New Tamron SP 24-70mm Zoom for Nikon, Canon and Sony


Ask any serious Nikon, Canon or Sony DSLR owner which of their zooms is their favorite and 

chances are it will be their 24-70mm f/2.8, a lens that makes easy work out of shooting fast in tight environments. As an alternative choice to the 24-70mm f/2.8 zooms manufactured by Nikon, Canon and Sony, Tamron has announced the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, a fast, wide-to-short telephoto zoom that unlike its OEM counterparts is image stabilized, a first in this slice of the zoom market (the Sony version does not have this feature, due to Sony’s own in-camera image stabilization).

In addition to newer and lighter-weight VC (Vibration Compensation) technologies, Tamron’s new zoom features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) focusing technology with continuous manual override, three LD (low-dispersion) lens elements, dual XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements, one hybrid aspheric lens element and nine curved diaphragm blades for natural rendition of out-of-focus highlight details.

The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, which will be available with mounts for use with DSLRs from Nikon,  Canon and Sony, also features moisture-resistant construction, a minimum focusing distance of 15" (0.38m), an 82mm filter thread and a dedicated petal-style lens hood.

Pricing and availability for the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD should be announced shortly, so stay tuned.

Focal length 24-70mm
Aperture Range f/2.8 - 22
AOV (Diagonal) 84°04' -34°21' (Full Frame 35mm format cameras)
60°20' -22°33' (APS-C format cameras)
Lens Construction 17 elements in 12 groups
Min. Focus 15" (0.38m)
Number Diaphram Blades 9
Max. Mag Ratio 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m) 
Filter Size 82mm
Dimensions 4.6 x 3.5" (116.9 x 88.9mm)
Weight 29.1 oz (825 g)
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony