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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

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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

Key Specs
Focal Length
24 to 70mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
84° 4' to 34° 21'
Minimum Focus Distance
1.25' / 38.1 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.2x
Optical Design
17 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.48 x 4.3" / 88.4 x 109.2 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.48" / 139.3 mm
Weight
1.98 lb / 898.7 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.45 x 7 x 6.25"

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

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If the Nikon can be AF fine tuned, what benefit ...

If the Nikon can be AF fine tuned, what benefit does the Tap in console provide?
Asked by: William D
The tap in console is much more fine tune able than the the Nikon fine tuning.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-18

Is it risky to get it refurbished for 3 months of ...

Is it risky to get it refurbished for 3 months of store warranty?
Asked by: Elizabeth
the new lens offers a 6 year warranty. If getting a refurbished you should get extra insurance as long as the whole cost less than a new lens
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-16

I am thinking of replacing my Nikon AF-S NIKKOR ...

I am thinking of replacing my Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens (non-VR) with this Tamron 24-70 f/2.8. I am regularly getting slightly blurry shorts when hand held even during daylight shooting. On a tripod the Nikon is superb but I hate missing shots. Does this switch make sense to others that have this lens? I have several g2 Tamron lenses and love them so I think I am happy with this decision. I shoot a wide variety of subjects and the 24-70 is one of my more commonly used lenses (which means too many blurry photos!).
Asked by: Christian
Christian, I have been happy with my Tamron 24-70 f/2.8. It came with an attachment that enabled me to set sharp focus at various lens mm settings, which took about 1 hour. Just returning from a trip to Hawaii and took this as my only lens, handheld every shot and had very few images that were not sharp. Had lens for over a year and my main complaint is that it is large and heavy for walking around for long lengths of time. I don't know how the weight and size compares with your Nikkor, but you might factor that in your decision. Hope that helps you decide.
Answered by: Herb
Date published: 2022-03-07

Is the manual focus mechanical or FBW? Also, is ...

Is the manual focus mechanical or FBW? Also, is the lens weather resistant?
Asked by: Jacob
This lens is weather sealed and the focus is mechanical.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-20

I'm considering this lens for my D850 and 750 ...

I'm considering this lens for my D850 and 750 bodies, but a friend just received one for a D750 and the autofocus is not working out of the box. The aperture cannot be adjusted above the maximum 2.8. Shouldn't this lens work right out of the box or are adjustments required in-camera to make it functional? I suspect he's received a bad copy, but perhaps someone else has had a similar experience.
Asked by: Colin
He must have received a bad copy, I have owned this lens and know several others who have used this lens and it is a great alternative to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-15

will this work on a Nikon F6 film SLR?

will this work on a Nikon F6 film SLR?
Asked by: Nick
Yes, this lens will work on the F6.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-19

Will this lens work with Nikon df?

Will this lens work with Nikon df?
Asked by: Valerie
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-01

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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