Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens Review (by TDP)

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Bryan Carnathan at The Digital Picture published the review of new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens (for Canon). Tested on the 50.6MP Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EOS-1DX Mark II. The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens is a good option for the potentially-most-used lens in the kit.

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 The Digital Picture:

When I reviewed this lens’ predecessor, I stated that it was currently the only full frame-compatible lens available in the 24-70mm focal length range with both an f/2.8 max aperture and Vibration Control. While that statement no longer holds true, this combination remains very attractive.

And although this lens is not inexpensive, it is priced less than most of its competition and it represents a good value. I’d like the zoom ring to be positioned behind the focus ring and for better peripheral AF point accuracy, but with a highly-useful focal length range, low light action stopping capabilities, extreme low light hand-holding capabilities, very good overall image quality and a nice build quality, the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC G2 Lens is a good option for the potentially-most-used lens in the kit.

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 The Digital Picture.

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