Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2012.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 24-70 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 24 mm or at 70 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.

Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 82 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HA007".

Different versions of the lens

This lens has replaced several earlier versions and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.

Prices and awards

EISA

EISA Awards 2012-2013: European Lens 2012-2013

With the 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Tamron has managed to come up with a seriously attractive lens for anyone using a full frame SLR camera. This is a large-aperture standard zoom featuring image stabilisation, silent autofocus and sharpness that easily matches the demands of todayís high-resolution cameras. Tamronís 24-70mm F2.8 is also a sturdy and well-built lens with rubber seals protecting it in moist or dusty conditions. It truly feels like a professional lens and also performs like one when autofocus, image stabilisation and image quality is concerned. A lens to rely on, whether you are photographing for a living or simply for pleasure.
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Pictures (product and sample images)

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Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The lens brightness, f/2,8
  • Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
  • Has a built-in image stabilizer
  • Works on all sensor types
  • Has a built-in autofocus motor
  • A lens hood is included
  • The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
  • The lens is the latest among several editions
  • The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2012-2013: European Lens 2012-2013
  • Heavy (825 gr)
  • The price (more info)

Specification

Product Name:Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD (See dictionary)
Release date: 2012
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 24-70 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 24-70 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 31-91 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 38-112 mm on Canon APS-C
  • 24-70 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 36-105 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
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Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 17 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer: Yes, VC
Closest Focusing Distance: 38 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 82 mm
Lens Hood: HA007 (included)
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length): 88 x 117 mm
Weight: 825 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
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Reviews

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Does this lens work with my camera?

Below you will find all registered cameras here on Lensora. Whether the actual camera works with this lens or not is displayed with a green or a red symbol, and if you want to know more about why the lens and the camera work or do not work together you click for further information..

Product name Release date Type Sensor Focal Length ? Total weight
Canon EOS 1000D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1327 gr
Canon EOS 100D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1232 gr
Canon EOS 10D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1700 gr
Canon EOS 1100D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1320 gr
Canon EOS 1200D 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1305 gr
Canon EOS 1300D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1310 gr
Canon EOS 1D 2001 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 31-91 mm 2410 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 2004 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 31-91 mm 2390 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 2007 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 31-91 mm 1980 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn 2005 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 31-91 mm 2390 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 2009 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 31-91 mm 2055 gr
Canon EOS 1D X 2011 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2165 gr
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2355 gr
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2265 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds 2002 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2410 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 2004 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2390 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 2007 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2210 gr
Canon EOS 2000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1300 gr
Canon EOS 200D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1278 gr
Canon EOS 20D 2004 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1595 gr
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1595 gr
Canon EOS 20Da 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1595 gr
Canon EOS 250D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1274 gr
Canon EOS 300D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1470 gr
Canon EOS 30D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1609 gr
Canon EOS 350D 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS 4000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1261 gr
Canon EOS 400D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1381 gr
Canon EOS 40D 2007 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1647 gr
Canon EOS 450D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1349 gr
Canon EOS 500D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1345 gr
Canon EOS 50D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1647 gr
Canon EOS 550D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1335 gr
Canon EOS 5D 2005 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1720 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2008 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1675 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2012 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1775 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1715 gr
Canon EOS 5DS 2015 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1755 gr
Canon EOS 5DS R 2015 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1755 gr
Canon EOS 600D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1395 gr
Canon EOS 60D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1580 gr
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1580 gr
Canon EOS 60Da 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1580 gr
Canon EOS 650D 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1400 gr
Canon EOS 6D 2012 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1595 gr
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 2017 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1590 gr
Canon EOS 700D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1405 gr
Canon EOS 70D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1580 gr
Canon EOS 750D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1380 gr
Canon EOS 760D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1390 gr
Canon EOS 77D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS 7D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1685 gr
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1735 gr
Canon EOS 8000D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1390 gr
Canon EOS 800D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1357 gr
Canon EOS 80D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1555 gr
Canon EOS 850D 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1340 gr
Canon EOS 9000D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS 90D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1526 gr
Canon EOS D30 2000 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1680 gr
Canon EOS D60 2002 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1680 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1470 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1381 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1345 gr
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1274 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1340 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1349 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1335 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1400 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1305 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1380 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1278 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1357 gr
Canon EOS M 2012 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M10 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M100 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M200 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M3 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS R 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R3 2021 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R6 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Ra 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Rebel 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1470 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1232 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1278 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1274 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1345 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1335 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1320 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1395 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1400 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1305 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1405 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1310 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1380 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1390 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1300 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1357 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1340 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1327 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1349 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 38-112 mm 1381 gr
Canon EOS RP 2019 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D1 1999 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 2025 gr
Nikon D100 2002 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1605 gr
Nikon D1H 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 2025 gr
Nikon D1X 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 2025 gr
Nikon D200 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1745 gr
Nikon D2H 2003 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 2025 gr
Nikon D2Hs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 2025 gr
Nikon D2X 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 2025 gr
Nikon D2Xs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 2025 gr
Nikon D3 2007 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2125 gr
Nikon D300 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1750 gr
Nikon D3000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1361 gr
Nikon D300s 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1763 gr
Nikon D3100 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1330 gr
Nikon D3200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1330 gr
Nikon D3300 2014 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1255 gr
Nikon D3400 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1220 gr
Nikon D3500 2018 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1190 gr
Nikon D3s 2009 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2065 gr
Nikon D3x 2008 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2085 gr
Nikon D4 2012 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2165 gr
Nikon D40 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1347 gr
Nikon D40x 2007 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1347 gr
Nikon D4s 2014 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2175 gr
Nikon D5 2016 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2240 gr
Nikon D50 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1445 gr
Nikon D500 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1685 gr
Nikon D5000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1415 gr
Nikon D5100 2011 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1436 gr
Nikon D5200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1380 gr
Nikon D5300 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1305 gr
Nikon D5500 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1245 gr
Nikon D5600 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1290 gr
Nikon D6 2020 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 2095 gr
Nikon D60 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1347 gr
Nikon D600 2012 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1585 gr
Nikon D610 2013 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1675 gr
Nikon D70 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1504 gr
Nikon D700 2008 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1899 gr
Nikon D7000 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1605 gr
Nikon D70s 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1504 gr
Nikon D7100 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1500 gr
Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1500 gr
Nikon D750 2014 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1575 gr
Nikon D7500 2017 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1465 gr
Nikon D780 2020 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1665 gr
Nikon D80 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1493 gr
Nikon D800 2012 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1725 gr
Nikon D800e 2012 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1725 gr
Nikon D810 2014 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1805 gr
Nikon D810A 2015 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1705 gr
Nikon D850 2017 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1830 gr
Nikon D90 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 36-105 mm 1528 gr
Nikon Df 2013 DSLR Full frame 24-70 mm 1585 gr
Nikon Z fc 2021 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z50 2019 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z6 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z9 2021 Mirrorless Full frame

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Different versions of this lens

Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD has released different versions of this lens. Please make sure that you study the differences before buying.

(2003) Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di
(2008) Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di Macro (motorized)
(2012) Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD

Alternatives to Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM

Alternatives to Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2,8 G ED
Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG HSM

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