wsandman1's reviews

  • Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro SP AF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Image Quality, Near Macro Performance, Light size & weight for lens type
    slow AF, somewhat noisy

    I found this to be an excellent lens for photographing plants/flowers and also very good for most wedding photography. I was planning o repacing my Canon 70 - 200 F4 with this one. However, it's too slow for sports. I will definitely keep it but I won't be able to get rid of my old Canon F4 version of this focal length. I found the quality to be on par with the Canon and the ability to shoot at 2.8 to be advantageous over the F4 lens indooors. I forgot to add that I have a full frame camera (5d).

    reviewed January 1st, 2009 (purchased for $699)