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
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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
 
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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
 
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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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Sharp images. Love the VC (IS / VR / OS) Problems: froze the camera during my initial handling of it on the 5D mark III it has been 1 week and no issues so far. Vignetting is serious at f2.8 but stopping down to 5.6 almost fixes it. distorting is there at 24mm of course. Both can be corrected in Lighroom with lens profile.

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I was originally apprehensive about purchasing this lens. I read all the reviews about the "onion" bokeh and distortion at 24 mm. I almost spent the extra $600 on the Nikon, but I really wanted to have VC for low-light situations (weddings, etc.), so I gave it a shot. After a month of shooting, I can say with absolute certainty that this lens is nothing short of spectacular. I have taken several hundred photos and have come to the conclusion I made the right decision. I highly recommend ...

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Having in my bag only Zeiss lenses, when I had to get my D600, I accepted the offer to pair it with the Tamron 24-70 VC USD. Actually my approach has always been a standard zoom lens and a set of three or more primes to fit the bag every time I exit (one at a time of course), depending on the subject. I was e)xtremely satisfied of all my previous Tamron lenses ( worth only saying I exchanged my 90 F/2.8 macro for no less than the Zeiss 2/100!) both the 28-75 and the 70-200. Actually, I'd ...

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