Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 AF Di LD IF Macro Lens

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An Exciting High-Speed, High-Performing Zoom Telephoto Lens

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro Lens

Tamron AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens Front AngleThe 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 MACRO 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 APS-C image DSLR camera.

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
Large maximum 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 D40, D60, and 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
(LD 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

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Lens styleZoom lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length70 200 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EFNikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha  
Diagonal Angle of View 34 deg 21' to 12 deg 21'  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F32.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Aperture annotations rounded blades  
Total Elements 19  
Number of Groups 16  
Coatings / special elements 3 LD elements  
Minimum focus distance 0.95 m (37.40") throughout the range  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.32 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus No  
Focusing method Internal  
Focus notes manual focus clutch  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight1330 g (2.93 lb) (with tripod holder)  
Lens diameter 90 mm (3.52")  
Overall length 194 mm (7.65")  
Construction materials Plastic and metal barrel, metal mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (internal)  
Filter thread size 77 mm  
Filter annotations Does not rotate on focus  
Lens hood included Yes - Flower-shaped  
Case Yes  
Tripod collar included Yes  

Lens Includes
77mm Snap-On Lens Cap

Rear Lens Cap for Nikon AF

Lens Hood for the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di Lens

6-Year Warranty


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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