Manufacturer description: The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a high quality, highly functional, high-speed standard zoom lens. It includes both Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to reduce shake and its USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor, enabling speedy, silent autofocusing. This SP (Super Performance) series lens makes full use of specialized glass elements in its lens layout, designed with top priority on image quality, including three LD elements and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements. Tamron has minimized all types of chromatic aberration in this lens making it a lens at the top of its class whether you use it on a digital APS-C, full-frame, or 35mm SLR camera. The lens's F/2.8 aperture enables a balance between brilliant resolution and beautiful soft blur effects. This ideal lens makes full use of Tamron’s rounded diaphragm and the uncontrived, artistic blur that it provides. It is also Tamron’s first lens to feature our new moisture-resistant construction. Portraits. Landscapes. Studio shoots. This is the lens for them all. Capture the finest details of your images in precisely the way you have always wanted to.
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Focal length||24–70 mm|
|Image stab.||Yes (VC (Vibration Compensation))|
|Lens mount||Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony Alpha|
|Min focus||0.38 m (14.96″)|
|Max magnification||0.21 x|
|Weight||825 g (1.82 lb)|
|Length||117 mm (4.60″)|
The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is the first fast standard zoom for full frame cameras to feature optical image stabilization. Its combination of impressive optics, effective autofocus and image stabilization systems, and drip-proof construction makes it a compelling alternative to the much more expensive offerings from Canon, Nikon and Sony.
Good for: Enthusiast and semi-professional photographers looking for a high quality fast zoom for full frame cameras.
Not so good for: Photographers who require the very fastest autofocus and most robust construction. Owners of APS-C/DX cameras may find lenses in the 17-50mm F2.8 class offer a more useful focal length range.