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Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 for Nikon FX DSLR (6 Year Limited USA Warranty for New Lenses Only)
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Features

  • VC performance is 5 stops (VC mode 3) and offers three modes optimized for different shooting situations
  • MOD reduced to 37.4" (1:6.1 max. mag. Ratio). Angle of view (diagonal): 34°21' - 12°21'(for full-frame format), 22°33' - 7°59'(for APS-C format)
  • Lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate
  • Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product; The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant
  • Teleconverters (optional) compatible with this new Tamron lens.Aperture Blades:9 (circular diaphragm)

Description

The new SP70-200mm F/2. 8 G2 (Model A025) telephoto lens reimagines the highly acclaimed Model A009 with enhanced optical performance, improved VC (Vibration Compensation), faster AF speed and accuracy, and shortened MOD (Minimum Object Distance) for greater flexibility. What’s more, compatibility with Tamron tele converters provides additional focal length. In keeping with the SP series’ innovative technology, the lens is designed to be durable, flexible and resilient enough to rise to any occasion. Every aspect of the SP 70-200mm F/2. 8 G2 (Model A025) zoom has been improved, providing high image quality and enhanced bokeh throughout. Optical design features include XLD (extra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations across the entire zoom range, ensuring optimum resolution― even at the edges. band Coating designed exclusively for this new zoom offers superior anti- reflection properties, greatly minimizing flare and ghosting. And refined bokeh provides spectacular background effects from nearly any angle. Tamron’s best-in-class VC* image stabilization performance is equivalent to 5 stops**, according to CIPA standards. Plus, this lens offers a choice of three VC modes, including one exclusively for panning. Now you can match the VC mode to your shooting conditions and enjoy sharp, jitter-free handheld shooting―even in low light. * Among 70-200mm F/2. 8 interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras. 
(As of January, 2017. Source: Tamron. )
** Using in VC MODE 3 For Canon: 5D-MKIII is used For Nikon: D810 is used Products not sold by Tamron Authorized USA Dealers in the USA are considered gray market and as such do not qualify for rebates (if applicable), , service or repair of any kind in the USA. Tamron USA, will not repair and/or service any product that is not an officially imported product and sold through an Authorized Tamron USA Dealer. In other words, there will be no authorized repair service under any circumstance for gray market products, including but not limited to any available firmware updates. Due to the proprietary technology incorporated in Tamron lenses, specific factory calibrated equipment is required to service many of our lenses and therefore Tamron USA, does not authorize any third party service center to repair and/or service Tamron products. Tamron USA, maintains a 3-day turnaround for all Tamron USA products sent in for service. Furthermore, third party warranties are not serviced through Tamron USA, and are therefore invalid in that they are not able to offer service for these lenses for the reasons stated above. Only Tamron USA lenses purchased from an Tamron Authorized USA Dealer come with a 6 Year USA Factory (see http: //www. tamron-usa /support/ _statement. pdf ), the only that is valid for service in the USA. CAUTION WHEN PURCHASING ON THE INTERNET: Some major shopping websites employ third party sellers to enrich their offerings. Therefore, purchases made on a specific website may NOT be sold, shipped, or even supplied by that website, but rather by a third party marketplace seller that may or may not be a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer - even though that website itself may be listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer. If purchasing through a website listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer, please verify that the product itself is being sold and shipped directly by that website or, if not, sold and supplied by a seller that is listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer.


Product Dimensions 7.5 x 3.46 x 3.46 inches


Item Weight 3.28 pounds


ASIN B06X6GQPWL


Item model number AFA025N700


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 252 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #134 in SLR Camera Lenses


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 14, 2017


Manufacturer Tamron


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Features

  • VC performance is 5 stops (VC mode 3) and offers three modes optimized for different shooting situations
  • MOD reduced to 37.4" (1:6.1 max. mag. Ratio). Angle of view (diagonal): 34°21' - 12°21'(for full-frame format), 22°33' - 7°59'(for APS-C format)
  • Lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate
  • Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product; The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant
  • Teleconverters (optional) compatible with this new Tamron lens.Aperture Blades:9 (circular diaphragm)

Description

The new SP70-200mm F/2. 8 G2 (Model A025) telephoto lens reimagines the highly acclaimed Model A009 with enhanced optical performance, improved VC (Vibration Compensation), faster AF speed and accuracy, and shortened MOD (Minimum Object Distance) for greater flexibility. What’s more, compatibility with Tamron tele converters provides additional focal length. In keeping with the SP series’ innovative technology, the lens is designed to be durable, flexible and resilient enough to rise to any occasion. Every aspect of the SP 70-200mm F/2. 8 G2 (Model A025) zoom has been improved, providing high image quality and enhanced bokeh throughout. Optical design features include XLD (extra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations across the entire zoom range, ensuring optimum resolution― even at the edges. band Coating designed exclusively for this new zoom offers superior anti- reflection properties, greatly minimizing flare and ghosting. And refined bokeh provides spectacular background effects from nearly any angle. Tamron’s best-in-class VC* image stabilization performance is equivalent to 5 stops**, according to CIPA standards. Plus, this lens offers a choice of three VC modes, including one exclusively for panning. Now you can match the VC mode to your shooting conditions and enjoy sharp, jitter-free handheld shooting―even in low light. * Among 70-200mm F/2. 8 interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras. 
(As of January, 2017. Source: Tamron. )
** Using in VC MODE 3 For Canon: 5D-MKIII is used For Nikon: D810 is used Products not sold by Tamron Authorized USA Dealers in the USA are considered gray market and as such do not qualify for rebates (if applicable), , service or repair of any kind in the USA. Tamron USA, will not repair and/or service any product that is not an officially imported product and sold through an Authorized Tamron USA Dealer. In other words, there will be no authorized repair service under any circumstance for gray market products, including but not limited to any available firmware updates. Due to the proprietary technology incorporated in Tamron lenses, specific factory calibrated equipment is required to service many of our lenses and therefore Tamron USA, does not authorize any third party service center to repair and/or service Tamron products. Tamron USA, maintains a 3-day turnaround for all Tamron USA products sent in for service. Furthermore, third party warranties are not serviced through Tamron USA, and are therefore invalid in that they are not able to offer service for these lenses for the reasons stated above. Only Tamron USA lenses purchased from an Tamron Authorized USA Dealer come with a 6 Year USA Factory (see http: //www. tamron-usa /support/ _statement. pdf ), the only that is valid for service in the USA. CAUTION WHEN PURCHASING ON THE INTERNET: Some major shopping websites employ third party sellers to enrich their offerings. Therefore, purchases made on a specific website may NOT be sold, shipped, or even supplied by that website, but rather by a third party marketplace seller that may or may not be a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer - even though that website itself may be listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer. If purchasing through a website listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer, please verify that the product itself is being sold and shipped directly by that website or, if not, sold and supplied by a seller that is listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer.


Product Dimensions 7.5 x 3.46 x 3.46 inches


Item Weight 3.28 pounds


ASIN B06X6GQPWL


Item model number AFA025N700


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 252 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #134 in SLR Camera Lenses


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 14, 2017


Manufacturer Tamron


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • VC performance is 5 stops (VC mode 3) and offers three modes optimized for different shooting situations
  • MOD reduced to 37.4" (1:6.1 max. mag. Ratio). Angle of view (diagonal): 34°21' - 12°21'(for full-frame format), 22°33' - 7°59'(for APS-C format)
  • Lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate
  • Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in Console, an optional accessory product; The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant
  • Teleconverters (optional) compatible with this new Tamron lens.Aperture Blades:9 (circular diaphragm)

Description

The new SP70-200mm F/2. 8 G2 (Model A025) telephoto lens reimagines the highly acclaimed Model A009 with enhanced optical performance, improved VC (Vibration Compensation), faster AF speed and accuracy, and shortened MOD (Minimum Object Distance) for greater flexibility. What’s more, compatibility with Tamron tele converters provides additional focal length. In keeping with the SP series’ innovative technology, the lens is designed to be durable, flexible and resilient enough to rise to any occasion. Every aspect of the SP 70-200mm F/2. 8 G2 (Model A025) zoom has been improved, providing high image quality and enhanced bokeh throughout. Optical design features include XLD (extra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations across the entire zoom range, ensuring optimum resolution― even at the edges. band Coating designed exclusively for this new zoom offers superior anti- reflection properties, greatly minimizing flare and ghosting. And refined bokeh provides spectacular background effects from nearly any angle. Tamron’s best-in-class VC* image stabilization performance is equivalent to 5 stops**, according to CIPA standards. Plus, this lens offers a choice of three VC modes, including one exclusively for panning. Now you can match the VC mode to your shooting conditions and enjoy sharp, jitter-free handheld shooting―even in low light. * Among 70-200mm F/2. 8 interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras. 
(As of January, 2017. Source: Tamron. )
** Using in VC MODE 3 For Canon: 5D-MKIII is used For Nikon: D810 is used Products not sold by Tamron Authorized USA Dealers in the USA are considered gray market and as such do not qualify for rebates (if applicable), , service or repair of any kind in the USA. Tamron USA, will not repair and/or service any product that is not an officially imported product and sold through an Authorized Tamron USA Dealer. In other words, there will be no authorized repair service under any circumstance for gray market products, including but not limited to any available firmware updates. Due to the proprietary technology incorporated in Tamron lenses, specific factory calibrated equipment is required to service many of our lenses and therefore Tamron USA, does not authorize any third party service center to repair and/or service Tamron products. Tamron USA, maintains a 3-day turnaround for all Tamron USA products sent in for service. Furthermore, third party warranties are not serviced through Tamron USA, and are therefore invalid in that they are not able to offer service for these lenses for the reasons stated above. Only Tamron USA lenses purchased from an Tamron Authorized USA Dealer come with a 6 Year USA Factory (see http: //www. tamron-usa /support/ _statement. pdf ), the only that is valid for service in the USA. CAUTION WHEN PURCHASING ON THE INTERNET: Some major shopping websites employ third party sellers to enrich their offerings. Therefore, purchases made on a specific website may NOT be sold, shipped, or even supplied by that website, but rather by a third party marketplace seller that may or may not be a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer - even though that website itself may be listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer. If purchasing through a website listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer, please verify that the product itself is being sold and shipped directly by that website or, if not, sold and supplied by a seller that is listed as a Tamron Authorized USA Dealer.


Product Dimensions 7.5 x 3.46 x 3.46 inches


Item Weight 3.28 pounds


ASIN B06X6GQPWL


Item model number AFA025N700


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 252 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #134 in SLR Camera Lenses


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 14, 2017


Manufacturer Tamron


abunda_amazon_reviews As with many Nikon users taking a serious look at this Tamron G2 lens and the Nikon FL, I researched to gain insight as to relative performance of these two lenses, deciding whether or not I should go with the $1300 Tamron or fork up the $2800 for the new Nikon E FL, anticipating that I would not buy another 70-200 f/2.8 for years to come. As an aside, I own an A7RII and an A6500, for which I have some of the best glass. The 90mm macro and 55 f/1.8 are razor sharp lenses, by the way. I was willing to buy the 70-200 Master ($2600), for which I would use to shoot/video action in low light conditions. But that lens on those two top-of-the-line Sony bodies has way too many autofocus issues. The Sony 70-200GMaster, which I tested, is pretty sharp, but what use is a 2.8 telephoto that can't focus in low light conditions? You're better off just getting the Sony 70-200 f/4, which, given the Sony 70-200 f/2.8's poor low light performance, would basically give you the same performance in a lighter less expensive body. I just throw my 55f/1.8 and zoom by foot to cover the 70-100mm range on my A6500 and throw the 90mm macro on the same to cover the 130+ range. Remember, the 200mm on the Sony 70-200mm is more like a 150mm due to focus breathing. In any case, due its poor low light performance, the Sony was disqualified, even though I prefer Sony for still photography and video. Back to the Tamron 70-200 G2 and the 70-200mm Nikon E FL: I went to a local camera store which sells and rents all the top-of-the-line lenses. There I hooked up the 70-200mm Nikon FL to my Nikon D750. To my 20-15 pixel-peeping eyes, the Nikon FL seems to have slightly, and I mean SLIGHTLY, better sharpness wide open in the center of the frame and better magnification--i.e., less focus breathing. While in the store, I took dozens upon dozens of wide open photos at 70, 85, 100, 130, 170, and 200mm and compared them in Lightroom to photos of the 70-200mm Tamron G2 and the Sony 70-200mm GMaster, which I only attached to my A6500. I understand the Master would have been sharper on my A7RII, but both cameras use the latest versions of 24mp+- CMOS sensors, making the comparisons somewhat on par, I guesstimate. Plus, the poor focusing of the Sony, which was validated on my A6500, disqualifies that lens for action photography or other forms of low light photography. IMHO, the new Nikon FL, which I was willing to buy in a split second were it as sharp as some say, is not worth $1500 more than the Tamron G2. I wouldn't pay $1800 for that lens, especially now that I've tested the Tamron G2, which is basically the SAME LENS. REALLY. For its slight increase in center sharpness and decrease in focus breathing, the new Nikon may be worth $250 more, IMO, as the slight edge in center sharpness is truly negligible. In fact, I would have instantly either suffered from buyers remorse after purchasing the Nikon FL or rationalized/validated the purchase of it by convincing myself that its worth every penny to suppress buyers remorse. That lens is not worth $3000 and neither is the Sony 70-200 GMaster. If the Tamron were not as good as the Nikon, then the Nikon may be worth $3k; but the Tamron is as good as the Nikon, maybe even better, if you look at the totality of the lens, not just it's center sharpness. Let me tell you why. The Tamron SP 70-200 G2 is just as sharp. I tell you no lie. But that's more or less to be expected. IMO, all the 70-200 f/2,8 and F/4's are pretty much as sharp as the other. You have to really pixel peep to see the difference. Where they distinguish themselves is in their low light performance--wide open. That's what you pay the big bucks for. What is good low light performance on a lens? It's the ability to quickly find focus in low light conditions. The camera is responsible for the ISO performance, not the lens. And when it comes to the low light performance of the Tamron G2: Absolutely Awesome Low Light Performance. On my D750, the Tamron G2 acquires focus instantaneously. To be fair, the Nikon FL acquired focus instantaneously on my D750, as well. Both the Tamron G2 and the Nikon FL acquire focus instantaneously on my D750. It is truly truly remarkable. Having said that, the Tamron does so for $1500 less. It's sort of like clothes shopping. The name brand item is better than the generic brand, 90% of the time. But sometimes it isn't. In this case, the name brand Nikon is only slightly better than the reverse-engineered Tamron, but the difference is truly negligible, unless you pixel peep on Lightroom in 100% crop mode. And that's only in the very center of the frame, looking at an eyelash or the microscopic hairs on the persons nose. Fresh out-of-the-box, my Tamron G2 instantly focuses on anything I point it at, less a plain white wall or some other contrast-less thing. But all lenses do that. And no, I did not hook up the Tap-in-Console to achieve that level of focus acquisition. In a nutshell, the sharpness, focus acquisition, lens stabilization, seeming build quality, and warranty of the two lenses is virtually identical. The Nikon is lighter, seems to be a tad bit brighter, and the focus rings are smoother, but that's it. $1500 more for that? Not me. Instead of paying about $3k for the Nikon or Sony, I bought the Tamron G2 and the D750--all brand new for $3100 or the same price you will pay if you buy the Nikon locally and pay tax. If you buy online, make sure to buy from a reputable dealer like Amazon, B&H, or Adorama. I wouldn't risk any open-box or used copies of any of these lenses, given the QC issues reported. What's more, both lenses are said to have quality control issues. However, both lenses come with extended warranties, and Tamron even went so far as to develop a Tap-in Console, enabling fine-tunings. I highly recommend the Tamron SP 70-200mm G2. Update: The lens is still performing very well, and I received a $200 Rebate check from Tamron because I qualified for the Student Rebate, per the Tamron Website.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;On Par with the Nikon 70-200 E FL, which I Tested;;TheOwl360;;;I was looking to replace an older, mechanically deficient 80-200, f/2.8 Nikkor which would "jam" up between manual and auto focus & miss the photo. (I like the old lens, but just not worth the cost to fix it). Thus, my shopping began. I was interested in the Nikon 70-200, f/2.8 E (newest lens), but couldn't hope to afford it at more than $2,500.I looked at used 70-200 VRII and Sigma and earlier Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 offerings. Fortunately, I was able to find this US warranty (6 years!) version at the suggested RETAIL, NOT INFLATED price via Cameta Camera here on Amazon. (an aside: Cameta doesn't collect state tax outside NY, I think vs. Amazon does in several states. Also, Cameta was obliterated in NY with winter storm at time I was ordering lens, so when they could dig out, they expedited shipment. thank you!) It's a beautiful lens. feels well made. The footplate/tripod ring (?) seems very stable, but easy to remove, put back on. I can hand-hold it, but does get heavy after awhile, so I plan to use with a monopod when doing prolonged shooting (e.g. soccer game). I was looking for lens to capture sporting events: yeah, it's a tad short for field work: Soccer, football, baseball- but i hope to use w/ DX (crop-sized sensor) camera --D7200-- to extend focal length, so to speak. Also, plan to use with a teleconverter (TC); FYI, the "Tamron SP" 1.4 X TC I already own doesn't work with this lens, so, I will save my lunch money and hopefully buy the newer 1.4X XT model TC in the near future. Also, I use a different quick - release system, so I had to buy an inexpensive "arca- style" baseplate to attach to a ballhead for monopod use. FYI the "Andoer adapter plate" ($12 here on Amazon) works great. link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RK2DSIM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I hope to add photos; I work off different computers & the photos are elsewhere. Let me at least talk about the process: I photo events, sports, wildlife, especially hummingbirds- so I need quick AF. THIS IT DOES! as quick as my Nikkor 300m F/4; quicker than the 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 zoom. The focus seems to be spot on. especially using the D750 (FX). I'm wondering if there is a slight focus, softening with the D7200 (DX); will need to set up AF test & double check. I also appreciate that I can focus close by, under 3 ft. That was important for me. I'm sure I'm forgetting to mention something, so if any questions, I can try to reply. now go find photos... FYI: "concert" photos with FX D750; bird, outdoor/pond photos with DX D7200 lens.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I think this was my best option among affordabe, fast 70-200mm lenses for Nikon;;P. Swims (a lot);;;Simply brilliant. Took it on assignment to the 24 Hours of LeMans and it was absolutely perfect. Even with racing at night them lens had next to no problem finding and tracking cars. Perhaps 1 in 30-40 attempts to focus would it search for a couple of seconds. The lens was mounted to a Nikon D5. Couldn't be happier.....;;Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Brilliant Lens.....;;DG Cameraworks;;;I've had hits and misses with Tamron and Sigma lenses in the past. I did not like the previous Tamron 24-70, but I thought my Tamron 70-300 was a great value. The second I put my new Tamron 70-200 G2 lens on my D800, I knew I had something special. It was just *sharp* and the color rendition was as good as any Nikon. (Note, I think most Tamrons are ever so slightly warmer than most Nikons). The next thing I noticed was that the autofocus was accurate and fast. This was my biggest worry -- I read enough good reviews about this lens that I assumed it would be sharp, but I wasn't so sure about the autofocus quality. Then, I received my D850, and this lens was the first thing I put on it. Again. Wow. Stunning sharpness. This lens was not holding the D850 back at all. And, autofocus speed was noticeably faster than on the D800. Pros: Incredibly sharp Excellent color rendition Fast and accurate autofocus Attractive, simple body/design Focus and zoom rings feel good and work smoothly Cons: None;;Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Stunning lens. Perfect.;;CAAmazoner

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5.0 out of 5 stars
By TheOwl360 - Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2017
On Par with the Nikon 70-200 E FL, which I Tested
As with many Nikon users taking a serious look at this Tamron G2 lens and the Nikon FL, I researched to gain insight as to relative performance of these two lenses, deciding whether or not I should go with the $1300 Tamron or fork up the $2800 for the new Nikon E FL, anticipating that I would not buy another 70-200 f/2.8 for years to come. As an aside, I own an A7RII and an A6500, for which I have some of the best glass. The 90mm macro and 55 f/1.8 are razor sharp lenses, by the way. I was willing to buy the 70-200 Master ($2600), for which I would use to shoot/video action in low light conditions. But that lens on those two top-of-the-line Sony bodies has way too many autofocus issues. The Sony 70-200GMaster, which I tested, is pretty sharp, but what use is a 2.8 telephoto that can't focus in low light conditions? You're better off just getting the Sony 70-200 f/4, which, given the Sony 70-200 f/2.8's poor low light performance, would basically give you the same performance in a lighter less expensive body. I just throw my 55f/1.8 and zoom by foot to cover the 70-100mm range on my A6500 and throw the 90mm macro on the same to cover the 130+ range. Remember, the 200mm on the Sony 70-200mm is more like a 150mm due to focus breathing. In any case, due its poor low light performance, the Sony was disqualified, even though I prefer Sony for still photography and video. Back to the Tamron 70-200 G2 and the 70-200mm Nikon E FL: I went to a local camera store which sells and rents all the top-of-the-line lenses. There I hooked up the 70-200mm Nikon FL to my Nikon D750. To my 20-15 pixel-peeping eyes, the Nikon FL seems to have slightly, and I mean SLIGHTLY, better sharpness wide open in the center of the frame and better magnification--i.e., less focus breathing. While in the store, I took dozens upon dozens of wide open photos at 70, 85, 100, 130, 170, and 200mm and compared them in Lightroom to photos of the 70-200mm Tamron G2 and the Sony 70-200mm GMaster, which I only attached to my A6500. I understand the Master would have been sharper on my A7RII, but both cameras use the latest versions of 24mp+- CMOS sensors, making the comparisons somewhat on par, I guesstimate. Plus, the poor focusing of the Sony, which was validated on my A6500, disqualifies that lens for action photography or other forms of low light photography. IMHO, the new Nikon FL, which I was willing to buy in a split second were it as sharp as some say, is not worth $1500 more than the Tamron G2. I wouldn't pay $1800 for that lens, especially now that I've tested the Tamron G2, which is basically the SAME LENS. REALLY. For its slight increase in center sharpness and decrease in focus breathing, the new Nikon may be worth $250 more, IMO, as the slight edge in center sharpness is truly negligible. In fact, I would have instantly either suffered from buyers remorse after purchasing the Nikon FL or rationalized/validated the purchase of it by convincing myself that its worth every penny to suppress buyers remorse. That lens is not worth $3000 and neither is the Sony 70-200 GMaster. If the Tamron were not as good as the Nikon, then the Nikon may be worth $3k; but the Tamron is as good as the Nikon, maybe even better, if you look at the totality of the lens, not just it's center sharpness. Let me tell you why. The Tamron SP 70-200 G2 is just as sharp. I tell you no lie. But that's more or less to be expected. IMO, all the 70-200 f/2,8 and F/4's are pretty much as sharp as the other. You have to really pixel peep to see the difference. Where they distinguish themselves is in their low light performance--wide open. That's what you pay the big bucks for. What is good low light performance on a lens? It's the ability to quickly find focus in low light conditions. The camera is responsible for the ISO performance, not the lens. And when it comes to the low light performance of the Tamron G2: Absolutely Awesome Low Light Performance. On my D750, the Tamron G2 acquires focus instantaneously. To be fair, the Nikon FL acquired focus instantaneously on my D750, as well. Both the Tamron G2 and the Nikon FL acquire focus instantaneously on my D750. It is truly truly remarkable. Having said that, the Tamron does so for $1500 less. It's sort of like clothes shopping. The name brand item is better than the generic brand, 90% of the time. But sometimes it isn't. In this case, the name brand Nikon is only slightly better than the reverse-engineered Tamron, but the difference is truly negligible, unless you pixel peep on Lightroom in 100% crop mode. And that's only in the very center of the frame, looking at an eyelash or the microscopic hairs on the persons nose. Fresh out-of-the-box, my Tamron G2 instantly focuses on anything I point it at, less a plain white wall or some other contrast-less thing. But all lenses do that. And no, I did not hook up the Tap-in-Console to achieve that level of focus acquisition. In a nutshell, the sharpness, focus acquisition, lens stabilization, seeming build quality, and warranty of the two lenses is virtually identical. The Nikon is lighter, seems to be a tad bit brighter, and the focus rings are smoother, but that's it. $1500 more for that? Not me. Instead of paying about $3k for the Nikon or Sony, I bought the Tamron G2 and the D750--all brand new for $3100 or the same price you will pay if you buy the Nikon locally and pay tax. If you buy online, make sure to buy from a reputable dealer like Amazon, B&H, or Adorama. I wouldn't risk any open-box or used copies of any of these lenses, given the QC issues reported. What's more, both lenses are said to have quality control issues. However, both lenses come with extended warranties, and Tamron even went so far as to develop a Tap-in Console, enabling fine-tunings. I highly recommend the Tamron SP 70-200mm G2. Update: The lens is still performing very well, and I received a $200 Rebate check from Tamron because I qualified for the Student Rebate, per the Tamron Website.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By P. Swims (a lot) - Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2017
I think this was my best option among affordabe, fast 70-200mm lenses for Nikon
I was looking to replace an older, mechanically deficient 80-200, f/2.8 Nikkor which would "jam" up between manual and auto focus & miss the photo. (I like the old lens, but just not worth the cost to fix it). Thus, my shopping began. I was interested in the Nikon 70-200, f/2.8 E (newest lens), but couldn't hope to afford it at more than $2,500.I looked at used 70-200 VRII and Sigma and earlier Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 offerings. Fortunately, I was able to find this US warranty (6 years!) version at the suggested RETAIL, NOT INFLATED price via Cameta Camera here on Amazon. (an aside: Cameta doesn't collect state tax outside NY, I think vs. Amazon does in several states. Also, Cameta was obliterated in NY with winter storm at time I was ordering lens, so when they could dig out, they expedited shipment. thank you!) It's a beautiful lens. feels well made. The footplate/tripod ring (?) seems very stable, but easy to remove, put back on. I can hand-hold it, but does get heavy after awhile, so I plan to use with a monopod when doing prolonged shooting (e.g. soccer game). I was looking for lens to capture sporting events: yeah, it's a tad short for field work: Soccer, football, baseball- but i hope to use w/ DX (crop-sized sensor) camera --D7200-- to extend focal length, so to speak. Also, plan to use with a teleconverter (TC); FYI, the "Tamron SP" 1.4 X TC I already own doesn't work with this lens, so, I will save my lunch money and hopefully buy the newer 1.4X XT model TC in the near future. Also, I use a different quick - release system, so I had to buy an inexpensive "arca- style" baseplate to attach to a ballhead for monopod use. FYI the "Andoer adapter plate" ($12 here on Amazon) works great. link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RK2DSIM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I hope to add photos; I work off different computers & the photos are elsewhere. Let me at least talk about the process: I photo events, sports, wildlife, especially hummingbirds- so I need quick AF. THIS IT DOES! as quick as my Nikkor 300m F/4; quicker than the 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 zoom. The focus seems to be spot on. especially using the D750 (FX). I'm wondering if there is a slight focus, softening with the D7200 (DX); will need to set up AF test & double check. I also appreciate that I can focus close by, under 3 ft. That was important for me. I'm sure I'm forgetting to mention something, so if any questions, I can try to reply. now go find photos... FYI: "concert" photos with FX D750; bird, outdoor/pond photos with DX D7200 lens.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DG Cameraworks - Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2018
Brilliant Lens.....
Simply brilliant. Took it on assignment to the 24 Hours of LeMans and it was absolutely perfect. Even with racing at night them lens had next to no problem finding and tracking cars. Perhaps 1 in 30-40 attempts to focus would it search for a couple of seconds. The lens was mounted to a Nikon D5. Couldn't be happier.....

5.0 out of 5 stars
By CAAmazoner - Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017
Stunning lens. Perfect.
I've had hits and misses with Tamron and Sigma lenses in the past. I did not like the previous Tamron 24-70, but I thought my Tamron 70-300 was a great value. The second I put my new Tamron 70-200 G2 lens on my D800, I knew I had something special. It was just *sharp* and the color rendition was as good as any Nikon. (Note, I think most Tamrons are ever so slightly warmer than most Nikons). The next thing I noticed was that the autofocus was accurate and fast. This was my biggest worry -- I read enough good reviews about this lens that I assumed it would be sharp, but I wasn't so sure about the autofocus quality. Then, I received my D850, and this lens was the first thing I put on it. Again. Wow. Stunning sharpness. This lens was not holding the D850 back at all. And, autofocus speed was noticeably faster than on the D800. Pros: Incredibly sharp Excellent color rendition Fast and accurate autofocus Attractive, simple body/design Focus and zoom rings feel good and work smoothly Cons: None

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5.0 out of 5 stars
By TheOwl360 - Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2017
On Par with the Nikon 70-200 E FL, which I Tested
As with many Nikon users taking a serious look at this Tamron G2 lens and the Nikon FL, I researched to gain insight as to relative performance of these two lenses, deciding whether or not I should go with the $1300 Tamron or fork up the $2800 for the new Nikon E FL, anticipating that I would not buy another 70-200 f/2.8 for years to come. As an aside, I own an A7RII and an A6500, for which I have some of the best glass. The 90mm macro and 55 f/1.8 are razor sharp lenses, by the way. I was willing to buy the 70-200 Master ($2600), for which I would use to shoot/video action in low light conditions. But that lens on those two top-of-the-line Sony bodies has way too many autofocus issues. The Sony 70-200GMaster, which I tested, is pretty sharp, but what use is a 2.8 telephoto that can't focus in low light conditions? You're better off just getting the Sony 70-200 f/4, which, given the Sony 70-200 f/2.8's poor low light performance, would basically give you the same performance in a lighter less expensive body. I just throw my 55f/1.8 and zoom by foot to cover the 70-100mm range on my A6500 and throw the 90mm macro on the same to cover the 130+ range. Remember, the 200mm on the Sony 70-200mm is more like a 150mm due to focus breathing. In any case, due its poor low light performance, the Sony was disqualified, even though I prefer Sony for still photography and video. Back to the Tamron 70-200 G2 and the 70-200mm Nikon E FL: I went to a local camera store which sells and rents all the top-of-the-line lenses. There I hooked up the 70-200mm Nikon FL to my Nikon D750. To my 20-15 pixel-peeping eyes, the Nikon FL seems to have slightly, and I mean SLIGHTLY, better sharpness wide open in the center of the frame and better magnification--i.e., less focus breathing. While in the store, I took dozens upon dozens of wide open photos at 70, 85, 100, 130, 170, and 200mm and compared them in Lightroom to photos of the 70-200mm Tamron G2 and the Sony 70-200mm GMaster, which I only attached to my A6500. I understand the Master would have been sharper on my A7RII, but both cameras use the latest versions of 24mp+- CMOS sensors, making the comparisons somewhat on par, I guesstimate. Plus, the poor focusing of the Sony, which was validated on my A6500, disqualifies that lens for action photography or other forms of low light photography. IMHO, the new Nikon FL, which I was willing to buy in a split second were it as sharp as some say, is not worth $1500 more than the Tamron G2. I wouldn't pay $1800 for that lens, especially now that I've tested the Tamron G2, which is basically the SAME LENS. REALLY. For its slight increase in center sharpness and decrease in focus breathing, the new Nikon may be worth $250 more, IMO, as the slight edge in center sharpness is truly negligible. In fact, I would have instantly either suffered from buyers remorse after purchasing the Nikon FL or rationalized/validated the purchase of it by convincing myself that its worth every penny to suppress buyers remorse. That lens is not worth $3000 and neither is the Sony 70-200 GMaster. If the Tamron were not as good as the Nikon, then the Nikon may be worth $3k; but the Tamron is as good as the Nikon, maybe even better, if you look at the totality of the lens, not just it's center sharpness. Let me tell you why. The Tamron SP 70-200 G2 is just as sharp. I tell you no lie. But that's more or less to be expected. IMO, all the 70-200 f/2,8 and F/4's are pretty much as sharp as the other. You have to really pixel peep to see the difference. Where they distinguish themselves is in their low light performance--wide open. That's what you pay the big bucks for. What is good low light performance on a lens? It's the ability to quickly find focus in low light conditions. The camera is responsible for the ISO performance, not the lens. And when it comes to the low light performance of the Tamron G2: Absolutely Awesome Low Light Performance. On my D750, the Tamron G2 acquires focus instantaneously. To be fair, the Nikon FL acquired focus instantaneously on my D750, as well. Both the Tamron G2 and the Nikon FL acquire focus instantaneously on my D750. It is truly truly remarkable. Having said that, the Tamron does so for $1500 less. It's sort of like clothes shopping. The name brand item is better than the generic brand, 90% of the time. But sometimes it isn't. In this case, the name brand Nikon is only slightly better than the reverse-engineered Tamron, but the difference is truly negligible, unless you pixel peep on Lightroom in 100% crop mode. And that's only in the very center of the frame, looking at an eyelash or the microscopic hairs on the persons nose. Fresh out-of-the-box, my Tamron G2 instantly focuses on anything I point it at, less a plain white wall or some other contrast-less thing. But all lenses do that. And no, I did not hook up the Tap-in-Console to achieve that level of focus acquisition. In a nutshell, the sharpness, focus acquisition, lens stabilization, seeming build quality, and warranty of the two lenses is virtually identical. The Nikon is lighter, seems to be a tad bit brighter, and the focus rings are smoother, but that's it. $1500 more for that? Not me. Instead of paying about $3k for the Nikon or Sony, I bought the Tamron G2 and the D750--all brand new for $3100 or the same price you will pay if you buy the Nikon locally and pay tax. If you buy online, make sure to buy from a reputable dealer like Amazon, B&H, or Adorama. I wouldn't risk any open-box or used copies of any of these lenses, given the QC issues reported. What's more, both lenses are said to have quality control issues. However, both lenses come with extended warranties, and Tamron even went so far as to develop a Tap-in Console, enabling fine-tunings. I highly recommend the Tamron SP 70-200mm G2. Update: The lens is still performing very well, and I received a $200 Rebate check from Tamron because I qualified for the Student Rebate, per the Tamron Website.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By P. Swims (a lot) - Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2017
I think this was my best option among affordabe, fast 70-200mm lenses for Nikon
I was looking to replace an older, mechanically deficient 80-200, f/2.8 Nikkor which would "jam" up between manual and auto focus & miss the photo. (I like the old lens, but just not worth the cost to fix it). Thus, my shopping began. I was interested in the Nikon 70-200, f/2.8 E (newest lens), but couldn't hope to afford it at more than $2,500.I looked at used 70-200 VRII and Sigma and earlier Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 offerings. Fortunately, I was able to find this US warranty (6 years!) version at the suggested RETAIL, NOT INFLATED price via Cameta Camera here on Amazon. (an aside: Cameta doesn't collect state tax outside NY, I think vs. Amazon does in several states. Also, Cameta was obliterated in NY with winter storm at time I was ordering lens, so when they could dig out, they expedited shipment. thank you!) It's a beautiful lens. feels well made. The footplate/tripod ring (?) seems very stable, but easy to remove, put back on. I can hand-hold it, but does get heavy after awhile, so I plan to use with a monopod when doing prolonged shooting (e.g. soccer game). I was looking for lens to capture sporting events: yeah, it's a tad short for field work: Soccer, football, baseball- but i hope to use w/ DX (crop-sized sensor) camera --D7200-- to extend focal length, so to speak. Also, plan to use with a teleconverter (TC); FYI, the "Tamron SP" 1.4 X TC I already own doesn't work with this lens, so, I will save my lunch money and hopefully buy the newer 1.4X XT model TC in the near future. Also, I use a different quick - release system, so I had to buy an inexpensive "arca- style" baseplate to attach to a ballhead for monopod use. FYI the "Andoer adapter plate" ($12 here on Amazon) works great. link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RK2DSIM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I hope to add photos; I work off different computers & the photos are elsewhere. Let me at least talk about the process: I photo events, sports, wildlife, especially hummingbirds- so I need quick AF. THIS IT DOES! as quick as my Nikkor 300m F/4; quicker than the 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 zoom. The focus seems to be spot on. especially using the D750 (FX). I'm wondering if there is a slight focus, softening with the D7200 (DX); will need to set up AF test & double check. I also appreciate that I can focus close by, under 3 ft. That was important for me. I'm sure I'm forgetting to mention something, so if any questions, I can try to reply. now go find photos... FYI: "concert" photos with FX D750; bird, outdoor/pond photos with DX D7200 lens.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DG Cameraworks - Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2018
Brilliant Lens.....
Simply brilliant. Took it on assignment to the 24 Hours of LeMans and it was absolutely perfect. Even with racing at night them lens had next to no problem finding and tracking cars. Perhaps 1 in 30-40 attempts to focus would it search for a couple of seconds. The lens was mounted to a Nikon D5. Couldn't be happier.....

5.0 out of 5 stars
By CAAmazoner - Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017
Stunning lens. Perfect.
I've had hits and misses with Tamron and Sigma lenses in the past. I did not like the previous Tamron 24-70, but I thought my Tamron 70-300 was a great value. The second I put my new Tamron 70-200 G2 lens on my D800, I knew I had something special. It was just *sharp* and the color rendition was as good as any Nikon. (Note, I think most Tamrons are ever so slightly warmer than most Nikons). The next thing I noticed was that the autofocus was accurate and fast. This was my biggest worry -- I read enough good reviews about this lens that I assumed it would be sharp, but I wasn't so sure about the autofocus quality. Then, I received my D850, and this lens was the first thing I put on it. Again. Wow. Stunning sharpness. This lens was not holding the D850 back at all. And, autofocus speed was noticeably faster than on the D800. Pros: Incredibly sharp Excellent color rendition Fast and accurate autofocus Attractive, simple body/design Focus and zoom rings feel good and work smoothly Cons: None