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TamronSP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras
 
4.7

(based on 122 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (84)
  • Consistent output (64)
  • Strong construction (54)
  • Durable (49)
  • Nice bokeh (48)

Cons

  • Heavy (33)
  • Slow focus (5)
  • Blurry focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Low light (86)
  • Landscape/scenery (83)
  • Weddings (64)
  • Night photography (51)
  • Video (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (39), Semi-pro photographer (38), Pro photographer (24), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (101), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great lens for Nikon D750

I have been using a Nikon D300, with the Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, since 2008, rather casually I must say, doing mostly urban photography. A couple of years ago I decided...Read complete review

I have been using a Nikon D300, with the Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens, since 2008, rather casually I must say, doing mostly urban photography. A couple of years ago I decided to try portraiture and flowers so I purchased the Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro and the 50mm f/1.8 (great lenses). Last year I got the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII and that lens rekindled my interest in urban photography (wow, what a lens!). A couple of months ago I stepped up to the Nikon D750 and ditched the D300 with the 18-200mm lens, which left a void in the wide-angle area. A cursory analysis of my photos with the D300 showed that I had shot a high percentage of photos in the 70-150mm range, with an almost equal number in the 18-30mm range (the number in the in-between range was much smaller). Armed with that information I began to search for a wide-angle lens. I did consider some primes. I know some people favor them and will quickly point out they zoom with their feet. I prefer zoom lenses, for combining them with my feet, I feel I have greater compositional flexibility, especially when shooting in low light with the camera on a tripod. Thus, I set my sight on the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G and began the research. Then the 24-70mm f/2.8E VR was announced. Which to choose?

I did the obligatory read of many blogs and photo-review sites, as well as YouTube videos. The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC kept popping up as a great alternative to the Nikkors. Keeping in mind that reviews are biased in one way or another, I revisited, again and again, some of the sites and videos that I found most informative. In the end I relied on Nasim Mansurov's site (photography life.com), Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com), and DXO Mark (dxomark.com). Nasim did a great job at reviewing the older Nikkor as well as the Tamron, which he rated at 4.3 and 4.1 (out of 5) respectively. His imatests showed that the Tamron surpasses the Nikkor in the sub-35mm range, from there up the Nikkor is better but only marginally. His comments don't really say that as he is clearly biased towards Nikkor, and to prove that, I'll mention his review of the Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 VR, which he also rated at 4.1, but in comparing it to the Tamron, he concluded the latter was clearly superior. BTW, I did evaluate the 24-120mm for a few days and found it was comparable to my old 18-200mm, and I wanted something better.

Gordon Laing's reviews of the older and new Nikkors were enlightening. The new Nikkor is better than the older in some ways, and poorer in other ways, but in the end, not much better for the price. Comparing the older Nikkor to the Tamron pretty much proved what I concluded from Nasim's review.

DXO Mark was even more enlightening. The Tamron not only scores higher than both Nikkor lenses, but for the Nikon D750, it receives higher recommendation than any other lens in that focal range.

The choice between the two Nikkors was easy. For the price difference, it would be better to get the older one. The choice between the older Nikkor and the Tamron was a bit more difficult. In the end I reasoned that the Tamron was better in the range that I shoot more often, and given that Tamron had a good $200 end-of-year rebate, I chose the latter.

Tamron, in general, seems to have quality control issues as their copies are typically not as consistently good as Nikon or Canon. BTW, the new Nikkor seems to be plagued with QC issues as well. Common problems with Tamron's 24-70mm lens are: decentering, some focal issues between f2.8 and f4 (no change in bokeh), and troubles with the hood. As soon as I got my lens I ran it through a battery of tests (Nasim has a good page on recommended tests), and found that my copy was as perfect as it can be; that is, no decentering, focal, or even hood issues. I also ran Jason Friedl's auto-focus tests and found my lens to be very well calibrated.

It is certain that there is no perfect lens, and even the best lens money can buy cannot be a substitute for technique, composition, understanding light, and many other factors that make a photograph really good. This Tamron lens has some weaknesses, no doubt, but I am happy with it and I certainly recommend it to anyone who might be going through the same decision-making process I did.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good images but not sturdy

I received that lens and was delighted by its dimensions. I was very surprised when trying to disengage the sun hood, it was hard to remove.After one week shooting the problem went worse,...Read complete review

I received that lens and was delighted by its dimensions. I was very surprised when trying to disengage the sun hood, it was hard to remove.After one week shooting the problem went worse, I noticed the lens barrel turned by 2mm and broke the inside focus motor. This was due to the fact that the sun hood was of a bad production batch. Its unproper dimensions made it unproper to safely disengage.
I had to return it to the aftersale service, and as a journalist I informed Tamron there was an issue.
The lens was repaired within one week.
I had no more confidence in this lens due to its not sturdy construction.
Tamron wants to play in the PRO yard, but does not build sturdy enough, they have to improve this side.
It is a pitty, as the lens diserves interest, the images shooted are sharp and punchy, but the zone outside of the focus does not propose a nice bokey, it looks like drug pills, not soft at all.
The AFspeed is satisfying also, although a little slower than the Nikon 24-70 and 24-120, the stabiliser is good, stable enough for low speed shooting ar 1/15th sec, and good too for video shooting with a Nikon D8OO. I also have a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 its a good lens and it is sturdy.Very bright and satisfying.
I hope that Tamron is going to better the mechanical part of the 24-7O because the optical part deserves it.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tamron 24-70MM 2.8

By Len Toy

from Fla

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

so far its very good len ...

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5.0

Great Lens

By Rick

from Yorktown VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

I purchased this lens after trying out a Nikon 24-70 VR. This review is an update I promised after returning the NIkon 24-70 VR and purchasing the Tamron 24-70. Just to set the record straight, this review is not intended to bash Nikon, because I have a lot of Nikon lenses and this Tamron is the only non Nikon lens I own. I just think Nikon missed the boat with the new 24-70 VR when it comes to IQ and price compared to this Tamron. I must say, this Tamron is sharper than the Nikon version and the VR is superb, and keep in mind this is just my opinion. The Nikon does focus a little faster, but not over a $1000 faster. I just shot a wedding using this lens; images were taken in daylight, flash, very low light and wide open aperture hand held with slow shutter speeds and I was impressed how sharp and crisp the images came out. This lens focused fast and the focus tracking was dead-on during the wedding procession which I shot in continuous servo due to the speed of the people moving forward. Available light images taken at F/2.8, 70mm hand held at 30th of a second and ISO 1000 were crisp and sharp; the VR is superb. The only issue I can see with this lens is the VR switch is located very close to my 10 pin remote connector on my D810 and D700; so screwing in the cable release is a little problematic but still doable. I would have giving a rating of 4.5 for that reason, but the lens performance out weighs that minor inconvenience. I am very pleased with this lens and I believe you will be also. You can read my review of the Nikon 24-70 posted on 04/14 of this year. I am not a professional gear reviewer just an everyday real life user.

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5.0

Very pleased so far

By Mike

from Louisiana

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

    I have several Nikon primes for my D750. But when I cover events I don't want to have to reach for a second body or swap glass. I picked up this Tammy based on the reviews and tests done on the D750. It ranks higher on every site I found over the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8. Since it's not my main glass I could not justify spending extra on the lower rated Nikon. I haven't used it much yet but I'm please with the results so far.

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    4.0

    So far so good

    By dumuc

    from Maryland

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

      I am an amateur photographer and had experience using this lens (rented) twice before for wedding. I did try to have Nikon and found it is
      too heavy, especially it did not have VR at that time so I return if for Tamron. In both occasions, this lens gave me a good result.

      The first thing I noticed, after mounting it on my D600, is wheezing sound when trying to focus. It is not loud but it is bothering somewhat.
      I have tried the combination between AF/MF with VC On/Off and found there is no sound only when you are in MF. So it is AF mechanism when engaged.
      If you are outside, you may not noticed this.

      Last weekend I took it out for test shots and I do see the exposure is a bit brighter which can be compensate by exposure compensation.
      The focus is fast enough for me although I see some review mentioned it is slow, so I have no problem with this.

      Overall, except for the noise mentioned above, so far so good for the price.
      Here are couple of pictures I took with some minor editing in Photoshop

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      5.0

      Great Choice

      By BreKre

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • None At This Time

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

      I have only been using the lens for two weeks, but it came highly recommended from several photographers I know. Very thankful for their insight and recommendation! I have been very happy with the quality and ease of use. I like the lock mechanism, especially when photographing my grandchildren and need to hold a kid with one hand and the camera with the other...the lens does not slide. Great price and very happy with this lens!

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      5.0

      Worth the savings!

      By BreKre

      from Minnesota

      Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

      After a lot of research I decided to invest in the Tamron. After using it for the past week I could not be happier with my choice!

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      4.0

      Does the job

      By Tnikon

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

      Its been great so far, decent build and can be really sharp if you stay on top of it. The manaul focus ring is way too close to the back of the lens and often my fingers grab it a touch and jiggle the focus. That would be my biggest complaint so far. Very nice at 70, decent bokeh. Lens flare is also not so good on this one, my 24 1.8 can handle shooting into the sun a lot better. I wouldn't say this is the best camera for landscape work in certain situations, like shooting into the sun.

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      1.0

      Not So Good

      By Bob

      from Michigan

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Exposure Problems
        • Not As Sharp As Hoped

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

          For Tamron's sake, I hope I just got a bad individual lens. This lens received an excellent rating by DXOMark, so I bought it. The lens performed terribly for me. I had to underexpose every shot to get a normal exposure (strange but true), the contrast was poor, and the sharpness was much less sharp than my Nikon 70-200mm. I returned the lens in exchange for the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 ED lens.

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          4.0

          Excellent Alternative to overpriced Nikon

          By Jared

          from Boulder, CO

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

          I haven't used a zoom lens in ages because I prefer to use prime lenses, but was drawn to this lens because of its speed and mid-range zoom. I love this lens and it has proved to be the the lens I use most when walking around town. I think that I will continue to enjoy it. My only problem with it it that it is very heavy compared to my usual primes.

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          5.0

          SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC

          By SPB

          from PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

              slower auto focus then nikkor or canon i have both, but its just as sharp if not sharper

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              5.0

              It is a good lens.

              By Moivee

              from 46227

              Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

              Tamron sp 24-70mm is a very good Lens and i love it.

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              5.0

              Excellent Lens, Sharp, Fast Focus, Good Build Quality, Heavy

              By MelD

              from Cambria, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Sharp
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Close-up Photography
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

              I was a little hesitant to purchase a third party lens for my Nikon D810, since in the past I had not heard good things about them. So, I decided to at least give this a try, since it got high ratings on the D810, slightly better actually, than the Nikon 24-70 (older non-VR version) from DxO Labs testing. The lens did quite well for perceived sharpness, build quality, auto focus and overall vibration stability. I did not detect more than very minimal chromatic aberration, which was consistent with the DxO test results for apertures between f/2.8-16. Normally, I use a tripod, so I am less concerned about VR than photographers who hand hold, so VR was not a high factor in my rating. The lens did so well, that I decided to keep it. I also saved some money, which was a plus.
              Overall, an excellent lens from Tamron. I have some peace of mind with the 6-year warranty, but I hope not to need it.

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              5.0

              Best option if not 100% cost insensitive

              By mdifanis

              from Champaign, IL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

              This is not a perfect product, but it is an extremely good, solid, professional caliber lens at a vastly better price point than the Nikon counterpart. It feels the part of a professional lens on my D810 and in my hand. Zoom ring is smooth and easily manipulated. Autofocus is fast and virtually silent. Vibration control works unobtrusively and extremely effectively.

              If it has the onion bokeh that has been documented in numerous expert reviews, it surely hasn't bothered me yet. If I want bokeh nirvana, I'll use my Nikon 50mm f/1.4 or 85mm f/1.4.

              If you don't have completely unlimited funds to throw at a lens in this range (and even then, you'll still be dealing with imperfection), this is incredibly capable for the price point. Don't hesitate to purchase it.

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              5.0

              Good Lens

              By Miss M

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Slow Focus

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

              I like this lens very much so far; I am especially very happy with the sharpness and performance in low light. A bit slow to focus or a bit on the heavy side, but not bad. I will try to update after I get a chance to use it more.

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              5.0

              Very fast lens, great value for the cost

              By Mike

              from Chicago, Il

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

              used for portraits, landscape
              fast, terrific in low light
              as other lenses of this speed and zoom, it's heavy

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              4.0

              So Far So Good - Would Buy Again

              By Matty D.

              from CT

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • No Lens Bag
              • Tough To Attach

              Best Uses

              • Event Photography
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

              I bought this lens as a step-up to my Nikon kit lens for a Nikon D7100. This lens works on DX cameras as well -- in fact, I actually prefer the longer adjusted focal length of this lens on the DX camera (vs. FX) as it makes the lens more useful for several types of photography. That said, I liked the fact that this lens fits both DX and FX, and I protected my investment if I decide to upgrade to an FX camera in the future. I took photos using both my kit lens and the Tamron (using the D7100), and it was clear the Tamron produced better photos. With the Tamron, the backgrounds are blurred more easily and naturally, and light in the room is much better utilized (thanks to the f/2.8 throughout the lens). Importantly, the lens has VC capability, which was a selling point for me vs. buying the Nikon-equivalent lens. There is a new Nikon 24-70 lens out that has VC now, but it is 2x the cost of the Tamron,, the early reviews on it are very mixed, and it is much heavier than the Tamron. This Tamron lens has been around for a while, and also has a 6-year warranty (make sure you buy the lens from a company like B&H that is a Tamron-qualified vendor -- there are a number of reports of scams/copies on this lens, which won't qualify for the 6-yr warranty). There have also been some complaints about the Tamron's lens hood, but I have had no problems using it so far. The lens is heavy, but has a strong construction and is manageable and lighter than the competitors on the market. I took off one star because, incredibly, Tamron doesn't include a protective lens bag in the box, which should be a given when you buy a lens of this quality. Other than that, so far, I'm happy with the lens.

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              5.0

              Sobrepaso mis Expectativas Excelentes fotos y video

              By Michelle

              from Mesa, AZ.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

                Despues de quebrarme la cabeza leyendo tantos reviews para tener los mejores lentes para mi camara Nikon D810 mi experiencia al sacar algunas fotos y tomar video fue muy satisfactoria. estoy sorprendido por algunos malos reviews de algunas personas hacia este lente, yo llegue a la conclusion que este lente realmente vale la pena. Me dejaba llevar pensando que nada es comparable con las grandes marcas de lentes, inclusive yo habia comrado la version mas nueva del Nikon 24-70 VR el cual regrese porque me lleve una desilucion puesto que no tiene ni brillos ni colores como los que tiene el Tamron 24-70. Estoy muy satisfecho con este lente. Y la gran diferencia en el precio. Completamente recomendado.

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                5.0

                Good value for the money

                By Robert T

                from Omaha, NE

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

                Received the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8, took it out for a test shoot last week and am completely satisfied with the results. Operated smoothly, reasonably quick and quiet focus, sharp results. Details in the test shots were very sharp, no noticeable vignetting. Did a fair amount of research before investing in this lens and so far, so good. Will be taking this out for a more thorough test soon. Only drawback might be the weight, but was aware of this prior to purchasing. I own several Tamron lenses and have been very happy with all of them. The build, features and quality keeps getting better.

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                5.0

                Here's a Photo

                By Don

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

                  I didn't add a photo with my original review. So here is one taken with my D7200.

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                  5.0

                  Thrilled with Tamron

                  By Bob

                  from Kane Pa

                  Comments about Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Lens for Nikon Cameras:

                  I have to tell you that I am thrilled with my Tamron 24 to 70 mm F2 .8 lens for my Nikon D 7200. I had a friend that loaned me the Nikon 24-70 mm and I was very pleased with that as well. However, at the time I could not afford the Nikon version. I have used the Tamron at least five times and it performs amazing in low light gymnasium situations for sports action photography. In addition I am pleased with the pictures that this lens produced in well-lit natural lighting environments for pictures which I take in the Allegheny Forest area. I think it provides an honest battle for Bokeh with both my Nikon 85 and 105 mm lenses.
                  Although I typically use my manual focus, I was also pleased with the autofocus when recording video footage in the mountains. I have been an avid photographer for nearly 40 years now and I have lenses that I have purchased within the last three years that are now being replaced with my 24 to 70 mm. So if I were going to give advice it would be purely simple! This lens can cover any photography within the 24 mm range which is wide angle to 70 which is considered to be a zoom. I would also advise anyone purchasing this lens to also purchase the filter kit. This lens has become my mainstay and needs to be protected as much as possible.

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