Canon 70 200mm 2.8 Vs Tamron

By | 14/10/2022

Canon lxx-200 f/2.eight IS vs Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2

Canon 70-200 f/two.8 IS vs Tamron 70-200mm f/two.eight G2

I’m looking for a telezoom lens and considering the Canon 70-200 f/2.viii IS (MK1) and the Tamron seventy-200mm f/2.viii G2. The Canon I’d get it 2d hand and the Tamron I can get it new (well-nigh probable grey-market place / hong kong import). I’m using a Catechism 7D MK1.

What I Shoot:
Mostly sports (golf and table tennis) and occasionally another mixed uses such every bit portraits. Won’t be using a tripod. Non a pixel peeper.

Anyone had experiences with either or both of these lenses? Probably the thing that I’k nigh concerned about is the speed and accuracy of the autofocus of the lens. I’ve heard that the Tamron G2 is just slightly below the MK2 version of the Canon in most aspects just what about when compared to the MK1?

And lastly, should I have any concerns virtually buying a grey import version of the Tamron? I live in Commonwealth of australia. Thanks in accelerate.



Catechism EOS 7D



Catechism EF 24-70mm f/ii.8L USM



Canon EF lxx-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

beagle1 •

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Re: Canon seventy-200 f/two.8 IS vs Tamron lxx-200mm f/ii.8 G2

michaelguo wrote:

I’thousand looking for a telezoom lens and considering the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS (MK1) and the Tamron lxx-200mm f/two.8 G2. The Catechism I’d get information technology second hand and the Tamron I can get it new (most likely gray-market / hong kong import). I’one thousand using a Catechism 7D MK1.

What I Shoot:
By and large sports (golf game and table tennis) and occasionally another mixed uses such as portraits. Won’t exist using a tripod. Non a pixel peeper.

Anyone had experiences with either or both of these lenses? Probably the thing that I’1000 well-nigh concerned near is the speed and accurateness of the autofocus of the lens. I’ve heard that the Tamron G2 is merely slightly below the MK2 version of the Canon in most aspects but what about when compared to the MK1?

And lastly, should I have any concerns about buying a grey import version of the Tamron? I live in Commonwealth of australia. Cheers in accelerate.

detailed reviews on both lens are here:
www.opticallimits.com

if you’re using the lens for sports get the Canon either version (AF is faster )

fishy wishy

Re: Canon seventy-200 f/2.8 IS vs Tamron 70-200mm f/ii.eight G2

Image quality will exist a bit meliorate on the Tamron, focus accuracy should be a bit better on the IS.

But the risk of buying the IS from a private private is greater than that of fifty-fifty a grey marketplace Tamron.

Where I am the G2 costs more than the IS. If they are the aforementioned cost I would get with the Tamron.

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Cato1040 •

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Re: Catechism 70-200 f/2.8 IS vs Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2

fishy wishy wrote:

Image quality will exist a bit better on the Tamron, focus accuracy should be a bit better on the IS.

But the take a chance of buying the IS from a private private is greater than that of even a grey market Tamron.

Where I am the G2 costs more than the IS. If they are the same toll I would get with the Tamron.

Agreed.

The only other thing I’d bespeak out is that the Tamron zoom ring turns oppositely to that of the Canon and then if you lot’re used to the fashion other Canon zoom lenses piece of work, that could be quite abrasive.



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Re: Catechism 70-200 f/2.viii IS vs Tamron seventy-200mm f/2.8 G2

Cheers for the suggestions everyone. I concluded upwardly going with the Canon. Originally the Catechism and the Tamron were pretty much the same toll but I managed to find quite a good second manus deal for virtually $300 less. It was local so I got to inspect information technology starting time.

And then far, I’ve but had i golf shoot with it and I am quite pleased. The autofocus is super fast and authentic. Keeper rate was at virtually 90%. I’m happy with the epitome quality as well though probably the Tamron G2 could produce even sharper images (just since I don’t take it, I tin’t say).



Catechism EOS 7D



Canon EF 24-70mm f/ii.8L USM



Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

beagle1 •

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Re: Canon 70-200 f/ii.8 IS vs Tamron seventy-200mm f/two.viii G2

michaelguo wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I ended up going with the Canon. Originally the Canon and the Tamron were pretty much the aforementioned price simply I managed to find quite a skilful second hand deal for almost $300 less. It was local so I got to inspect it beginning.

Then far, I’ve merely had one golf game shoot with it and I am quite pleased. The autofocus is super fast and accurate. Keeper rate was at nigh xc%. I’thou happy with the image quality as well though probably the Tamron G2 could produce even sharper images (but since I don’t accept it, I can’t say).

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