differences

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

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Cheaper $829.99 vs $2,019.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,190 cheaper (2.4x less)
Slightly shorter 188 mm vs 206 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Better image stabilization Nikon VR II vs Tamron VC
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Less risk of blur
Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon FTamron VC
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR IINikon VR II
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 Nikon F188 mm
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II206 mm
Weight Heavy Help
1.5 kg

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
86 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

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Wildlife lens

$1,620

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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

Sports lens

$1,740 - $1,949

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

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

Sports lens

$595 - $769

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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

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

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Canon EF

Sports lens

$919 - $1,299

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
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

$913 - $1,222

Weight Slightly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

discussion Which do you think is better?

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