Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD Canon review - Excellent Value and a Great All Rounder

By Ben Boswell - Thursday February 21 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens performance | Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD versus competition | Conclusion

If you work with Canon camera body and you are looking for a “sport reportage” zoom then there are two that float to the surface as good choices to make: The Canon EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II USM or the Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD Canon. The Canon has a slight edge in sharpness and is more consistent across the range but it is much more expensive. The Tamron lens is very good and while it isn’t cheap it is exceptionally good value. If on the other hand your gadget bag contains Nikon or Sony cameras; and assuming that the performance of this very accomplished lens is similar in the Nikon and Sony versions to the results we achieved for the Canon version, then the decision should be much easier: Tamron all the way.