Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD vs Sony 70-200mm 2.8 GM

The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD has been pretty well-reviewed so far and that is not changing with Manny Ortiz. He decided to compare the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD vs Sony 70-200mm 2.8 GM and below are some of his test results.

Tracking Performance of 19 Photos
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD
100% hit rate

Sony 70-200mm 2.8 GM
70% hit rate

Image Quality
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD
Sharp and accurate

Sony 70-200mm 2.8 GM
Maybe a tad sharper when in focus, but back focuses a lot

Focus Speed
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD
Comparable with plenty of light and low

Sony 70-200mm 2.8 GM
Comparable with plenty of light and low

Weight
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD
Light

Sony 70-200mm 2.8 GM
Heavy

Conclusion
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD
Great performance for the price and would recommend because you won’t miss the 3rd party. You can buy all 3 Tamron lenses for the price of one Sony lens

Sony 70-200mm 2.8 GM
Very expensive and not worth the money compared to the Tamron

Epilog
Tamron makes Sony a much more attractive system due to its trilogy of lenses. You can get a full high-end professional setup for a very reasonable price.

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