Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF boasts an all-new optical design, faster autofocus speed and a reworked VC system to deliver up to 5 stops of image stabilisation. Its improved VC system allows for handheld telephoto shooting in low light, whilst enhanced AF and responsiveness ensures accurate high-speed focusing, making it perfect for a broad range of genres including weddings, sports, wildlife and photojournalism.
Based on the previous model (A009), the optical design has been revised and improved. Both the resolution and contrast reproduction performance far exceeds the present levels. Bokeh has been enhanced and expanded to deliver outstanding background effects across the entire zoom range. Use of a circular diaphragm with nine blades further improves bokeh. The optical design of the new lens consists of 23 elements in 17 groups. Optimum deployment of XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements thoroughly eliminate chromatic aberrations, which tend to become particularly prominent in high-speed telephoto lenses, across the entire zoom range, while ensuring uniform, high-level image quality even on the periphery of the image plane.
The new lens is also fully compatible with the TELE CONVERTER 1.4x (Model TC-X14)*2 and TELE CONVERTER 2.0x (Model TC-X20)*2, which increase the focal length of the lens to 1.4 times and 2 times the original, respectively. Changes in zoom range when used with SP 70-200 mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025).
Features of the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF
- Canon EF mount for DSLRs
- Fast telephoto zoom for 35mm full-frame DSLRs
- Perfect for sports, wildlife, weddings, gigs, and more.
- Fast, bright F/2.8 aperture.
- All-new optical designed delivers faster AF.
- Image Stabilisation performance up to 5 stops.
- Vibration Compensation (VC) – three modes.
- 0.95m minimum focusing distance.
- eBAND Coating to reduce flare and ghosting.
- Moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction.
- Flourine Coating for greater protection of the element
- Lightweight and an easy-to-hold tripod mount (Arca-Swiss compatible).
- Extended 5 years warranty – Register Here
High resolution meets beautiful bokeh
Every aspect of the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 G2 (Model A025) zoom has been improved, providing high image quality and enhanced bokeh throughout. Optical design features include XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations across the entire zoom range, ensuring optimum resolution— even at the edges. eBAND Coating designed exclusively for this new zoom offers superior anti- reflection properties, greatly minimizing flare and ghosting. And refined bokeh provides spectacular background effects from nearly any angle.
MOD reduced to 0.95m
Improvements to the new SP 70-200mm F/2.8 G2 extend well into the lens barrel. Tamron has reduced the MOD from 1.3m (50.7 in) in our older model to 0.95m (37.4 in), allowing a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.1. The shorter MOD, coupled with the superb optical performance of this new zoom, allows you to significantly broaden your range of expression.
Accuracy in action
The USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor, along with two high-performance microcomputers, ensures excellent focusing speed and accuracy. The Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to make fine adjustments while using AF, without having to switch from AF to MF mode.
Keep it steady with VC equal to 5 stops
Tamron’s best-in-class VC* image stabilization performance is equivalent to 5 stops**, according to CIPA standards. Plus, this lens offers a choice of three VC modes, including one exclusively for panning. Now you can match the VC mode to your shooting conditions and enjoy sharp, jitter-free handheld shooting—even in low light.
Two optional exclusive new teleconverters
Two optional exclusive teleconverters, which match the optics of the new SP 70-200mm G2, offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, and provide a maximum zoom range up to 400mm. These new teleconverters extend focal length of the master lens, making it possible to take pictures in farther telephoto ranges.
Intuitive design and leading-edge performance
In keeping with the SP series’ “Human Touch” design, the A025 is both durably built and user friendly. The focus and zoom rings, textured grip and Arca-Swiss style tripod interface enhance speed and utility. And like all SP models, this new lens has an ergonomic shape for easy gripping and a lens hood with smooth curves that match the barrel.
What’s in the box?
- Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF
- Front and Rear Lens Caps
- Lens Hood
- Tripod Mount
- Lens Case
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Specifications of the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF
|Angle of View (diagonal)||34°21′ – 12°21′
(for full-frame format)
22°33′ – 7°59′
(for APS-C format)
|Optical Construction||23 elements in 17 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||0.95m (37.4 in)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:6.1|
|Length*||193.8mm (7.6 in) Canon
191.3mm (7.5 in) Nikon
|Weight**||1,500g (52.9 oz) Canon
1,485g (52.4 oz) Nikon
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm)***|
|Image Stabilization Performance||5 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
Using in VC MODE 3
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used
For Nikon: D810 is used
|Standard Accessories||Lens hood, Lens caps, Lens pouch|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon EF|