An Exciting High-Speed, High-Performing Zoom Telephoto Lens
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens
The Tamron 70-200mm zoom lens confines overall
dimensions to the complete minimum and is jam packed with attributes that allow anxiety-free
shooting: a multipurpose MFD of only 37.4" covering the whole zoom extent; and there's a best in it's class ultimate
magnification ratio of 1:3.1 while at f=200mm; plus a useful
internal focusing (IF) structure.
This telephoto zoom lens envelops a popular focal length spread of medium
telephoto 70mm to 200mm telephoto while coupled to a full-size format DSLR camera plus a
focal length reach from 109mm through 310mm* ultra telephoto lens when attached to an
An exciting high-speed, high-performing F/2.8 zoom telephoto lens for both full-frame & APS-C DSLRs that provides exceptional imaging performance in an amazingly compact package plus the best close-focusing capability in its class all the way down to 0.95m (37.4") (1:3.1 at 200mm) through the range. Its big aperture allows photographers to use quicker shutter speeds in most any light, plus the effectual shallow depth-of-field use to accomplish dramatic pictorial impressions. The ultimate in extent, speed, and accomplishment for dual DSLR formats.
May 4, 2011
(*Tamron uses an approx. of 1.55X)
Macro telephoto zoom len
aperture of f/2.8 which remains constant throughout the zoom range.
Close-focusing-distance" minimum of just 3.1' (0.95 m) throughout its entire zoom range
APS-C focal length equivalent of 105-300mm.
The Nikon version of this lens incorporates a
motor built-in to the lens itself, which gives this lens the capability to
autofocus with all
Nikon DSLR cameras (including the
D5000 series). In addition, as a result, focusing will be quieter and more responsive.
• Di Digitally Integrated Design
(Digitally Integrated Design)is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. Features like LD glass elements and Internal Focusing put this lens in the same category as the much bigger and more expensive professional Tamron lenses.
• Low Dispersion lens elements
Glass to reduce
chromatic aberration for sharper images) Aspherical - contains aspherical elements (compensates for
spherical aberration and
distortion, making for better performance with fewer elements (and As a result allowing for smaller, lighter lenses)
• Internal Focusing
Internal focusing lens (also known as IF) is a
photographic lens design in which focus is shifted by moving the inner lens group or groups only, without any rotation or shifting of the front lens element. This makes it easy to use, for example, a screwed-in
polarizing filter or a petal shaped lens hood. During
macro photography, using an internal focus lens reduces the risk of the front of the lens accidentally hitting the subject during focusing as the front element does not move.
• Tripod Collar
The tripod mount, detachable in one touch, is made of magnesium alloy that reconcile lightweight and high rigidity, resulting in enhanced balance and ease of use in hand-held shooting
77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap for Nikon AF
Lens Hood for the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di Lens
Review by: MattDuhon on Feb 18th, 2009
Experience of this type of product: Good, Time product owned: Less than a month, Price paid: 620
I purchased this lens until I could save up enough money from my business to Best Prices for the Nikon version. After seeing the quality of the lens, I am not sure if I will be buying the Nikon version any more.
The optics are great. As others may have said, it is a bit slower than the Nikon version for focusing but still works very well. If you use it in continuous mode, it tracked a skateboarder perfectly and provided me great sharp images even wide open.
I am definitely not disappointed in this lens at all and I would highly recommend this lens to others. This is used on a Nikon D300.
Photographing Children: Candice Stringham with the Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8
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