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

Last Updated (09 June’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Photozone

Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD is a full-size high-speed standard zoom lens that comes with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to handle shooting in low-light conditions and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for quiet AF (Auto Focus) operation. The lens construction consists of 17 lens elements in 12 groups, including three low-dispersion, two high-refractive-index and three glass-moulded aspherical elements. The lens measures (D x L) 88.2mm x 108.5mm and weight 825g.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

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

Photozone reviews the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and writes;
“It is capable of delivering very sharp results at medium aperture settings and at max. aperture the center quality is more than decent. Lateral CAs are very low which contributes to the high sharpness perception. The vignetting is very pronounced at f/2.8 but this is actually quite normal in this (full format) lens class.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and writes;
“The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD’s build quality is reassuringly good, and although quite big and bulky, it makes an ideal partner to a full-frame camera like the Canon EOS 5D Mark III that we tested it with. Image quality is generally excellent, with fantastic center sharpness throughout the zoom and aperture range. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled, geometric distortion at 24mm is quite obvious but to be expected for an ultrawide lens, and flare is only ever an issue when shooting directly into the sun.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photographylife reviews the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and writes;
“As seen in the “Sharpness Test” and “Lens Comparisons” pages, the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 shows excellent performance at 24mm, surpassing the Nikon 24-70mm in mid-frame and corner performance (mostly due to the donut-shaped field curvature the Nikon 24-70mm exhibits). In addition, the lens shows less ghosting, distortion and chromatic aberration issues than the Nikon 24-70mm at pretty much all focal lengths.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and writes;
“The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD offers very good optical performance for a reasonable price. The added bonus of Vibration Compensation will appeal to many, especially if your photography tends to require shooting at slower shutter speeds in low light, rather than faster shutter speeds to freeze action.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Cameralabs reviews the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and writes;
“The Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC delivers a pretty good overall performance – only the FX-corners disappoint especially at 35mm. On an unforgiving 36MP full-frame body you need to stop down to f5.6 to lift FX-corner performance to near good levels. Use it on a 12-16MP full frame/FX-body and you might be more satisfied with border/corner performance.. On a DX-body it mostly delivers good to very good performance, even reaching excellent levels in the center (at 50-70mm from f4 onwards).”
rating: N/A

Lenstip reviews the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and writes;
“very good image quality in the frame centre for most combinations of apertures and focal lengths, image quality on the edge of the frame is similar or better than that of the direct rivals, sensibly corrected chromatic aberration, negligible vignetting on APS-CC/DX sensor, well corrected astigmatism, practically imperceptible coma on smaller APS-C/DX sensor, silent, accurate and fast autofocus, efficient image stabilization, as many as five years of warranty.”
rating: N/A

Photoreview reviews the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD and writes;
“Because this lens can’t focus closer than 38 cm from subjects, it’s not suitable for close-up shooting unless subjects are relatively large. The wide maximum aperture, which applies across the focal length range, provides plenty of scope for differential focusing. Bokeh was smooth and very attractive with longer focal length settings.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Video Reviews

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

Review Video By davomrmac

Samples

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

- Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Sample Photos @ Flickr.com

- Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Sample Photos @ Amazon.com

- Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Sample Photos @ Photozone.de

- Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Sample Photos @ Photographyblog

Manual

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD User Manual (PDF)

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Features

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

Comes with VC ( Vibration Compensation), the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens allows the cameras’ users is able to handle shooting of images in low-light conditions. While the lens construction that consists of three LD elements, three glass molded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses allows users get high quality images with exceptional blur effects powered by the rounded diaphragm.

Additionally, the lens feature USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) offers a quiet AF (Auto Focus) operation. The lens also has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area. There is a Moisture-resistant construction which offers protection of the lens from water.

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Specifications:

+ Model: A007

+ Focal length: 24-70mm

+ Maximum aperture: F/2.8

+ Angle of view (diagonal):
84°04’ -34°21’ (for full frame 35mm format cameras)
60°20’ -22°33’ (for APS-C format cameras)

+ Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups

+ Minimum focus distance: 0.38m (15.0 in)

+ Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)

+ Filter size: φ82mm

+ Length: 108.5mm*

+ Entire Length: 116.9mm*

+ Diameter: φ88.2mm

+ Weight: 825g*

+ No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)

+ Minimum aperture: F/22

+ Standard accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood

+ Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony


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