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
Cheaper $590.04 vs $2,245.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,655 cheaper (3.8x less)
Lighter 1.1 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

$1,739 - $1,899

Lowest price Cheaper
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Travel lens

$943 - $947

Zoom range Much more zoom
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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

$649 - $1,299

Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$325 - $369

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Significantly shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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