Lens Test: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

Tamron stabilizes a pro favorite

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The new image stabilizer seems truly improved.Satoshi
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The focus in this photo is on the purple ball ornament to the left of this frame. The light was coming from a large window to the right of the scene. We'll have to test it in the lab, of course, but right out of the box it seemed pretty sharp.Popular Photography
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A group of pidgeons sitting on some power lines in the late afternoon.Popular Photography
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A rusted piece of metal and a mailbox shot in the shade.Popular Photography
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An aging gas tank shot in late afternoon in direct sun.Popular Photography
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A collection of old barrels shot in late afternoon.Popular Photography
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A group of plants blowing in the late afternoon wind.Popular Photography
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A piece of heavy machinery.Popular Photography
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A basketball backboard shot at F/8 for maximum sharpness and to give the VC a little bit of a test.Popular Photography
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A fire hydrant shot with strong backlight.Popular Photography
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A portrait shot with the sun directly at the subject's back.Popular Photography
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Zoomed all the way in on a tree in direct sunlight.Popular Photography
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Zoomed all the way out, it seems like the focal range is a bit shorter than I'd expect a 70-200mm lens to be.Popular Photography