The Tamron 70-200mm SP f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is an fantastic full-frame lens for portrait and wedding photographers as well as photojournalists and sports shooters. Combining one of the most versatile focal ranges, from 70 to 200mm, with a fast f/2.8 aperture means the lens can deliver clear, high resolution images even in less than ideal lighting conditions. The superb optical resolution of the lens captures remarkably sharp images with excellent detail while keeping chromatic aberrations and colour fringing to an absolute minimum.
70-200mm Focal Length
The Tamron 70-200mm SP f/2.8 G2 lens delivers a short to medium telephoto range that offers a comfortable working distance for portraits, indoor sports and events. The benefit of such a diverse zoom range is the flexibility it gives you when composing your shots on-the-fly saving you valuable time switching lenses.
Fast Constant f/2.8 Aperture
The 70-200mm SP G2 lens is equipped with a fast f/2.8 aperture across the entire zoom range that helps you distinctly separate your subject from the background. The 9-blade circular aperture produces beautiful bokeh in out-of-focus areas and an electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposure control.
USD Auto-Focus Motor
A ring-type USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor ensures fast, accurate subject tracking and almost silent autofocus. The lens has a full-time manual override giving you complete control over your focus at any time, this allows you to autofocus quickly but also make manual adjustments as your composition changes.
Close Minimum Focus Distance
The updated G2 lens comes with a reduced minimum object distance of just 95cm, allowing you to get closer to your subject with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.1 compared to the older Tamron 70-200 which has a ratio of 1:8.
Advanced Optical Construction with Special Elements
The optical design of the lens features 23 elements arranged in 17 groups that include low dispersion and extra-low dispersion elements for edge to edge sharpness. The high quality . This high quality design greatly reduces chromatic aberrations, and improves clarity throughout the entire zoom range.
Quality Len Coatings
Some of the most dramatic shots are captured while shooting directly towards the sun which can test the quality of your lenses optics. The Tamron 70-200mm utilises an innovative eBand (Extended Bandwidth and Angular-Dependency) coating applied to the lens elements to supress reflections, flares and ghosting. This coating Improves contrast when working in backlit conditions and controls colour fringing and chromatic aberrations.
Vibration Compensation Technology
Taking advantage of the Tamron Vibration Compensation technology, the new 70-200 offers 5 stops of stabilisation for razor sharp handheld shooting. 3 different modes can be selected depending on your preference. Mode 1 is optimised for general use and provides a stabilised view on both the sensor and the viewfinder. Mode 2 is designed specifically for panning movements perfect for video and shooting motor sports while Mode 3 offers the best performance stabilising during capture without affecting the viewfinder image.
Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Design
Perfect for outdoor photography the weather sealed construction of the lens ensure safe use even in less than ideal conditions. A fluorine coating applied to the front of the lens protects against smears, dust and moisture and delivers maximum optical clarity.
Rotating Tripod Collar
Included with the Tamron 70-200 mm SP f/2.8 G2 telephoto is a removable rotating lens collar with Arca-Swiss Style tripod foot that lets you attach and remove the lens from a tripod quickly and efficiently.