differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF

Image stabilization Tamron VC vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly cheaper $899.00 vs $1,149.95
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The best price we've seen is $251 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF Learn more about
the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Has a silent focus motor Canon USM vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Slightly lighter 1.3 kg vs 1.5 kg
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More than 10% lighter
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L 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
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF188 mm
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM193 mm
Weight Heavy Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF1.5 kg
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM1.3 kg

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF86 mm
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM84 mm

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

competitors

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF Competitors

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II

Wildlife lens

$139 - $199

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Length Shorter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Sports lens

$639 - $769

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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

$2,235

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Competitors

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sports lens

$820

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Length Significantly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Canon EF

Wildlife lens

$891 - $989

Max focal length Much better telephoto
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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

Sports lens

$1,736 - $1,899

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive

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