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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two XR Elements, Three LD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console
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Lens Mount: CanonEF

CanonEF Nikon F
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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF
  • 82mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • SP Rear Lens Cap for Canon EOS Lenses
  • Lens Hood
  • Case
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

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

    Focal Length 24 to 70mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 84 4' to 34 21'
    Maximum Magnification 0.2x
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' / 38.1 cm
    Optical Design 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Size 82 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.5 x 4.40" / 88.4 x 111.8 mm
    Weight 2 lb / 904.3 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.55 x 6.95 x 6.25"

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

    SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 115.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I got the last one in the store two weeks ago. I tested the Nikon next to mine in the store because I couldn't really believe the online reviews for this lens-they were so positive and I'm a Nikon guy and would have considered spending the money. They didn't have a demo so I could only try the Nikon 24-70. I took a chance and bough the Tamron after not being so incredibly impressed with what I saw. But this Tamron is the sharpest lens I've ever owned. Glad I took the chance. Believe the online reviews...I'm just an amateur photographer-serious one, though. It's replace my 24-120 lens on my Nikon D750.
    Date published: 2017-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its a sharp lens I was lucky to be one of the first ones to receive this lens from BH. I can not tell you how happy I am with it. Tamron has really gone for the gold on this one. Its smaller and lighter then the new Nikon 24-70 VR. So balance is great in comparison and the image quality is just as good. I really can not tell the difference when i place images from both side by side. Overall, its a great lens. Worth the price. On the 24-70. I would say get this one instead of the Nikon. On the 70-200, its a different story. But size and weight matters. Especially when running and gunning.
    Date published: 2017-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for Me I was really torn between this and the Nikkor 24-70 VR - not alone I know. Both are undoubtedly fine lenses. Academically I guess the edge would go to the Nikkor, but two factors tipped the scales for me, size and price. I mean BIG differences for, from what I can tell, marginal gains in IQ and build quality. I own the Nikkor 70-200 E, so I'm willing to pay the high price when justified. 6-year warranty trumps Nikon, and my past experience with Tamron service has been great. So far I am very pleased and think I made the right decision - for me. Images with this and the D850 are stellar.
    Date published: 2018-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compared to Tamron 24-70 Di VC I was looking for a replacement to my 3 year old Tamron 24-70 Di VC. I wanted faster focusing, sharper at larger aperture then f4, and all around better build quality. Frist thing I can say after about 48 hours of testing, I did get all of those, plus VC has been improved a lot , and one thing I have notice it my copy of the prior Tamron 24-70 seem to overexpose between f2.8-5.6. I'm not sure since this is the electromagnetic diaphram, but my G2 does not have this issue at all. Overall, I have no regrets
    Date published: 2017-08-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens value I bought this lens for run 'n gun video shooting with my Canon C100. After my first shoot, this has now become my goto lens for client projects. Canon's 24-70mm ?f/2.8 lens doesn't have image stabilization, which I find essential for chasing around all day with a monopod. I almost didn't bring this new lens along for the shoot, thinking there would be plenty of light. What the heck - I'll bring it "just in case". ?Well, Justin Case showed up immediately, where I quickly changed lenses to accommodate low-light.This lens performed wonderfully. Clear, sharp images and fast enough glass to enable me to see in darkish hallways and classroom where I had no control over the light.
    Date published: 2017-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from On par with Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 I cannot believe I'm typing this. This new Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 G2 lens is a hair sharper than the Nikon 24-70 2.8 (VR), and on par with the sharper earlier generation Nikon 24-70 2.8 (No VR). At extreme pixel peeping, the Tamron is a touch soft wide open, but is crispy as h-e-double hockey sticks stopped down to 3.2. Being a touch soft wide-open is not a deal breaker as almost every fixed zoom and prime lens has a sweet spot a stop or two down from it's maximum aperture. This lens gets tack sharp in LESS than a full stop at f3.2 and razor sharp at f3.5. Tamron has stepped up it's game...and is offering this gem at $1,200 less than the current Nikon 24-70 VR version. For that price, you can literally buy both the Tamron 24-70 2.8 and the 70-200 2.8.
    Date published: 2017-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10/10 Would buy again Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F I get this lens today and this is my first expression and test picture. This picture low light condition . I decided to purchase the Tamron G2 because of the price, looks and specs. 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. And works very well. I sold my Nikon 24-70/2.8 and i am so happy with this decision. SJ
    Date published: 2017-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from S I have owned the 24-70 G2 since August 9 and have found it to be very sharp through the zoom range with excellent image quality. Focus is fast and near silent, With the vibration control works well below a 1/30/ Build quality feels solid with zoom and focus rings turning smoothly. I have not tried Zooms with video but think with practice you can archive acceptable results. It's also nice Tamron includes a soft pouch for the lens. At this price point it is a great addition to any lens kit,
    Date published: 2017-08-17
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    I have purchased canon 6d mk2. I am wondering, will this len be comparable with all the features that builds in 6d mk2 body ?. Thank you
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the lens is 100% compatible with the Canon 6D mk II.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    What's the difference between this and the older version? And will the price of the older version stay lower?
    Asked by: Robin V.
    The G2 version improves upon the original in terms of the lens coatings, faster autofocus, and the ability to update the firmware of the lens as needed using the TAP-In Console.
    Answered by: Kirk R.
    Date published: 2019-06-11


    Is the manual focus control a floating ring (like the native Sony) or true (like Canon)?
    Asked by: Andy
    They mean is it fly-by-wire focus? As in linear manual focus, it matters for video work
    Answered by: dan h.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Will this lens work with an extender, Canon or ...

    Will this lens work with an extender, Canon or 3rd party on a Canon 6D Mark II?
    Asked by: Patricia
    Unfortunately, this wide zoom is exactly the type of lens that will not work with tele extenders. First, the glass elements of the extender will hit the lens glass and prohibit mounting. Second, even if you were able to mount it, tele extenders do not work on lenses that can be set to wider than 70mm or maybe 50mm because extreme vignetting results. Third, if the resulting f/stop is higher numbered than f/5.6 or f/8, the image is too dark for the auto focus mechanism to work on all but the most expensive cameras and you are reduced to manually focusing on a dark screen. Four, tele extenders, by enlarging the image, they degrade it too by introducing aberrations and softness. Tele extenders are best for very expensive telephoto prime lenses with f/2.8 apertures. In such an applications, the extenders fit correctly, will not vignette, have enough speed for auto focus and whatever image degradation they create would be erased by the high quality of the lens glass.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-07-02

    Is this lens true parfocal - even at f2.8? Can't ...

    Is this lens true parfocal - even at f2.8? Can't find a solid answer anywhere!
    Asked by: Rayhanur
    This is an auto focus lens so no, it is not parfocal. It cannot be guaranteed to maintain focus while zooming without auto focus being engaged. Possibly it will behave like it is parfocal, even without AF but that is not in the design.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2019-07-02


    It's working with RED cameras as the old one ?
    Asked by: Evan R.
    This Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF will work with all RED camera's. Since it is a full frame lens, it will cover even the 20 x 40mm sensor of the RED Weapon 8K.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    If I buy this from here, do I get the 6-year warranty?
    Asked by: Jyrevie C.
    This product has a six year, limited manufacturer's warranty.
    Answered by: Daniel M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    Has anyone actually used this lens with a Nikon Z ...

    Has anyone actually used this lens with a Nikon Z body? Does it work? (I know it’s supposed to work, but sometimes 3rd party lenses do not.)
    Asked by: Daniel
    No and then yes. This did not originally work with my Nikon Z7 + FTZ adapter. I subsequently purchased a Tamron TAP-in Console for Nikon F Lenses (B&H $50.00 as of May 2019). Using the TAP-in Console, I was able to upgrade the lens' firmware. It worked fine after that.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-03
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