In this review, we will be comparing Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD and Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II, two Telephoto Zoom lenses from Tamron and Sony. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 70-200mm focal range and a max aperture of F2.8 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD and Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD and the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD
||Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II
Size and Weight Comparison
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD weighs 1470g, which means it is 30g (2%) lighter than the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II which has a weight of 1500g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD and Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD is also available in Canon EF and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 70-200mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.