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

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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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

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)

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Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

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.

Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di  (2003) Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di Macro (motorized) (2008) Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di Macro (motorized)
Tamron SP AF 24-70mm f/2,8 Di VC USD (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 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II 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/2,8 L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS 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/3,5-5,6 G VR IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2,8 G ED Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2,8 G ED
Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG HSM Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG HSM

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