Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro


Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro


Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2008.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
The lens has macro-properties but is unable to reproduce things in their real size (otherwise called '1:1'). You should therefor consider taking the term 'macro' with a pinch of salt and if the macro-possibilities you are looking for you should perhaps look at other options.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 70-200 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
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Read more about focal length and your field of view
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 70 mm or at 200 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HA001".
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Tripod Mount
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.
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Pictures (product and sample images)
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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
Has a built-in auto focus motor
A lens hood is included
A tripod mount is included
The lens is called 'Macro' but can not reproduce at a scale of 1:1
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (1150 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2008
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Macro
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 70-200 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  70-200 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  91-260 mmon Canon APS-H
  112-320 mmon Canon APS-C
  70-200 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  105-300 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 18 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:95 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
HA001(included)
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):89 x 194 mm
Vikt:1150 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
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Text from Tamron:"The Tamron SP designation is reserved for lenses developed with special emphasis on extraordinary photographic performance. Engineers are free to innovate in an uncommon atmosphere where optical performance comes before price, resulting in lenses that satisfy the demands of discerning photographers.

Tamron´s SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro exemplifies the second of the two zoom focal lengths considered essential by many professionals. At just 7.6 inches long and weighing only 40.6 oz., long days of shooting become easier and extraordinary optical design and exacting manufacturing assure the image quality that makes long shoots rewarding. A fast and constant F2.8 maximum aperture, renders cluttered backgrounds well out of focus, extends low-light shooting freedom and enables a brighter viewfinder image. Its IF (Internal Focus) mechanism maintains a fixed barrel length throughout the focusing range and superb optics, featuring LD (Low Dispersion) glass to assure remarkable image quality.

The 70-200mm F/2,8 complements the extremely successful concept of the Tamron 28-75mm F/2,8 and extends the focal length range to 200mm. Particular attention was placed on top quality combined with high luminosity and compactness as is the case with the award-winning 28-75mm and * SP lenses in general.

In spite of its compact construction, the 70-200mm is packed full of features, which permit creative picture taking in all situations. The professional image quality also does justice to demanding photographers. Extreme sharpness, resolution and brilliance are its trademarks. Moreover, it is the best of its class in the categories minimum focus distance (only 0.95 m in the entire focal length range) and a magnification ratio of (1:3,1).

When using full frame cameras the medium tele-range of 70 mm to 200 mm is completely covered. When used together with APS-C sized cameras, the lens offers an equivalent of 109 mm to 310 mm arises (referring on the angle of view of the full frame) **. Whether for nature, sport or people-photography, the extraordinary optical performance will inspire you.

* SP (super performance) high-capacity lenses of excellent optical and mechanical quality.
** Tamron uses a factor of 1.55 for the conversion to full frame.

The designation “Di” (Digitally Integrated Design) marks a generation of lenses, which have been specially adapted to the higher requirements of digital SLR cameras (APS-C and full frame). "
 
Other (eng):Model A001
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/tamron-af-2-8-70-200-mm-di-sp-ld-macro-an-canon-7d-1041247,923.html
 
colorfoto.de
http://www.colorfoto.de/testbericht/tamron-af-2-8-70-200-mm-di-sp-ld-macro-an-nikon-d700-1041204,923.html
 
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/canon_70-200_sigma_70-200_tamron_canon_100-400.htm
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Tamron-70-200mm-f-2.8-Di-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro
Sample pictures taken with Tamron AF 70-200/2,8 LD IF Di Macro
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