Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD Review

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Reviews of the Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD from around the web.

ephotozine.com »

Tamron are here offering a very interesting alternative concept to their already very fine 70-200mm f/2.8 option. Reduce the constant aperture to f/4, retain the high quality level and moisture resistance, and we end up with a much lighter, more compact optic that lends itself much better to travel photography, and indeed in any situation where the reduced bulk and weight are seen as an advantage. It might even cost less. So, voilà! we have the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens, reviewed here using the full frame Nikon D810 36MP body.
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cameralabs.com »

Tamron's new 70-210mm f4 VC zoom is a good lens: It's sharp, has reliable AF, and respectable image stabilization. Plus it offers a very usable maximum magnification of 1:2.7 at a working distance of 0.67m. The front lens has fluorine coating to repel dirt and the lens seems well-hardened against the elements. Plus it's the cheapest stabilized full-frame 70-200+mm f4 zoom you can buy.
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thephoblographer.com »

When testing the Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD, I had a whole lot of hope. The company’s lenses have been stellar and they’ve been winning many awards. But when it came to working with this lens, things were just off. The quality of the optics is fantastic as always. But where I saw issues was with performance–not only on the Canon 6D Mk II but with a Sony a7r III and a Metabones adapter. It could do the job, but with varying success that other lenses of similar types and focal lengths could do. The Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD isn’t a bad lens–it’s just one that I’d probably relegate just to studio work and sports with lots of bright light.
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dpreview.com »

The Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a lightweight telephoto zoom lens for DSLR cameras that comes in at an MSRP of $799 / £699 / €799, undercutting its Nikon and Canon competitors significantly. Despite the wallet-friendly price tag, the Tamron offers solid build quality and good optical performance. Let's dig into the details of how this lens stacks up.
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