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The peak of telephoto lenses is now here in a compact package. The Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens has a VC (Vibration Compensation), Tamron’s Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System that offers a standout quality in imagery in its class. Equipped with USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) that delivers fast autofocus, your images will be in an accurate response and can now be captured as easy with a professional touch. Its Low Dispersion (LD) Glass will lessen chromatic aberration and the Moisture-resistant construction will give you assurance that moist will not penetrate your lens. The combination of F/32 Aperture, 9 (rounded diaphragm), and ø77 Filter Diameter, will give blur effects to your images but will help achieve crisp outcome in its natural sharpness. It is compatible with APS-C and Full Frame Sensor DSLR Cameras.
Product Features in Detail
Higher function for great photos
The apex of telephoto lenses in a compact package. “SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD”(*1) with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization delivers leading-edge image quality in a body that’s smallest(*2) in its class. Equipped with Tamron’s proprietary USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor, this lens boasts a speedy autofocus so that you can capture that one decisive moment. For sports, journalism, fashion, weddings, or even landscapes, the 70-200mm will exceed your expectations every time.
Technology and innovation all packed into one small place
The most compact*2 lens body in its class, and it’s equipped with Tamron’s USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor and VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to reduce camera shake so you can achieve the previously unobtainable.
Delivering leading-edge image quality
With one special XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass(*3) and four LD (Low Dispersion) elements, this lens offers a new level of correction for chromatic aberrations. The new advanced optical design delivers higher performance with excellent contrast and resolution.
USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
The quiet high-torque USD motor ensures a speedy and accurate autofocus response.
Add 4 stops for shake-free shooting: VC (Vibration Compensation)
This high-speed F/2.8 telephoto zoom lens is equipped with the VC mechanism that delivers sharp and vivid viewfinder images. Even in low-light situations, VC reduces camera shake to deliver sharp images.
Rounded diaphragm and high-speed deliver spectacular blur effects
Using a rounded diaphragm(*4), this lens achieves spectacular blur effects. By distinctively blurring backgrounds and foregrounds this high-speed lens creates images that bring your subject into focus, thus to life.
Full-time manual focus
Fine focus adjustments using manual focus can be made during autofocus shooting, without the need to change focus mode.
Moisture-resistant construction helps protect from the elements
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
Super Performance for Discriminating Shooters
Tamron SP (Super Performance) series is a line of ultra-high-performance lenses designed and manufactured to the exacting specifications demanded by professionals and others who require the highest possible image quality. In creating SP lenses Tamron’s optical designers put their foremost priority on achieving superior performance parameters—they are all designed to a higher standard with little regard for cost constraints. As a result, Tamron lenses bearing the SP designation feature impressive and innovative designs that have established an enviable reputation for excellence among those knowledgeable photographers that demand the very best.
Tamron’s Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System: Handheld camera shake is the leading cause of blurry and unsharp pictures. Several leading companies now make lenses with built-in optical image-stabilization systems that sense the amplitude and direction of the shake and compensate by moving optical groups within the lens. Tamron’s exclusive new Vibration Compensation (VC) system that’s built into the Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lenses performs a similar function, but it executes it much more effectively due to its innovative breakthrough design.
While other image-stabilization systems can only correct the effects of camera shake in horizontal or vertical planes, Tamron’s VC system uses a tri-axial configuration that employs three pairs of driving coils and low-friction ball bearings placed around the shake-compensating optical group to produce, in effect, a free-floating shake compensator. This simple, elegant system is able to compensate for camera shake that occurs in diagonal direction as well as for up-and-down and side-to-side movements. Furthermore, due to its simple, low-friction design it is more responsive and durable than previous systems. The Tamron 28-300mm VC and 18-270mm VC lenses incorporate a highly sensitive and accurate gyro sensor for detecting even the slightest hand shake, and that,combined with a 32-bit RISC CPU and Tamron’s proprietary Algorithms and actuator, provides unequalled real-world performance. The bottom line: Tamron VC provides up to a 4-stop advantage in shooting sharp handheld pictures at slower shutter speeds along with a smooth, stable viewfinder image that is the envy of other shake-control systems. You can expect to see the VC feature built into more Tamron lenses in the future.
Ultrasonic Silent Drive
Tamron’s USD works with the high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations that are produced by a ring called a ‘stator’. Energy from the vibrations is used to rotate an attached metallic ring known as the ‘rotor’. Piezoelectric ceramic, an element that produces ultrasonic vibrations when voltage of a specific frequency is applied is arranged in a ring formation on the stator. This electrode configuration of piezoelectric ceramic causes two ultrasonic vibrations to occur in the stator.
By effectively combining these two ultrasonic vibrations, it is possible to convert the energy from the vibrations that produced simple motion into energy known as ‘deflective traveling waves’, which then moves around the circumference (rotation direction) of the ring.
With the USD, the friction between these deflective traveling waves created on the metallic surface of the stator and the surface of the rotor produce force, causing the rotor to rotate. The focusing ring lens, which is linked to the rotor, is thus moved, creating a fast and smooth auto-focus drive.
Low Dispersion (LD) Glass for Greater Lens Sharpness
Low dispersion (LD) glass elements in a lens help reduce chromatic aberration; the tendency of light of different colors to come to different points of focus at the image plane. Chromatic aberration reduces the sharpness of an image, but glass with an extremely lowdispersion index, has less of a tendency to separate (defract) a ray of light into a rainbow of colors. This characteristic allows the lens designer to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the center of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (towards the edges of the field) that often occurs at short focal lengths (the wide-angle end of the zoom range.)
Extra Low Dispersion
Lens elements are made from specialized high-grade glass and have even more effective dispersive properties than LD elements. The result is a lens that delivers sharp contrast and better resolution.
Included in the Box
Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Flower-shaped Lens hood
24 months warranty with Maxwells International Australia
This Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 Di VC USD Lens comes with 24 months warranty with Maxwells International Australia.
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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|Lens Construction (Groups/Elements)||17/23|
|Angle of View (Diagonal)||34°21′-12°21' (with full-size SLR cameras)|
|22°33′-7°59' (with APS-C sized sensor digital SLR cameras)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.3m (51.2 in)|
|Macro Magnification Ratio||1: 8 (at f=200mm: MFD 1.3m)|
|Weight||1470g (51.9 oz)*|
|(including detachable tripod mount)|
|Length(*1)||188.3mm (7.4 in)*|
|Entire Length(*2)||196.7mm (7.7 in)*|
|Diaphragm Blade Number||9 (rounded diaphragm)(*3)|
|Accessory||Flower-shaped Lens hood|
|Mount||Canon, Nikon, Sony A mount(*4)|