differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Slightly more magnification 1:3.1 (0.3) vs 1:4.8 (0.2)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 50% larger in your photo
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Smaller diameter 76 mm vs 89 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Lighter 0.7 kg vs 1.1 kg
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Around 40% lighter
Slightly shorter 173 mm vs 193 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Slightly cheaper $553.79 vs $769.00
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The best price we've seen is $215 cheaper (around 30% less)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Length Quite long Help
70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F193 mm
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM173 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
2.9x
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
200 mm

competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Competitors

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$1,625 - $1,799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

Travel lens

$400 - $699

Zoom range Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

$630 - $999

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Sports lens

$1,222

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Sports lens

$2,195

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

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