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

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

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

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


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Optical design

Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/ 2.8 Di VC USD optical design

Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/ 2.8 Di VC USD optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Sony A / Minolta A, Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 2012

Optical design: 17 elements in 12 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $720


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
24mm - 70mmf/2.8f/2290.3882825/29,1108.5/4,3

Additional information:

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

  • Diagonal angle of view 84゜04' - 34゜21' (60゜20' - 22゜33'  APS-C)
  • Max. magnification 1:5
  • Length 108.51-16.9 mm
  • Diameter 88.2 mm
  • Petal hood
  • Preorder price $ 1300 (April, 2012)

The Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007)  is a standard fast full-format zoom lens, equipped with a moving-coil image stabilizer.

The optical scheme of the lens includes17 elements in 12 groups, including three ED elements,  three molded aspherical elements, one hybrid aspherical element and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass elements.

Ring-type Ultrasonic Drive (USD) autofocusing with a  piezoelectric element generates ultrasonic vibration in the stator metal ring, and vibration energy rotates the rotor metal ring adjoining the stator.

As for the lens resolution, it is a bit superior to the first Canon 24-70, but inferior to the second model.

The Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/ 2.8 Di VC USD features  moisture-resistant design.

Evaluation of  Tamron designations:

  • SP (Super Performance) - highest quality (as compared to Tamron standard lenses) professional lenses lineup
  • AF - autofocus
  • Di (Digitally integrated) - optimized for full-format digital cameras (max. frame size - 24х36 mm)
  • VC - Tamron 3-D Vibration Compensation stabilizer
  • XR - Extra Refractive Index glass can bend light rays at steeper angles, thereby decreasing the physical length of the lens while enhancing imaging performance by minimizing optical aberrations
  • LD - "Low Dispersion" elements decreasing aberrations and increasing contrast
  • ASL - one or several aspherical lenses
  • IF - internal focusing (the lens does not extend, the front element does not rotate)
  • USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) - Ultrasonic Drive (USD) focusing with full-time manual override

The 5-year warranty extends to all Tamron lenses officially imported to the Russian Federation and purchased after September 1, 2010.  In order to get warranty you should get registered at the Tamron European website within two months after the lens purchase. The warranty is valid for the first registered buyer only.

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 07.02.2012

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