Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Tamron replaced the older Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACRO Sony Alpha with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
Compare Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD Sony Alpha vs Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACRO Sony Alpha
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD is compatible with cameras that have 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.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD has a maximum diameter of 86mm and total length of 197mm.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD has a filter thread of 77mm.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD has a focal range of 70-200mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 105 - 300mm.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD with a weather sealed camera body such as Sony A99 II, Sony A77 II and Sony A99.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.13x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.3m. 0.13x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 70mm all the way to the 200mm .
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD's optical formula consists of 23 elements in 17 groups .
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC USD is available in Black color.
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