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Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM vs Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACRO

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM vs Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACROto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 70-200mm f4.0L USM Top Features

  • 70-200mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 705g.
  • Diameter: 76mm
  • Length: 172mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.2m
  • Max Magnification:0.21x

Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD Top Features

  • 70-200mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 1330g.
  • Diameter: 90mm
  • Length: 194mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.95m
  • Max Magnification:0.32x

Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACRO

Our Winner: Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM over Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACRO

Weight 705g vs 1330g
Diameter 76mm vs 90mm
Length 172mm vs 194mm
Filter Thread 67mm vs 77mm

Pros Of Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACRO over Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 4
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 4
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 8
Minimum Focus Distance 0.95m vs 1.2m
Max Magnification 0.32x vs 0.21x

Cons Of Canon EF 70-200mm f4.0L USM and Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF MACRO
Image Stabilization No vs No
Weather Sealing No vs No

Canon 70-200mm f4.0L USM vs Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD All Features

General Canon 70-200mm f4.0L USM Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 LD
Brand Canon Tamron
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Zoom
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 70-200mm 70-200mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Grey and Black Black
Zoom Method Rotary (internal) Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom No
Zoom Lock Unknown
Zoom Ratio 2.9X 2.9X
Aperture
Max Aperture F4.0 F2.8
Min Aperture F32.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 8 9
Optics
Optical Elements 16 19
Optical Groups 13 16
Special Elements unknown 3 LD elements
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 1.2m 0.95m
Max Magnification 0.21X 0.32X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ring-type ultrasonic Micromotor
Full Time Manual Yes No
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 705g 1330g
Diameter 76mm 90mm
Length 172mm 194mm
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount Plastic and metal barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown No
Filter Thread 67mm 77mm
Filter Notes circular polarizing filter can be attached and used without difficulty as the front lens element does not rotate during focusing Does not rotate on focus
Hood Supplied Unknown Yes
Hood Code ET-74 Unknown
Tripod Collar Unknown Yes
Optional Accessories Soft Case LZ1224 Tripod collar
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