Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony Alpha mount cameras.Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD was replaced with Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD Sony Alpha. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACRO Sony Alpha vs Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD Sony Alpha
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD 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 LD is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF 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 LD has a maximum diameter of 90mm and total length of 194mm.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD has a filter thread of 77mm.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD 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.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G , Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G SSM II and Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM. in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD 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 LD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.32x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.95m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.32x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD 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 LD's optical formula consists of 19 elements in 16 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 LD elements.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD is available in Black color.
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