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A Review of the New Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens

Tamron has established themselves as one of the most innovative lens manufacturers in the photo industry, creating a library of lenses that use smart compromises to offer competitive performance and image quality and performance at prices far more affordable than those of most first-party options. The new 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 continues that tradition, making it a potential workhorse of choice for many users, and this great video review takes a look at everything you can expect from the lens in usage. 

Coming to you from Stefan Malloch, this great video review takes a look at the new Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 lens for Sony E mount cameras. The original 28-75mm f/2.8 was a huge hit for the company, and Tamron eventually filled out the rest of the trio with a 17-28mm f/2.8 and the 70-180mm f/2.8. This version of the latter lens looks like another home run, offering sharp images even wide open in tandem with fast and accurate autofocus, vibration compensation, an improved minimum focusing distance, and weather-sealing. Of course, the biggest draw, however, is the price. When you consider that many 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses cost well north of $2,000, the value of the $1,299 of the new Tamron lens becomes quite apparent. Check out the video above for Malloch's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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