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Tamron - SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR - black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    as advertised

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    apf928
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    I’ve been contemplating the 70-200 for quite some time. Constantly comparing the Nikon vs. tamron. I recently had chance to use the Nikon when a friend rented for a trip to Yellowstone. It was super impressive, with all the positives that have been reviewed to death. However, I just couldn’t justify double the $$$. Took a chance that the tamron would be as impressive, and the answer is ABSOLUTELY. It took a little adjustment to get a feel for the location of zoom and focus rings (reversed compared to Nikon), but now it’s all good. Overall, absolutely no regrets. It has me seriously thinking about other non-Nikon lenses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great telephoto lens

    Posted
    Josh
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    I’ve compared this to the Nikon 70-200 & the canon and no have no qualms with the slight lens breathing. The images are crisp and clean. Lens build is sturdy and I have had no trouble with chromatic aberrations. I highly recommend this lens. I recommend you purchase from B&H photo because you will get the tap in console to do micro adjustments if your camera doesn’t allow it! I’m going to buy the 24-70mm g2 lens as well because I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. I just need to rent it and compare with the competitors and I’ll be sure to let you guys know!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

    Posted
    Kaye
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    Initially I was going to purchase the Nikon 70-200 2.8 but, had the chance to test this lens out first. The Tamron is just as sharp as the Nikon, has quick focus and great color. The only differences I've noticed are slight breathing at 200mm and the whites are a bit different. The whites of the Nikon are ever so slightly brighter but, Lightroom can adjust that color difference. I actually like the whites on this lens better. Save your money those differences aren't worth paying an extra 1.5K for. Tamron hit it out of the park with the lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Extremely heavy

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    jimmy
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    I could not believe how heavy this lens is. Cannot imagine carry this lens for more than 1 hour. There is little forgiveness for photos that are taken slightly unstable even with the VC on. This, in my opinion is a tripod only lens. Returned and got hit with a 15% restocking fee!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Lens. Worth the purchase!

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    Raskka08
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    Got this lens from Best Buy in April 2017 and I'm very impressed with this lens! I use this lens for a lot of low light, landscape photography and some portraits and it gets the job done! I travel a lot with it and the frame is solid. Love how the lens collar already has the tripod mount I use already installed. Super sharp lens! Totally worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Five stars quality lens (must have)

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    Nilay
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    I like this lens very much. Build quality of the product super. Image quality is great. I definitely recommend to my friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it, better than previous model!

    Posted
    Derrick
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    Coming from the previous version of this lens, and I'm not disappointed at all. It's sharper, and has a better feel to it as well. Although the site never shows it as being in stock, I received it within a week after order.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lense, Great Value

    Posted
    darymini
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    Did a lot of research on this lens for use on my Nikon D-750. So far the lens has lived up to the hype. A bit heavy, but manageable. Fast focus, sharp images.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My dream lens!

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    Okimam
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    I have looked for 70-200mm lens for a long time. Nikon one is not affordable for me, so tried out Tamron- THIS IS GREAT! Highly recommended lens!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very sharp and silent

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    SivaK
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    This is very good lens for the price (comparing it to the Canon and Nikon). Pictures are sharp and the lens AF works really well. Definitely recommend this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Posted
    Louann
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    Great lens. Perfect for portraits to sports. Auto focus is spot on. The VR is a lot better then the first model Tamron made in this focal length.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good lens

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    Abraham
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    Excellent build quality,it feels very premium when in hand,amazing design,the only thing I don’t like is the weight,is heavy,IQ is very good ,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens for every thing low light

    Posted
    richie
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    this is a great lens wanted the nikon too much money bought the tamron very happy with the performance did several weddings and photos

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than the previous

    Posted
    Lissa
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    I owned the first edition of this lens and loved it but this one is even faster and sharper. Absolutely would recommend upgrading

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sports photography lens

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    LKMOMO
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    Fast lens. Sharp and bright photos even for night games in poor high school field lighting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 70-200mm lens

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    Antonio
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    Lens is fast and crisp. So glad they aren’t just trying to take advantage of the market and charge the same for a used car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

    Posted
    Elle05
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    This lens is a great alternative to the Nikon 70-200. Pictures come out sharp and works well in lowlight situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens!

    Posted
    Tucker
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    Love this lens, a little heavy but it's totally worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!!!

    Posted
    Antonio
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    This took my photography to a completely different level

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Sooraj
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    Loved this piece! It's awesome! Serves my purpose!

    I would recommend this to a friend