Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Review

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

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Optical Quality
Build Quality
Image Stabilization
Ergonomics and Handling