New Tamron SP 24-70mm Zoom for Nikon, Canon and Sony

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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.

Focal length 24-70mm
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) 
Filter Size 82mm
Dimensions 4.6 x 3.5" (116.9 x 88.9mm)
Weight 29.1 oz (825 g)
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony