Top Result: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II Lens

Match Score

99%

Pros

  • Sharp enough to shave with
  • Nearly perfect optical quality
  • No, seriously, it's perfect

Cons

  • Tripod collar is cumbersome when handheld
  • Makes grown men and women cry like children when unboxing
  • Makes grown men and women cry like children when they see the price

Note From Jim

If you want the ultimate 70-200, it's the Canon, but you'll be spending a lot more for only a slight improvement over the Tamron. But nobody would blame you for being willing to pay for the ultimate 70-200, since it's the most popular portrait lens used by professional photographers. A lot of people are going to cry heresy when they see that I put the Tamron 24-70 a place above the Canon, but it's image stabilized, inexpensive, and the optical quality is very close.