TAMRON SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens (CANON)

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XLD Element, Five LD Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
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SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

 

Expand your image of fast telephoto shooting

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.

 

Focal length: 200mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/80sec ISO: 200

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.

 

Focal length: 200mm Exposure: F/2.8 1/2000sec ISO800

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

 

Internal zoom combines reliability with stability

An internal zoom provides stability by minimizing changes to the center of gravity while shooting. Combined with Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction, the internal zoom creates an easier all-around shooting experience. Also, since the total length of the barrel never changes while zooming, you can easily shoot through obstructions such as wire fencing.

 

Two exclusive new tele converters

Two exclusive tele converters, 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 tele converters extend focal length of the master lens, making it possible to take pictures in farther telephoto ranges.

 

FEATURES

Focal length: 70mm Exposure: F/4 1/640sec ISO800

Reduce flare and ghosting with eBAND and BBAR

Two highly developed lens coating technologies, eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency), which uses nanotechnology, and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) combine to increase light transmission and to reduce flare and ghosting to imperceptible levels. The lens delivers high contrast, sharp and clear images.

 

Electromagnetic diaphragm system compatible with Nikon cameras

An electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is employed in Nikon-mount lenses*. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.

 

Lightweight, easy-to-hold tripod mount is compatible with an Arca-Swiss type quick-release plate

A new textured grip and Arca-Swiss style tripod interface enhance both speed and utility. And because the tripod mount is made of lightweight magnesium, it is much easier to carry.

 

Image illustrates resistance to grime (oil-based felt marker)
Left side: Without Fluorine Coating
Right side: With Fluorine Coating

Fluorine Coating for protection and safe cleaning

The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints.

 

Moisture-proof and dust-resistant construction

Ideal for use in outdoor photography, SP 70-200mm G2 offers Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction, thanks to special moisture-proof and dust-resistant sealants used at every joint and seam. The sealant material helps to prevent the intrusion of any dirt, dust or water droplets compared to conventional moisture-resistant construction.

 

Compatible with the TAMRON TAP-in Console™

The optional TAP-in Console™ provides a USB connection to your personal computer, enabling you to easily update your lens’s firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.

 

The F/2.8 G2 with VC trinity is completed

The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) integrates engineering with human touch design, aiming at intuitive operability, while still emphasizing minute details and texture. The lens is more user-friendly because of innovations including a new switch box design, an improved distant-scale window, and the precision and stability of the metallic mount.
Now three of high-speed zoom lens with VC, SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041), SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) and SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025), are reborn as Generation 2, providing you with the feeling of luxury and operation unique to the human touch design.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Model A025
Focal Length 70-200mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
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
Filter Size φ77mm
Maximum Diameter φ88mm
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)***
Minimum Aperture F/22
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, Tripod mount
Compatible Mounts Canon EF mount, 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.

 

MTF Chart

Optical Construction (23 elements in 17 groups)

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Tamron