Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 – Low Light Focusing (with images)


The biggest apprehension I had while buying Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 was “Focus hunting/missing in Low Light”. I was weighing my options. Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 being bloody expensive was way out of my budget. I finally bit the bullet and went with Tammy. After using this extremely sweet lens for over 6 months now I tell all my folks to just go ahead and buy this lens. Frankly speaking, I have never missed a shot due to Tamron not being able to focus on the subject in real life. All my observations are based on clicking portraits and moderate action in dim or natural light post sunset or indoors.

The key point to note here is that I have not tested the lens for the sake of testing it under low light. All my use case scenarios are based my real life usage only. I did not have a timer with me to measure how many microseconds lens took to focus. All that matters to me is I got what I wanted to capture. At the end of the day, all a photographer wants is One F**king Good Image! Isn’t it ?

To make the images more meaningful, I have shown a comparison between RAW and Processed file all along. By Looking at the RAW files a viewer can imagine how the camera/photographer was seeing the frame. All EXIF data is also included. All images have been clicked hand-held.  If you would like to have your hands on any RAW file, drop me a note below and I will be happy to share. All images shot using Auto Focus on Nikon D750.






I had little time to compose and shoot this one. Tamron did not let me down

Bottom Line : If I can see the subject, tammy can focus on it.

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