Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 VC Available

If you've been following the DSLR scene, you should be hearing about how Tamron has really stepped up with a few newly designed lenses. The quality is far from what they were a few years back. One popular lens grabbing some attention is the new Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 DI VC mainly due to the fact that it has Vibration Compensation (image stabilization) for just $1299 while Canon offers their 24-70mm F/2.8 (without IS) for $2299 (seen here).

find-price-button Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 DI VC (with image stabilization)

find-price-button Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 (without image stabilization)

Just a few months ago Tamron announced a new 70-200mm DI VC lens and it's finally available. This new lens offers another solid option versus Canon's 70-200mm F/2.8 IS that typically runs for $2499. The new Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 with VC will be available for Canon EF, Canon EF-S, Nikon F (FX), Nikon F (DX), and Sony Alpha for just $1499 via B&H (click here)

Tamron 70-200mm
find-price-button Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 SP DI VC

Now if you're really hard set on Canon glass, the 70-200mm F/2.8 IS II (normally $2499) is currently on sale for just $2099. I just recently picked up this lens for $2500 dollars so i'm a bit upset, but you can get this deal up until January 5th (found here).

find-price-button Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS II

11 thoughts on “Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 VC Available

  1. Kevin

    Seriously thinking about this to compliment the 24-70VC Version I got earlier this year. Can't justify over 2K for a Nikon Glass.

  2. natious

    I purchased this bad boy, I can't wait till it comes. If its anything like the 24 70 it will be fantastic.

  3. I havent looked into the Tramon lens in years since moving to canon from pentax might need to take a look at some of there longer lens, as I wouldnt need them everyday so carnt justify the cost of the L glass

  4. There may not be future-proof, but there is future-resistant. Any electronic aperture lens in Nikon or Alpha mount can be manually controlled via cheap adapters on mirrorless bodies; and we are fairly sure that mirrorless is the future. NEX, M43, EOS-M....all play nice with Nikon and Alpha for manual aperture and focus.

  5. Mark

    I agree Austin, but future-proof is a myth. There's no benefit to the manufacturer to spend extra on legacy support when a new mount configuration is required. Look at all the great FL and even FD glass out in the market; some of the most beautiful primes ever manufactured, but unusable on today's EOS.

    Its ironic because I made the switch from Nikon film to Canon digital because of lens selection. Now I wish I'd kept the old Nikon gear, or at least the glass, as I'm slowly re-purchasing the same lenses I sold just a few years ago but now at higher prices.

  6. Austin

    My only problem with these lenses is they aren't really future proof because of the electronic aperture. I mean I don't think I have ever liked my aperture being electronic, I always found it easier and faster to change manually.

  7. Mark

    I don't know if this will have the same issues as the Tamron 17-50, but I'm not satisfied. Controls are VERY stiff and focus is shallow. And, while not an issue for video, the autofocus is slow and noisy when you try to use it for stills. Should have spent more for the Sigma.

  8. Worth noting - the VC version of this lens isn't actually available for Alpha mount, just the non-VC. Sigma is the only company that makes stabilized lenses for Alpha mount, which is super nice when you are adapting them to the NEX line for continuous AF. I haven't tried it, but Sigma's 70-200 2.8 with stabilization gets good reviews.

  9. I bought this to use with the 5D for video. I shoot handheld a lot. If you have a steady hand, the VR of this lens is perfectly acceptable for video. I used the cropped sensor version of this same lens with a 7D for two years and it worked great, but this version has a very stiff zoom and it was impossible for me to zoom while shooting handheld without twisting the camera, thus tweaking the composition. It's way too stiff. My arms were tired by the end of the day from all the muscle it took. Aside from that, it's a nice lens. For stills, it finds focus fast, looks good, etc. It's also the ONLY option that I am aware of for an IS 2.8 24-70 full frame lens.

  10. brian

    anyone have real life experience with the new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD? how's it stack up against the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM?

    looking for alternatives to the Canon, but don't think it's worth the price savings...

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