (85.8 x 188.3 mm) and weight 51.85 oz (1470 g).

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Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Features

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is designed for full-size SLR and DSLR cameras which able to produce superior image quality by combining advanced Vibration Compensation (image stabilization) and an Ultrasonic Silent Drive Motor for quiet, smooth and precise autofocus. While the new optical design of this lens delivers excellent contrast and resolution, thanks to the zoom range and one Extra-low Dispersion element with four Low Dispersion elements which effectively minimize chromatic aberrations.


In addition, the lens also able to create an expressive background blurring by utilizing a circular diaphragm that retains its round shape even when taken down two stops from f/2.8. Not only does it, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD offers a compact build with large focus and zoom rings and a moisture resistant construction, equipped with a removable tripod collar and a petal-type lens hood.

The Lens Features:

+ VC (Vibration Compensation) is an image stabilization mechanism which reduces the effects of camera shake to deliver sharp images in low light and at slower shutter speeds.

+ USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) Motor for fast and smooth auto-focus drive.

+ LD and XLD Optics reduce chromatic aberration producing sharp contrast and better resolution.

+ Multi-layer Coating technology to improve lens performance by reducing flare and ghosting for crisper, clearer images.

+ Moisture Resistant to prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

+ Tripod Collar and Lens Hood

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Comment by Flax Subscribed to comments via email
2012-12-12 12:04:34

The examples of using VC should not be of (moving) people and should be watched at full size.

VC for moving objects (people are always moving even if tey try not) is quit useless.

The only thing that works here is using short shutterspeeds.

Forget VC for people photography!


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