TCSTV: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 vs Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM

TCSTV compared the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 vs Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM and the Tamron came out on top. You can read a summary of the video below:

  • The Tamron is affordable
  • It is great for nature and a little action photography if it can keep up
  • The Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM is full-featured and great, but heavy as XXXX
  • The Sony ways twice what the Tamron does which makes you think the Sony will be better
  • Love the feel of the Tamron even though it is a little plasticy
  • Missing 20mm on the long end to make it smaller and lighter weight
  • Don’t miss the 20mm
  • AF performance is equal to Sony
  • Sony has OIS, but Tamron does not
  • Filming video is best with OIS
  • Teleconverter from Sony doesn’t work with Tamron, but there is space for a TC
  • 9 blade aperture for Tamron
  • 11 blade aperture for Sony
  • Bokeh is pretty equal for the two
  • Sony has better contrast shooting directly into the sun
  • The Tamron has a lock as its only function
  • Zoom and Focus ring are the opposite of Sony lenses
  • The Sony lens looks more professional and it is fully featured
  • If you like shooting with bigger gear then you will likely go with the Sony
  • Tamron had a great hit rate
  • Both have weather sealing
  • The Tamron has 1:2 Macro that the Sony can’t compete with
  • The close focus performance of the Tamron wakes it great for indoor photography
  • If you are using your camera more for cinema get the Sony otherwise get the Tamron

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