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An excellent workhorse lens at just the right price
on 9 June 2015
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,
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,
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.
This lens has been a good solid all rounder and while not the fastest to focus, it is fast enough to get the shot.
The 2.8 aperture is a real winner and combined with the VC, means you can function and shoot in conditions you otherwise might not be able to.
Fifth - Value
This lens is substantially less than the competitors and while the brand names do offer better image quality or faster focus, the amount is only slight and when compared price for price the Tamron gets full marks for value.