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

4.5
December 7, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness

Sharpness at 70mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens was attached to a Canon 5D Mark III body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frameThe full frame at 70mm

Both center and edge sharpness are outstanding between f/4 and f/16, with slight softness evident wide open at f/2.8. At f/22 sharpness is beginning to drop off a little due to diffraction.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8
f/4
f/5.6
f/8
f/11
f/16
f/22
f/32

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