differences

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

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Significantly cheaper $287.00 vs $2,096.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,810 cheaper (7.3x less)
Lighter 1.2 kg vs 1.5 kg
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Around 30% lighter
More magnification 1:3.1 (0.3) vs 1:8.3 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects more than 2.5x larger in your photo
Slightly shorter 193 mm vs 206 mm
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Around 10% shorter
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 Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Image stabilization Nikon VR II vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly smaller diameter 86 mm vs 89 mm
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Almost the same
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II206 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

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

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

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

Sports lens

$1,850 - $1,949

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon F

Sports lens

$979 - $1,299

Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Sports lens

$890 - $1,099

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Sports lens

$890 - $1,099

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

Telephoto lens

$396 - $899

Length Shorter
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

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

Sports lens

$1,017 - $1,222

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

discussion Which do you think is better?

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