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Ask any serious Nikon, Canon or Sony DSLR owner which of their zooms is their favorite and
chances are it will be their 24-70mm f/2.8, a lens that makes easy work out of shooting fast in tight environments. As an alternative choice to the 24-70mm f/2.8 zooms manufactured by Nikon, Canon and Sony, Tamron has announced the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, a fast, wide-to-short telephoto zoom that unlike its OEM counterparts is image stabilized, a first in this slice of the zoom market (the Sony version does not have this feature, due to Sony’s own in-camera image stabilization).
In addition to newer and lighter-weight VC (Vibration Compensation) technologies, Tamron’s new zoom features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) focusing technology with continuous manual override, three LD (low-dispersion) lens elements, dual XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements, one hybrid aspheric lens element and nine curved diaphragm blades for natural rendition of out-of-focus highlight details.
The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, which will be available with mounts for use with DSLRs from Nikon, Canon and Sony, also features moisture-resistant construction, a minimum focusing distance of 15" (0.38m), an 82mm filter thread and a dedicated petal-style lens hood.
Pricing and availability for the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD should be announced shortly, so stay tuned.
|Aperture Range||f/2.8 - 22|
|AOV (Diagonal)||84°04' －34°21' (Full Frame 35mm format cameras)
60°20' －22°33' (APS-C format cameras)
|Lens Construction||17 elements in 12 groups|
|Min. Focus||15" (0.38m)|
|Number Diaphram Blades||9|
|Max. Mag Ratio||1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)|
|Dimensions||4.6 x 3.5" (116.9 x 88.9mm)|
|Weight||29.1 oz (825 g)|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon, Sony|