Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Lens Compared to the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens

SpecificationsTamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD LensSony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens
  Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Lens Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens
Year Introduced20182014
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-CFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups20/1421/15
Angle of View: Diagonal34° 21' - 11° 46'34°–12°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4-32 f/4-22
Number of Aperture Blades 9 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 30.3 oz  (859g) 29.7 oz  (840g)
Actual Weight 29.8 oz  (845g) 29.5 oz  (835g)
Lens Hood Weight 1.4 oz  (40g) 2.6 oz  (75g)
Tripod Ring Weight 4.8 oz  (135g) 3.7 oz  (105g)
In-Use Weight 36 oz  (1020g) 35.8 oz  (1015g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 2.99 x 6.9”  (76 x 175.3mm) 3.15 x 6.89”  (80 x 175mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.08 x 7.23”  (78 x 183.6mm) 3.14 x 7.08”  (79.7 x 179.8mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 4.8”  (121.2mm) 4.3”  (109.1mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 7.23”  (183.6mm) 7.08”  (179.8mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? Y / N Y / N
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.38 x 2.83”  (85.9 x 71.9mm) 3.96 x 2.88”  (100.5 x 73.1mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 9.81 - 9.81”  (249.2 - 249.2mm) 9.82 - 9.82”  (249.4 - 249.4mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 1.12” / 1.51”  (28.5mm / 38.4mm) 0.91” / 1.7”  (23mm / 43.1mm)
Filter Size 67mm  UV ► CP ► 72mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type USD SSM
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 182°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N Y /
Full
9.84' (3m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window N
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 37.4”  (950mm) 39.37”  (1000mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 34.53” / 34.72”  (877mm / 882mm) 37.2” / 52.05”  (945mm / 1322mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.32x 0.13x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 74° 78 °
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? O / Y Y / Y
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / HA034 Buy ► Y / ALC-SH133 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 4 / Y / /
Extender Compatible? Y Y
Case Included? / Type? N / Y / Pouch
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 70mm = 8.71'
100mm = 11.93'
135mm = 15.96'
210mm = 23.69'
294mm = 32.62' (w/ 1.4x)
420mm = 45.25 (w/ 2.0x)
70mm = 8.3'
100mm = 11.42'
135mm = 15.41'
200mm = 22.18'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 70mm = 2656mm
100mm = 3635mm
135mm = 4865mm
210mm = 7221mm
294mm = 9945mm (w/ 1.4x)
420mm = 13791mm (w/ 2.0x)
70mm = 2530mm
100mm = 3482mm
135mm = 4698mm
200mm = 6759mm
 
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