Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 SP
Expand your image of fast telephoto shooting
Discover a new way to be true to your vision.
The new SP70-200mm F/2.8 G2 (Model A025) telephoto lens reimagines the highly acclaimed Model A009 with enhanced optical performance, improved VC (Vibration Compensation), faster AF speed and accuracy, and shortened MOD (Minimum Object Distance) for greater flexibility. What’s more, compatibility with Tamron tele converters provides additional focal length.
In keeping with the SP series’ innovative technology, the lens is designed to be durable, flexible and resilient enough to rise to any occasion.
High resolution meets beautiful bokeh
Every aspect of the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 G2 (Model A025) zoom has been improved, providing high image quality and enhanced bokeh throughout. Optical design features include XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low Dispersion) glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations across the entire zoom range, ensuring optimum resolution— even at the edges. eBAND Coating designed exclusively for this new zoom offers superior anti- reflection properties, greatly minimizing flare and ghosting. And refined bokeh provides spectacular background effects from nearly any angle.
Focal length: 200mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/2000sec ISO200
MOD reduced to 0.95m
Improvements to the new SP 70-200mm F/2.8 G2 extend well into the lens barrel. Tamron has reduced the MOD from 1.3m (50.7 in) in our older model to 0.95m (37.4 in), allowing a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.1. The shorter MOD, coupled with the superb optical performance of this new zoom, allows you to significantly broaden your range of expression.
Accuracy in action
The USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor, along with two high-performance microcomputers, ensures excellent focusing speed and accuracy. The Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to make fine adjustments while using AF, without having to switch from AF to MF mode.
Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/4sec ISO400
Keep it steady with VC equal to 5 stops
Tamron’s best-in-class VC* image stabilization performance is equivalent to 5 stops**, according to CIPA standards. Plus, this lens offers a choice of three VC modes, including one exclusively for panning. Now you can match the VC mode to your shooting conditions and enjoy sharp, jitter-free handheld shooting—even in low light.
* Among 70-200mm F/2.8 interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras.
(As of January, 2017. Source: Tamron.)
** Using in VC MODE 3 For Canon: 5D-MKIII is used For Nikon: D810 is used
Two exclusive new teleconverters
Two exclusive teleconverters, which match the optics of the new SP 70-200mm G2, offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, and provide a maximum zoom range up to 400mm. These new teleconverters extend focal length of the master lens, making it possible to take pictures in farther telephoto ranges.
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Intuitive design and leading-edge performance
In keeping with the SP series’ “Human Touch” design, the A025 is both durably built and user friendly. The focus and zoom rings, textured grip and Arca-Swiss style tripod interface enhance speed and utility. And like all SP models, this new lens has an ergonomic shape for easy gripping and a lens hood with smooth curves that match the barrel.
|Angle of View (diagonal)||34°21′ – 12°21′
(for full-frame format)
22°33′ – 7°59′
(for APS-C format)
|Optical Construction||23 elements in 17 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||0.95m (37.4 in)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:6.1|
|Length*||193.8mm (7.6 in) Canon
191.3mm (7.5 in) Nikon
|Weight**||1,500g (52.9 oz) Canon
1,485g (52.4 oz) Nikon
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm)***|
|Image Stabilization Performance||5 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
Using in VC MODE 3
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used
For Nikon: D810 is used
|Standard Accessories||Lens hood, Lens caps, Lens pouch|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon|
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** Weight includes the weight of detachable tripod mount.
*** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
Internal Focusing (IF) System – The extension length of the lens does not change during focussing and the close focussing distance is significantly reduced across the entire focusing range.
VC (Vibration Compensation) – The VC Image Stabilizer delivers sharp and shake-free images, as well as a smooth viewfinder image.
USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) – Powerful ultrasonic motor for quick and dynamic subjects. It is extremely quiet, precise and allows manual control at any time.
Super PerformanceTamron’s Super Performance series delivers a range of lenses that meet the highest standards.
eBAND Coating – Nano-structured lens coating to protect against unwanted reflection and ghosting.
LD (Low Dispersion) – Lens element for greater image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration.
Zoom Lock (ZL) Mechanism – Protects against undesired extension of the lens barrel.
|lens mount compatibility||
Canon EF, Nikon F
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