Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 USD VC Di

by Enche Tjin on February 6, 2012

Tamron released new SP (Superior lens) designed for full frame camera (but non-full frame camera will able to use it as well). This lens is significant because it has Vibration Compensation to combat shake. This is the first 24-70mm f/2.8 version that has this feature.

Nikon FF users (Nikon D700, D3, etc) and Canon FF users such as Canon 5D mk II, will be happy to find a relatively compact lens with image stabilization and maybe in a lower price tag.

If you’re using APS-C sensor camera, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 might be better choice because it is wider. However, the 17-50mm does not has silent auto focus and image stabilization. It has a tough to beat price tho.



  • Model: A007
  • Focal length: 24-70mm
  • Maximum aperture: F/2.8
  • Angle of view (diagonal): 84°04’ -34°21’ (for full frame 35mm format cameras)
  • 60°20’ -22°33’ (for APS-C format cameras)
  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.38m (15.0 in)
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)
  • Filter size: φ82mm
  • Length: 108.5mm*
  • Entire Length: 116.9mm*
  • Diameter: φ88.2mm
  • Weight: 825g*
  • No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F/22
  • Standard accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood
  • Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony

* Length, entire length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount.
* Entire length is the distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of the protrusion.
* The Sony mount does not include VC, because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is “SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD” without the VC designation.

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