Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony Cameras

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony Cameras

You Pay: $1,299.00

Mail-In Rebate: -$100.00

Offer ends: DEC 31 '14
Price after rebate: $1,199.00
Product Highlights
  • Wide-Angle 24-70mm Full-Frame Zoom Lens
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive for Silent AF
  • LD, Aspherical Elements for Sharp Images
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Compact (3.5x4.6") & Lightweight (29oz)

Tamron's SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Sony Cameras delivers a very useful range from 24mm true wide-angle to 70mm short telephoto, useful for landscapes, interiors, portraits, street photography and much more. The continuous maximum aperture of f/2.8 makes it possible to achieve stellar results in low-light situations, while the Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) gives you very quiet autofocus capabilities that are ideal for shooting video.

The 24-70mm lens uses specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, for excellent image quality. Using a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, the lens delivers fine bokeh--the out-of-focus area in a photo. Moisture-resistant construction helps protect the lens from any water that comes near it. And all of this is in a compact (3.5 x 4.6"), lightweight (29.1 oz) package that won't wear you out, even carrying it all day.

Uses specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects.
Features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.
This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.
The lens adopts the latest optical design USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) in a lighter and more compact package.
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.
In the ultrasonic motor, a piezoelectric element arranged in a ring formation generates ultrasonic vibrations in a metallic ring stator, and the vibration energy is used to rotate a metallic ring rotor that is attached to the stator. The rotation energy is in turn transferred from the metallic ring rotor to operate the focus lens.
Performance
Focal Length 24 - 70mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 84° - 34°
APS-C Picture Angle: 60° - 22°
Minimum Focus Distance 15" (38.10 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 17/12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 4.6" (8.89 x 11.68 cm)
Weight 29.1 oz (825 g)
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony Cameras
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  • 6-Year Warranty
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    TamronSP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony Cameras
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Low light (3)
      • Weddings (3)
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      5.0

      Great lens and half the coast of Sony's

      By TPS

      from Grove City, Ohio

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony Cameras:

        Very sharp and excellent build quality, hood fits a little tight and hard getting on and off but that's the only negative I found.Used it a few time now doing senior pics and have loved it. Just as good as Sony's I believe and Tamron has a much better warranty and frankly Sony's product support sucks, I'm in a battle with them currently about another lens.

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        5.0

        Excellent Lens

        By Stuke

        from New England

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Solid feel
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • "weather Resistant" Only

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraiture
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony Cameras:

        Walk-around, portrait, and indoor lens with fast f/2.8 capability. Replaced (returned) the Sony Zeiss 28-70 f/2.8 for this lens because (a) it cost $ more, and (b) it was 'sloppy' when attached to my Sony SLT A99 at the lens/body interface...it moved at the extreme focal length ranges...very discomforting. After 100s of picts comparing picts from the Sony to this lens...Tamron has nailed it! I will ALWAYS shop Tamron equivalents before settling for another Sony Z or G lens, period. You will LOVE this lens.Only con

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        5.0

        Love this lens!!

        By videodoug

        from SLC, Ut

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony Cameras:

          I use this lens to shoot wedding videos on my a99. This thing is silky smooth, very quiet auto focus when I use auto focus (which isn't that much) but it sure is nice to have.

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