differences

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

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 Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs Tamron USD
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Focuses quickly and silently
Cheaper $581.08 vs $1,107.19
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The best price we've seen is $526 cheaper (around 50% less)
Slightly lighter 1.1 kg vs 1.5 kg
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More than 20% lighter
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

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 Nikon F188 mm
70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F193 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

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

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Low light lens

$1,086 - $1,199

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Length Significantly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
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

$2,146

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
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

$1,460 - $1,799

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price More expensive

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

$1,099

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Wide minimum Significantly wider 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

$769

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

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