When Tamron sent me the 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD I was over the moon. This lens has been on my list for years and it didn’t disappoint. I know my review won’t do this lens justice so do me a favor, head out this weekend and rent it. Play with it, fall in love with it, then get it!
The Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is a dream lens. The images it is able to create straight out of the camera are amazing.
Why I love the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
Oh my sweet goodness! The compression created by this lens is amazing. It can make your subject pop against the background taking your image to a whole other level. Plus this lens helps to create beautiful blurry backgrounds that bring your viewers attention directly to your subject.
2. Focal length
If you have kids you know they don’t always play close by. It is nice to have a lens with a longer focal length but with a fixed aperture so you don’t have to interrupt the moment they are having to capture the shot. I’ve been able to capture soccer games, school parades and everyday moments without having to get in too close.
3. It is tack sharp
You don’t need to worry that you won’t be able to capture a sharp image with a lens that has such a long focal length. This lens is tack sharp. You can freeze any type of movement. Just make sure your shutter speed is fast enough and the lens will not disappoint.
4. Images look awesome straight out of the camera
There is something to be said about a lens with great color and compression that the image looks good right out of the camera. This image is straight out of the camera, just saved as a jpeg and uploaded.
5. Amazing portrait lens
Because of the compression it creates it is a great portrait lens. It is flattery and doesn’t distort your image.
6. Great indoors too
I always thought the 70-200mm had too long of a focal length to be used indoors. I was wrong. I love being able to use it both indoor and outdoor. Now, if I’m in a small room I will shoot with it at 70mm but you are still able to capture some great shots.
7. It’s affordable
Compare the Tamron version to other 70-200mm f/2.8 on the market.
8. Fixed aperture
When looking for zoom lenses I love those with a fixed aperture, meaning you can pick the aperture no matter what focal length it is on instead of a variable aperture which means depending on how far you have it zoomed the aperture may change as you zoom.
If you are looking for a tack sharp lens affordable lens to capture beautiful images of your life and family, definitely look into the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD.