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
Slightly shorter 188 mm vs 206 mm
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Around 10% shorter
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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
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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

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

Sports lens

$1,899

Magnification Slightly more magnification
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Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Sports lens

$1,222

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM

Macro lens

Magnification Much more magnification
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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

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

Sports lens

$1,299

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
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Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Sports lens

$769

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

Weight Lighter
Length Shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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