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Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

Announced Feb 6, 2012 •
Zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha | A007

I had the Nikon 24-85mm that came with my D600 as a kit lens.  Used that lens for three years. Nice, but nothing special. Considered upgrading to a D750 or D810 to improve my photos.  Ended up buying this lens instead, and am so far very happy I did so. I would've given this lens 5 stars for its capabilities, VR, and price, except I wish it took 77mm filters (front is 82mm) and the zoom has a mildly unpleasant grind feel to it.  I bought the lens used so wondered if it was my copy but they ...

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I have the Nikon-mount version which I bought a few months ago, and it has been a fine lens. However, there are two issues with the lens; one expected and one unexpected. The expected issue was that the bokeh, especially on point light sources, is a bit harsh. I knew about this behaviour of the lens before I bought it so I shouldn't really complain. But even so, there have been times when I found that the harsh bokeh was distracting. If you know this limitation and behaviour, then you can get ...

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Ceridan
 

I must say I was unsure whether to prefer the praised Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 or go for much cheaper equivalent Tamron. In hands I liked the Tamron more. It has normal zoom behavior (the lens is shortest at 24mm), it is shorter and more bulky than the Nikon (and I like that more). The zoom ring is stiff, which I prefer - it helps one not to zoom in and out permanently, which is nice for someone used to shot with primes. The zoom ring is also better placed. In short, on my D610 the Tamron just feels ...

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As I am mostly interested in landscape, architecture and related urban photography, there are only a few easy to check characteristics that matters for me with a lens. I usually want to maximize DoF, so I compared all the lenses at f8 . Usually my subjects include nice textures to increase apparent sharpness, so I was interested in microdetail/microcontrast . AF performance is not an issue, as I use a tripod most of the time, has a single focus point active, or focus via LiveView on the LCD. ...

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Used this lens with a 5d3 and 70d (Canon mount).  Wide open it's dead sharp in the center; even sharper than a 24-105 Canon L lens I had @ F/4.  The borders and corners sharpen up really nicely @ F/4.  I found the VC works great for handheld video.  I used this lens from Jan 2013 until November 2013 and generally found the micro contrast and colors to be far off from my other Canon glass - I could have lived with that, but I just keep getting slightly out of focus shots. I am pretty picky ...

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BelePhotography
 

Works like a charm on both my D3s and my D800. The VC is highly effective and a welcome addition to the 24-70 range. In my mind it feels just as high-grade as the Nikon equivalent and from my subjective testing it was FASTER to focus and definitely sharper than the current Nikkor. Overall a winner in my mind.

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Hi All. OK short version: I love this lens. It's well built, fast, silent, and an absolute bargain when compared to the 24-70 2.8s from Canon and Nikon. Long Version: make a cup of coffee and read on... A bit of background first. I'm a pro photog specialising in kids / kinder photos with the odd wedding thrown in from time to time. In the past I've used Canon with the mighty 24-70/2.8 L series. When I went out on my own I made the switch to Nikon but at the time could only afford the ...

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I've used both the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 (the first version) and this Tamron and I find the Tamron to be absolutely comparable in terms of sharpness, colour, contrast and the quality of the bokeh.  It has a bit more vignetting and the long end seems a bit shorter than the Canon, but neither of these aspects are deal breakers.  Whereas the existence of the Vibration Compensation clearly takes it to another level.  How many times have you wished that that low-light shot was a tad sharper, and now ...

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Prior to purchasing my Nikon D800, I had used this lens' little brother the Tamron AF 17-50 f2.8 SP XR Di II VC with my D300 for years. With the positive experience, I decided to grab one of these for fullframe use. A few observations: 1. Physically it's quite well built. Feels like it's little brother in terms of materials and solidity. Decent quality plastics and relatively heavy and thankfully slightly lighter than the Nikon 24-70 f2.8. 2. 82mm filters are expensive! 3. VC works very well. ...

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gajuambi
 

I bought the 1st tamron 24-70mm VC Di lens from smartshoppers.in in india and found out that it has a known issue with canon t4i (650d). It drains out the entire battery of the camera within 48 hours even if the camera is turned off. They sent me a replacement and the replacement copy was still the same. I finally got it exchanged it for a canon 24-105 f/4 L lens. The quality and the build of the lens was good, it was way to heavy for a walkaround lens but no complaints about the quality ...

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