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

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

I bought it used to replace Canon 17-55/2.8 lens as I was turning to full frame. The reviews on the net about this lens are quite mix and copy variant. I tested about de-center on my copy, and didn't find any issue. As in lenstip review, they said the lens worse point was middle range at 45mm, so I also tested and compared the different ranges, and couldn't duplicate that behavior. I think that's one of the copy variance. So I think it's a good copy. But when comparing with 17-55/2.8, I was a ...

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Koenemans
 

I've owned this lens a mere two weeks now. I've since shot two professional assignments and I'm overall very satisfied. Pros: - IQ - Silent and swift focus (Nikon d750) - Smooth manual focus override - more affordable than peers - 18star sunbursts Cons: - focus ring placed BEFORE zoom ring! i.e. your hand needs to be placed further onto the lens to zoom. With my Tokina, Sigma, Sony and Minolta lenses the zoom rings were placed just outside the camera when you would hold the camera body in ...

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jeff35805
 

This lens is amazing!! I shoot a Canon 6D, mostly low light small music venues. Out of the box, the images were soft and shooting outside in daylight just confirmed this, no matter the f-stop. But luckily, my camera supports Af micro-adjustments. After performing tests to confirm I was truly getting back-focus/front-focus issues, I adjusted the camera to compensate for the factory set AF tolerance on the lens. The camera and lens play nice now and the results are amazingly sharp images. Any ...

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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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User3033323433
 

I must have gotten good copy the first time. FOCUS: No AFMA or anything. FOCUS : Focus is quick, although not as fast as my canon USM lenses it is still very usable and is only slightly slower. IMAGES : It is just as sharp as my prime lenses. VC : Had the lens for about a year and the VC started to jump when it first engaged. I considered selling the lens because of this but the Canon equivalent doesn't offer this feature so why sell it. Tamron offered to fix the issue and said it would not ...

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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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