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Tamron 24-70 mm F2.8 VC USD Lens for Canon

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  • Fast F/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range
  • New VC anti-shake mechanism with 4-stop advantage
  • USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) powers a speedy AF drive together with continuous manual focus control (Full-Time Manual/FTM)
  • Ultra high quality images with 3 LD, 3 Glass Moulded Aspheric, 1 Hybrid Aspheric and 2 XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens

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Product details

Style Name: For Canon
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.8 x 11.7 cm ; 830 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
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  • Item model number: A007E
  • ASIN: B007RKL1KE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 April 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Style Name: For Canon

Product Description

Tamron's SP 24-70mm is a high quality, highly functional, high speed standard zoom lens covering the 24-70mm focal range. It includes both Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) Image stabilization to reduce shake and its USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor, enabling speedy yet silent autofocusing.

This SP (Super Performance) series lens makes full use of specialized glass elements in its lens layout, designed with top priority on image quality, including three LD elements and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements.

Tamron has minimized all types of chromatic aberration in the SP 24-70mm, making it a lens at the top of its class whether you use it on a digital APS-C, full frame, or 35mm SLR camera.

The SP 24-70mm F/2.8 aperture enables a balance between brilliant resolution and beautiful soft blur effects. This ideal lens makes full use of Tamron's rounded diaphragm and the uncontrived, artistic blur that it provides. It is also Tamron's first lens to feature our new moisture-resistant construction.

Portraits, Landscapes, Studio Shoots, this is the lens for them all.

Capture the finest details of your images in precisely the way you have always wanted to and extend your art to the limits of your inspiration with the Tamron SP 24-70mm.

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Tamron 24-70mm Lens
Flower-shaped lens hood

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dewan Demmer on 9 Jun. 2015
Style Name: For Nikon
Tameron 24-70mm 2.8

I have had the Tameron 24-70mm for about a year now and have used it on a number of Nikon Cameras.

I am going to get the point format bits done first, for those that want to do a quick read.

Firstly - what is in the box :
- English Manual,
- other usual documentation and information,
- 24-70mm lens,
- Front and rear caps,
- Petal-type Hood HA007,
- Soft lens case.

Second - The Good.
- Optically this is a very nice lens,
- metal Mount,
- Solid Build,
- lens Lock,
- fast seek,
- 2.8 Aperture,
- Vibration Control (VC) (so in lens stablisation ),
- manual override ring,
- close focus distance ( 38cm according to Tamron ),
- Runs on DX and FX Cameras,
- Price

Third - The Bad.
- can be a little stiff,
- Large 82mm filter Thread ( is an unusual size, but in this case big is good ),
- Mild vignetting when fully zoomed at 2.8,
- Heavy

Fourth - My Opinion.
So having run with this lens for a while now I can say I am quite happy with the performance.
The 24-70 range is very nice, and while it does not go super wide or give a tremendous zoom it fits in nicely as a general all round lens, going wide enough to get group shots and long enough to zoom in and do the work of a portrait lens where needs be.
A few point to keep in mind with this lens is that it is anot a light lens, and as a result using it as a general lens will have you feeling the weight pretty quickly.
The one thing that I have trouble getting used to is the VC, it does work well however when active once settled ona subject there is a slight fishbowl sway effect that I always notice.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By bigger headphones on 2 Nov. 2013
Style Name: For Canon Verified Purchase
It took me a LONG time to decide which standard 2.8 zoom to go for. Over the past year I've looked at Canon's 17-55 (I shoot a 7d), Mark 1 24-70L, Sigma's 17-50 and Tamron's 17-50 vc - all in great detail! I finally decided to go with this lens based on sample images, video reviews, the ability to move to full frame in the future without selling all my gear, and ultimately the price. I am not disappointed. Sure I loose out on the wide end in respect to the 17-** lenses but over the last couple of years shooting weddings I've only ever really needed wider for huge group shots, in which case i just switch to a sigma 10-20. I've used Canon L lenses in the past and love their build quality but this Tamron did not disappoint! I'd even say that the barrel that extends seems even sturdier than that of the Canon 24-105.

I've currently had 2 days shooting with this lens and Image quality is fantastic! Sure, wide open it's not as pin sharp as my Canon 60mm 2.8 macro, but considering I'm comparing a zoom to a prime I knew this would be the case.

All in all i'm very happy with this lens. Bang for your buck it's a no brainer (weather sealing and (IS) VC... Yes please!) I know a few people criticize it for being excessively heavy, but i think it's spot on. The zoom ring isn't a fluid as that of the Canon L lenses and overall i guess it's just not as refined, but again I feel this Tamron has a very reassuring and positive action to it and considering Mark 1 24-70Ls still sell for around £1000 it's still a damn sight cheaper.

I hope somewhere in this mess of ramblings there is a fair review and explanation of why I chose this over the competition.
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67 of 72 people found the following review helpful By R.E. Viewer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 July 2013
Style Name: For Canon Verified Purchase
I will compare this lens to the popular but far cheaper, EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM and the more expensive EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, both by Canon. These are two that I own have have used a lot.

Build / construction

The Tamron feels solid, the plastic is higher quality than the Canon 28-135 by far, and does not creak or creep. Has a lens barrel lock and smooth but firm feel to the focus and zoom rings. Plastic hood included and secures into place with a solid click. The lens cap is better than Canon's, having centre pinch ability. This does not feel quite as good as my metal 100-400, but many other 24-70 lenses are also mostly or all plastic.

Autofocus & VC

Much testing has been done on the autofocus speed, and after seeing some reviews online I was worried this might be a tad slower than say my 100-400 L glass. Not so. As far as I can tell without measuring, the autofocus is as fast and near silent. That said, very fast moving subjects are probably not this lenses' strongest point. The VC (Vibration Control) seems to work very well indeed. Noticeably good. I can take a useable shot at 70mm and only 1/6 sec. Impressive VC. It also is very quiet.

Image quality

The big issue. Well despite the online video reviews clearly showing the Canon 24-70 II as being sharper in the corners and with less distortion, the reality for most people this seems like a non-issue. This lens to me seems sharp and works well even wide open at f2.8. I have uploaded an example shot which has had only very minor editing. Of course it is sharper when stopped down, but they all are. Image quality to me compared to kit lenses, the Canon 28-135 and Canon 100-400 L is very good indeed.
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