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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX 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 Nikon F-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 Nikon F-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 FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 36-105mm 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: 725211032021

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

Focal Length24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
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 4.3" / 88.4 x 109.2 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.48" / 139.3 mm
Weight1.98 lb / 898.7 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.45 x 7 x 6.25"

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

Incredible lens

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

I've been looking for 70 to 24 mm lens for a long time. After doing my research I settled on the Tamron. Let me tell you I am not one bit disappointed. I took this lens and use it on a red carpet photoshoot and the pictures were amazing. Razor sharp and great color. Could not be happier

Started with a 70-200 so this really made sense.

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

I started off with a Tamron G2 70-200 f2.8 which is hands down one of the best lenses I ever owned. A fraction of the cost of Canon without sacrificing much at all. I used to be a Panasonic m43 user and then switched to BMD Pocket 4k cameras. I am using both the Tamron lenses on a Metabones Speedbooster and they work great. I now have moved on to first a Canon M6 mk2 and now a Canon R6 mainly for the really good EF lens adapting support. Both work wonderfully and while we wait for 3rd party lens support on the Canon RF mount we have some great affordable EF options out there like the Tamrons.

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.

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!

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.

Sharp/Clear pictures

By Shari
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-12

I did a lot of research on reviews of this lens vs. the Nikon version of this lens. Believe it or not, the reviews were pretty equal with some saying they thought this lens had better VR than the Nikon, at a much more reasonable price. I am very satisfied with it. The pictures are sharp and clear and when not shooting BIF, this is my go to lens. It's well made and quite hefty - you know it's on the camera.

great lens

By Shanice
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

Great lens. Once you get that you will be good

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