Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD (A034) review (D. Abbott)

Tamron 70-210mm F/4

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Dustin Abbott concluded his exhaustive review of the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD (A034), a relatively inexpensive option in this zoom range.

From the conclusion:

There’s a lot to like about Tamron’s most recent lens, from the build to the excellent magnification to the excellent price. The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC provides a nice alternative to existing options, yet Canon may have upstaged Tamron with the recent announcement of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II, a heavily updated and improved lens. Still, for those on a budget, the reality that the new Canon will cost 50% more than the Tamron might still be a compelling factor. At the same time, however, I cannot deliver complete approbation of the A034, as I felt that in some areas it underperformed my expectations. It is a sharp lens, but is clearly outclassed by the larger Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 lens. I found the autofocus a little slower than expected (the recent Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC was much faster) and also found the autofocus a little more prone to hunting in some situations.

Dustin’s review comes with sample images, comparisons and more information about the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD. The video below sums it up very well.

 

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD image quality breakdown and review (video)

Tamron 70-210mm F/4

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Dustin Abbott breaks discusses the image quality of the relatively inexpensive  Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD zoom lens, and how the lens compares to its faster sibling, the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. The lens was tested on the Canon EOS 80D.

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD review (D. Abbott)

Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD at a glance;

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott feels the pulse of the new Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens in his 21 minutes video review. The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 is getting much love from reviewers.

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD review (editor’s choice, ePhotozine)

Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD at a glance;

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

ePhotozine reviewed the new Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens.

The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD appears to be a reviewer’s darling. This $799 lens gets a glowing verdict:

Some lenses are impossible to dislike, and this is certainly one of them. It is compact and light compared to the f/2.8 lenses, performance is excellent and gives beautifully crisp images, handling is superb and the price very attractive. The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD is a lens for any Canon or Nikon user to put very high on their list and an Editor’s Choice.

Tamron gives you 5 years warranty on their lenses. And that’s juts one of the many things the reviewers liked on the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD. The new Tamron excels in the sharpness department, has no flare, well controlled distortion, low CA, a 5 stops image stabilisation system (named VC in the Tamron universe), and many more things to like. ePhotozine gave the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD 5 stars out of 5, and it’s their editors choice.

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 review (ephotozine)

tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8

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

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 at a glance:
  • Canon EF-Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XLD Element, Five LD Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Compatible Tripod Mount
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

Tamron announced a very interesting lens with the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2. ephotozine posted their review, and they appear to be quite fond of the SP 70-200mm F/2.8. Quoting:

The Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is on the same level playing field as lenses costing up to twice as much, punching far above its weight. It may not have the same silky smoothness in operation as its more expensive competition, but it delivers the goods, making no compromise on image quality.

Add to that the amazing VC system and moisture and dust resistance and Tamron have a definite winner on their hands. Read the review…

The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is in stock and ready to ship at $1,299:  Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon.

Product description after the break.

Click here to open the rest of the article

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III vs Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 VC video comparison

Ef 16-35mm F/2.8L III

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical & Two UD Elements
  • Subwavelength & Air Sphere Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Fluorine Coating on Exposed Elements
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Interesting lens comparison by reviewer and photographer Dustin Abbott. Dustin compares the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III with the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 VC, a lens that costs half the Canon. Is the Canon worth two times the price of the Tamron?

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • XGM and LD Glass Elements
  • Vibration Compensation
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive AF System
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • SILKYPIX Developer Studio Software