Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

4.5
December 7, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM

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The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens was released back in 2004 as a smaller, lighter alternative to Canon's L-series telephoto lenses, yet still offering superb image quality thanks to its Diffractive Optical (DO) element. With the recent release of the 70-300mm L series lens, which we enthusiastically reviewed last week, is the slightly cheaper 70-300mm DO lens still worth considering? Read our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM review to find out.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

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The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM is a new compact L-series telezoom lens. It offers the usual high build quality of Canon's luxury lenses, optical image stabilisation, a ring-type ultrasonic motor for fast auto-focusing, and an eight-blade circular diaprhragm which promises excellent bokeh. That distinctive white coating doesn't come cheap, though, so read our Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Review to find out if it's worth the investment.

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