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Tamron USA has announced pricing and availability of its SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD image-stabilized fast zoom lens. Canon and Nikon mount versions of the lens will be available from April 26th 2012, at a MSRP of $1299. The Sony version, without image stabilization, will follow at a later, unspecified date. The lens is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C cameras, includes a moisture-resistant body, and a rounded aperture for attractive background blur.
New Super Performance full-frame zoom lens features class-leading resolution and Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation)
April 5, 2012, Commack, NY －Tamron USA, Inc. announced the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), the world's first1 full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), with resolution at the top of its class, will be available starting April 26, 2012 in Canon mount with Nikon mount following. Delivery of the Sony mount version has not been released.
1. For high-speed standard zoom lens compatible with full frame size SLR cameras. Current as of April 5, 2012. (Source: Tamron).
2. USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron's proprietary ultrasonic motor drive.
3. The Sony mount does not include VC, because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is "SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD" without the VC designation.
4. This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.
|Angle of view (diagonal)||84°04’ －34°21’ (for full frame 35mm format cameras)
60°20’ －22°33’ (for APS-C format cameras)
|Lens construction||17 elements in 12 groups|
|Minimum focus distance||0.38m (15.0 in)|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:5|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded diaphragm)|
|Standard accessories||Flower-shaped lens hood|
|Compatible mounts||Canon, Nikon, Sony**|
* Length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount
** The Sony mount does not include VC, because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is “SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD” without the VC designation