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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two XR Elements, Three LD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
Characterized by apt focusing speed and image stabilization, the Canon EF-mount SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 from Tamron is a revised fast standard zoom covering a versatile wide-angle to portrait-length range. A sophisticated optical design with two extra refractive elements, three low dispersion elements, three glass-molded aspherical elements, and one hybrid aspherical element helps to suppress aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range while eBAND and BBAR coatings have been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity. Balancing its optical attributes, this lens also utilizes a USM autofocus motor to deliver notably quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance that suits both stills and video applications. Also, 5-stop-effective Vibration Compensation helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Additionally, the lens is moisture-resistant and has a fluorine coating on the front element to enable its use in trying environmental conditions.
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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Overview

Characterized by apt focusing speed and image stabilization, the Canon EF-mount SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 from Tamron is a revised fast standard zoom covering a versatile wide-angle to portrait-length range. A sophisticated optical design with two extra refractive elements, three low dispersion elements, three glass-molded aspherical elements, and one hybrid aspherical element helps to suppress aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range while eBAND and BBAR coatings have been applied to individual elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity. Balancing its optical attributes, this lens also utilizes a USM autofocus motor to deliver notably quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance that suits both stills and video applications. Also, 5-stop-effective Vibration Compensation helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Additionally, the lens is moisture-resistant and has a fluorine coating on the front element to enable its use in trying environmental conditions.

Standard zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 38.6-112mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the zoom range, and benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
Two XR (extra refractive) and three LD (low dispersion) elements are featured in the optical design to noticeably limit color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity, color fidelity, and apparent sharpness.
Three glass-molded aspherical elements and one hybrid aspherical element help to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range to deliver notable sharpness and accurate rendering.
Both eBAND and BBAR coatings have been applied to suppress ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast when working in backlit conditions.
VC image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5 stops or more effective handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Separate VC modes are also available to suit various styles of shooting: Mode 1 is a balanced setting for general use, and promotes both a stabilized viewfinder image and stabilized results, while Mode 2 is designed exclusively for panning movements.
An Ultrasonic Silent Drive autofocus motor delivers quick and precise focusing performance to suit working with moving subjects. This motor also affords full-time manual focus control, and it is possible to focus on subjects as close as 1.25' away.
A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Compatible with optional TAP-in Console for fine-tuning select focusing adjustments and for updating lens firmware.
UPC: 725211032014

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Specs

Focal Length24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° 4' to 34° 21'
Minimum Focus Distance1.25' / 38.1 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.48 x 4.4" / 88.4 x 111.8 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.59" / 141.9 mm
Weight1.99 lb / 904.3 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.55 x 6.95 x 6.25"

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Reviews

Great Lens at a Bargain price

By Ron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-22

Great walk around lens. Excellent build and handles well. Professional grade lens at a bargain price. Has become a permanent fixture on my Nikon D750.

Does Not Hold Up

By Rebecca
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

I've had this lens for six years now, and it has needed to be repaired three times now. The lens loses sharpness quickly if not in a studio setting on a tripod, and even after I paid to have Tamron service mine, the sharpness goes in and out. Recently, the inner glass focusing piece completely came lose inside the lens during a wedding, which I have never had happen to any lenses in my career. When I sent it in, Tamron refused to cover it under their warranty because they found shock damage, despite it not being dropped since 2020 when I paid for another service repair when it came off the camera mount (despite having clicked when it was put on). I've spent more on repairs than I paid for the lens initially in 2018. I've had better luck with the Sigma and Canon 24-70mm versions.

Compleates my range of views

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-11

I am very pleased with this lens. Responds well and is fast and accurate

Beware of used stuff!

By Victor
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-04

I purchased this lens to be used on my Z6 camera (via FTZ adapter). Trying to save some money, I choose the used one, which B&H described as 9+ (very little or no wear) condition. Upon arriving I made a dozen of test shots and found all of them really noisy. The further investigation revealed the lens increases ISO almost twice. To separate the camera and adapter, I put everything on tripod, switch camera to full manual, then shot with Tamron, and Sigma 24-70/2.8 (F mount) lens (both with adapter). All photos taken with used Tamron were significantly darker. Looks like, for some unknown reason, used Tamron lens sends to camera wrong data about diaphragm opening. Unfortunately, the B&H response was offensively unfair. Even when I ship (for my expenses) that lens back in 2 hours, they deducted 13% from refund. For the mistake they caused. To me, who used to be their loyal customer for 12 years... Beware of used stuff!

Very sharp and very heavy

By Pamela
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-08

Great lens but hadn't realized how heavy it is. Works great, very sharp.

My favorite new lens

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-22

This is my favorite lens to use now! I shoot a lot of car shows and this lens is perfect for getting close but wide enough to get the whole car without looking like a fisheye lens. It has excellent bokeh for close-up shots of hood ornaments and emblems. It is wide enough that I can sit in the seat and get shots of the entire dash and zoom in close to get one individual gauge. It's perfectly versatile for what I need!

Intermediate Level User

By Damon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

I've only used it for about a thousand shots and as a hobbyist with intermediate level equipment I'm satisfied up to this point.

Low Light Phenomenon

By Debbie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-12

Recently I was asked to shoot a week of Vacation Bible School at my church. Many areas do not have enough light to shoot at a reasonable ISO. This lens helped tremendously even though I still had to clean up noise in post, but I did not have to lug a tripod up and down stairs all day! In decent light, this lens is phenomenal!

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