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 smaller diameter 86 mm vs 89 mm
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Almost the same
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 Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Slightly lighter 1.1 kg vs 1.5 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Slightly cheaper $638.89 vs $899.00
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The best price we've seen is $260 cheaper (around 30% less)
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the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF

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
70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF193 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Canon EF$899.00
70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Canon EF$638.89

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
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Sports lens

$1,150 - $1,249

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

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

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Nikon F

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Nikon F

Wide angle lens

$399

Length Significantly shorter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly 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
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

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

Wildlife lens

$140 - $299

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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