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Mini reviewThe Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 proves you don't have to go for a maker's own lenses to get top-quality performance.
Mini reviewSony needs to keep rolling out new lenses to boost the appeal of its full-frame compact system cameras, but does this 70-200mm f/4 do enough?
Mini reviewThe 180mm focal length and f/2.8 maximum aperture are ideal for low-light sports/action photography as well as tight close-ups.
Mini reviewThird-party lenses aren't always the poor relations – they can give more features and more performance for your money.
Mini reviewPrime lenses aren't as flexible as zooms, but offer faster maximum apertures and should bring better image quality.
Mini reviewMicro Four Thirds sensors are slightly smaller than APS-C, but it's not all bad – it means that fast, constant aperture lenses like this are smaller.
Mini reviewIt only gives away 1 stop in maximum aperture to Nikon's legendary 70-200mm pro lens, but it's both lighter and cheaper.
Mini reviewCheaper zooms have a variable maximum aperture, but the Canon 70-200mm f/4 puts quality ahead of cost-saving.