Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Review

March 27, 2017 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 135mm

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 G2 lens was attached to a Canon EOS 5DS R 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 135mm

Both center and edge sharpness are excellent between f/4 and f/11, with some softness evident wide open at f/2.8 At f/16 and f/22 sharpness is beginning to drop off a little due to diffraction.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
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f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f22.jpg f22.jpg