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Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO

29 July 2009
Arkadiusz Olech

9. Ghosting and flares


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This category is quite interesting. Analog camera designed Canon L lenses don’t manage here well. The situation with the Nikkon is different, though. The older 80-200 mm f/2.8 fares here better than the newer 70-200 mm VR but it might be because of more optical elements inside, on which there can be some additional flares.

At the shortest focal length, the Tamron optics flares are similar to those of the Sigma but, in the case of the Sigma, this aberration decreased swiftly with the longer focal length. The Tamron doesn’t fare so well. The artifacts are still clearly visible at 135 mm and at 200 mm are smaller but still present.

Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO - Ghosting and flares

Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO - Ghosting and flares

Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO - Ghosting and flares