Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Shipping Date – 7th March 2008

Tamron has just announced the shipping date of Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 which will be available from 7th March 2008.


First available in Canon EOS mount, follow up by Nikon, Sony and then Pentax mounts.

The lens was first announced in March 2007 under development. Using 77mm filter size, removable tripod collar, MSRP at 10δΈ‡4,790円 (around RM3.2k). Street price should be 70-80% of MSRP, which means the lens is sure going to be a hit!

Tamron is well known for creating good value for money lenses! πŸ˜€

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  1. Good thinking (and opportunity) from Tamron. There should be more 3rd party lenses, as there are really not many 3rd party lenses in the market at all!

  2. Hi Louis,
    The best part of this Tamron lens is that it is going to be much cheaper than what is already in the market. Estimate to be around RM2k. πŸ™‚

  3. This is one of the best medium tele zoom I have used it comparing the price and picture quality to my Nikon AF-D 80-200mm F2.8 and AF-S 70-200mm F2.8 VR .
    I have compare all this with my latest purchased of this Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 as I feel for the price and the picture quality, I gave this lens 10/10 against the rest of the 2 Nikkor lenses taken on my Nikon D3,D700 and D300 on picture quality and 9/10 on the construction and material used on this Tamron.
    All photo was taken RAW and open on SilkyPix Developer Studio Version 3.
    I use it more often than my 2 Nikkor Zoom lenses .
    Motor Noise level and accurracy of focusing is very good for the price and quite fast as long as not for fast moving objects as I believe the engineer in Tamron has designed this Medium Tele zoom more for Landscape or Macro ( its the shortest range in Macro comparing to the other 2 Nikkor zoom lens I am using now ) rather than sports photography .

    For those who considering on a very good and high Quality Medium Tele zoom ,this is one lens that all should consider .

    My advice is to try a few lenses before buying as the contact point between the lens and the Nikon camera body sometimes may have some slight misalightment .

    This is one point that the Tamron engineer has to look into it very seriously if they want to increase more sales.

    For me its not a big problem as I hardly used any Auto Focus nor the camera metering as I used a Separate Color Meter and Spotmeter for my photography.

    Keep it up Tamron, waiting for more good news .
    Mr.Kim Gary
    35 years as a Amateur Photographer in Landscape and Macro.

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