Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

September 6, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD from around the web.

ephotozine.com »

This highly anticipated lens from Tamron covers the popular 24-70mm range with a fast constant aperture of f/2.8. It is one of Tamron's 'SP' lenses, which denotes that it should be able to produce professional quality results. Unlike lenses in this range from the main camera manufacturers, this optic has Vibration Compensation, which should help to tame camera shake at low shutter speeds. An ultrasonic focusing motor should provide quick focusing speeds, silently with full time manual focus override.
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photozone.de »

However, their latest offering is a different beast altogether - the Tamron AF 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di USD VC. Other than matching the specs of competing products it has something unique - it is the first fast standard zoom lens featuring an image stabilizer (VC = Vibration Control). An ultrasonic AF (USD) as well as weather sealing are also part of the package.
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thephoblographer.com »

Readers of this blog know very well that the staff generally all prefer prime lenses over zooms. The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC SP for Canon EF mount, however, landed in my hands for two weeks. Tamron is an extremely solid third party lens manufacturer and they create some terrific sleeper lenses that otherwise get overlooked by those of the larger brands.
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cameralabs.com »

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is a new 2.9x zoom that was announced April 2012 and is the first ever stabilized large-aperture standard-zoom compatible with full-frame DSLRs. With its gold-ring, constant f2.8 aperture, and a price-tag of around 1000 EUR it is in direct/fierce competition to Nikon's own professional AF-S 24-70/2.8G Nikkor or Canon's EF 24-70mm 2.8 II L USM. This makes it a very interesting lens that is indeed one-of-a-kind.
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