Tamron Lens SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Nikon mount) review: High performance and excellent value

By Kevin Carter - Thursday June 13 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Tamron Lens SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens performance | Tamron Lens SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD versus competition | Conclusion

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon vs. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II vs. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

No one can say the Nikon lenses don’t perform well optically, they do, but the Tamron has the highest Sharpness score (while maintaining similar levels across the field as the Nikkors) and more or less matching them on the other metrics. Vignetting, while still an important consideration in lens design, is really not as problematic to users as it was during the film era.