Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens Review (By Photography Blog)

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The Photography Blog has published the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens review (tested on the 50.6MP Canon EOS 5DS R):

“Auto-focusing was very quick on the Canon EOS 5DS R that we tested the lens with, and manual focus over-ride at any time is a great feature, as is the built-in optical image stabilisation system, which we found to be slightly more effective than the one on the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens.”

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens Key Features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two XR Elements, Three LD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

From Photography Blog:

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a versatile walk-around lens with a fast maximum aperture that consistently delivers great images. It’s very sharp throughout most of the zoom and aperture range, even at the edges of the frame, with sharpness only falling off a little shooting wide open at f/2.8. The new SP 24-70mm G2 also produces very nice bokeh effects thanks to the 9-blade iris diaphragm, although there’s some very obvious vignetting and some barrel distortion at 24mm, plus slight pincushioning at 70mm. Overall, though, there’s little to complain about in the image quality department.

The build quality is excellent, following the example set by other recent G2 edition lenses, and Tamron have generously included a good lens hood and padded case. Auto-focusing was very quick on the Canon EOS 5DS R that we tested the lens with, and manual focus over-ride at any time is a great feature, as is the built-in optical image stabilisation system, which we found to be slightly more effective than the one on the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens.

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF is now in stock and shipping at Amazon, B&H and Adorama for $1,199.

You can read the full review at Photography Blog.

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