Designed for users of full frame Nikon and Canon cameras, the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is a new, upgraded optic with moisture and dust resistance, faster AF and improved 5 stop VC (Vibration Compensation). Intended as a premium quality lens, it arrives hot on the heels of various marque lenses that have been proving to be very strong performers. Let’s see how the Tamron fares as it joins the fray of 70-200mm zooms, using the Canon EOS 5DS R camera body for this review.
Handling and Features
Starting at the front of this substantial lens, which weighs in at a hefty 1500g (1485g for the Nikon version), we find a generously sized petal lens hood that bayonets cleanly and crisply onto the lens. Its click stop is sufficient to hold the hood firmly in place, but not excessively tight. There is a 77mm filter thread.
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