Tamron SP AF 70–200mm f/2.8 Di VC Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon


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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Telephoto Evolved. The Next Step.
    Perfect for low light shooting, and sporting events Tamron's SP 70–200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens is ready to take you to the next step in Telephoto. The fast constant F/2.8 aperture allows you to push your shutter speed higher to stop action on the soccer field, or a deer in mid jump. Use the lens for intimate portraits with a buttery smooth bokeh (diffusion of the background) that focuses strictly on your subject.

    Freeing your photography from static shots on the tripod, Vibration Compensation allows you to handhold the lens and retain all the clarity and detail. Ultrasonic Silent Drive motor focus your lens whisper quiet not alarming animals for nature photos, and keeping candids discrete.

    Superior Perfomance from Tamron guarantees that the contruction of the lens matches the output. The lens is sealed to prevent moisture from ruining your premium lens, keeping you shooting when other lenses would have to go back to their case. One Extra Low Dispersion(XLD) and four Low Dispersion(LD) offer a level of clarity and fewer opportunities for chromatic abherration.

Details from Tamron

    Higher function for great photos
    The apex of telephoto lenses in a compact package. “SP 70–200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD”(*1) with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization delivers leading–edge image quality in a body that´s smallest(*2) in its class. Equipped with Tamron´s proprietary USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor, this lens boasts a speedy autofocus so that you can capture that one decisive moment. For sports, journalism, fashion, weddings, or even landscapes, the 70–200mm will exceed your expectations every time.

    Technology and innovation all packed into one small place
    The most compact*2 lens body in its class, and it´s equipped with Tamron´s USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor and VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to reduce camera shake so you can achieve the previously unobtainable.

    Delivering leading–edge image quality
    With one special XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass(*3) and four LD (Low Dispersion) elements, this lens offers a new level of correction for chromatic aberrations. The new advanced optical design delivers higher performance with excellent contrast and resolution.

    USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
    The quiet high–torque USD motor ensures a speedy and accurate autofocus response.

    Add 4 stops for shake–free shooting: VC (Vibration Compensation)
    This high–speed F/2.8 telephoto zoom lens is equipped with the VC mechanism that delivers sharp and vivid viewfinder images. Even in low–light situations, VC reduces camera shake to deliver sharp images.

    Rounded diaphragm and high–speed deliver spectacular blur effects
    Using a rounded diaphragm(*4), this lens achieves spectacular blur effects. By distinctively blurring backgrounds and foregrounds this high–speed lens creates images that bring your subject into focus, thus to life.

    Full–time manual focus
    Fine focus adjustments using manual focus can be made during autofocus shooting, without the need to change focus mode.

    Moisture–resistant construction helps protect from the elements
    Moisture–resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

    Tamron Di lenses are performance optimized for digital SLR cameras and usable with DSLRs featuring sensors commonly referred to as APS–C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm, as well as larger full frame (36mm x 24mm) sensors and 35mm film SLRs.

    1. *For high–speed telephoto zoom lenses for full–size SLR camer as, equipped with VC image stabilization and USD. Current as of October 2012. (Source: Tamron)
    2. *The XLD glass has much lower dispersion, similar to fluorite, than the conventional LD element
    3. *This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.


Features & Specs

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Manufacturer's Warranty
    6 Year Parts / 6 Year Labor -Carry In Service
Detailed Specifications
  • Model A009
  • Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 17/23
  • Angle of View (Diagonal)
  • 34°21´–12°21' (with full–size SLR cameras)
  • 22°33´–7°59' (with APS–C sized sensor digital SLR cameras)
  • Minimum Aperture F/32
  • Minimum Focus Distance 1.3m (51.2 in)
  • Macro Magnification Ratio 1: 8 (at f=200mm: MFD 1.3m)
  • Filter Diameter ø77
  • Weight 1470g (51.9 oz)*
  • (including detachable tripod mount)
  • Diameter ø85.8mm
  • Length(*1) 188.3mm (7.4 in)*
  • Entire Length(*2) 196.7mm (7.7 in)*
  • Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (rounded diaphragm)(*3)
  • Accessory Flower–shaped Lens hood
  • Mount Canon
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Included Coverage from Tamron: 6 Year Parts / 6 Year Labor -Carry In Service

Category ID: 209 | $1,499.00