Which 70-200mm lens should you buy? Kai from DigitalRev TV takes the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 and the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 lens on a walkabout and compares the two.

So you find yourself looking for a 70-200mm lens and here’s a fair price difference between the Canon and the Tamron, but is the difference in performance really that great?

Today Kai from DigitalRev TVΒ takes the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM out to compare the two.

If you have any questions about either 70-200mm lens, or would like a personalised recommendation, please leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you!


Tamron vs Canon 70-200mm f/2.8

  1. Interesting video. I’d like to know, however, how the two lenses compare purely in terms of sharpness. It would be great to see or do a star test on them.

    1. Hello Auke, thank you for your comment. Kai did touch on sharpness in min 6:34, commenting that the canon has better centre and corner sharpness, although not by much. Your request has been noted however and we’ll see if we can find a sharpness test to share.

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