- Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.8 x 8.8 cm ; 826 g
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Item model number: A007E
- ASIN: B007SNP02K
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Feb. 7 2013
- Average Customer Review: 38 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,781 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Canon Mount AFA007C-700 (Model A007E)
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- Fast F/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range
- Top-in-class quality images with 3 LD, 3 Glass Molded Aspheric, 1 Hybrid Aspheric and 2 XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements
- 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)
- Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens
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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, 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) glasses. 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. Extend your art to the limits of your inspiration with the Tamron SP 24-70mm. Specifications: Model Name A007; Focal Length 24-70mm; Format size Di Maximum Aperture F/2.8, Diagonal Angle of View 84°04' - 34°21' (for full frame 35mm format cameras) 60°20' - 22°33' (for APS-C format cameras) Lens Construction 17 elements, 12 groups; Minimum Focus Distance 15". Max. Mag. Ratio 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 15"). Filter Diameter 82mm. Overall Length 4.3". Maximum Diameter 3.5". Weight 29.1 oz. Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded diaphragm). Standard Accessory Flower-shaped lens hood. Canon Mount
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I have only used it a few times so far, but it works great. The focus is fast and precise, and the VR works well. Images are tack sharp, better than a lot of my other lenses. The focal range is great for indoors, and the f/2.8 guarantees good low light ability. In the last family event I attended I only had a kit lens, used mosty at f/5.6 or so, and I didn't get many good shots. Now I'm prepared!
The photo is of a small (3") clock on my desk, taken at 70mm, f8 ISO 3200. As you can see, it focuses quite close, and you can see the scratch on the clock over the 4!
I recommend it!
I am a Nikon shooter and have had and have a variety of Nikkor lenses and I can say that Nikkor lenses are top rate for sure. This is my first Tamron and for the price blows me away. It is sharp, very sharp the equal to the Nikkor. The focus seems very, very close to the Nikkor but I think that the Nikkor is a hair quicker. Both get focus every time even in low light. Some complain that the zoom control turns the wrong way (Canon shooters) but it is bang on for us Nikon people. The zoom was stiff when I first got the lens but either has gotten better or I adapted. The focus ring is thin but buttery smooth, precise and very sure for manual focus control.
I was somewhat unsure in purchasing the Tamron due to many conflicting reports of poor copies of the lens and some saying it didn't measure up to the Canon or Nikon. I am so glad I bought the Tamron as either I got an excellent copy or Tamron has upped it's game. I can live with the distortion and vignetting as the Nikon was similar so it is the nature of the beast in 24-70mm lenses and easily corrected in post. This lens feels like a high quality product and I wouldn't say that if it wasn't true. I like the quality of my Nikon DSLR and Nikkor lenses and this just feels the same. High quality.
The Tamron is water resistant with a rear lens mount rubber ring and weather sealing at other critical areas however I have yet to use this lens in the rain but it is nice to know that it is up to the task. The out of focus areas or bokeh seems to be quite good to me. I haven't noticed the onion effect I have read often about and I am pleased with the lens in this regard. For portrait photos I really like the out of focus background. The center sharpness at 2.8 is perfect for portraits and events photography.
My final word is: If you are sitting on the fence as whether to cough up $2300 for Nikkor or Canon or to go with Tamron I would seriously say to take the leap to the Tamron. It may not have the panache of the Nikkor or Canon but those seeing your photos won't know the difference as it is that good and you can buy another lens with the leftover money. The quality of the Tamron is first rate. Good deal eh!! (Obviously I am Canadian)
Amazon is very reliable and 123-easyship was very responsive with my questions before buying. I"m confident that I will keep these for many years to come. Thank You!
Once I received the lens I immediate did a few control test shots of a flat textured background. What I found was that the lens detail and sharpness was acceptable on the left side and center, but on the right side it was absolutely terrible. Not being sure if my expectations were too high or if there was perhaps a problem with the lens, I took the lens off of the camera and examined it for any signs of damage. It was at this point that I noticed the "Made in China" label stamped on the lens.
Every unboxing video and picture I could find of the lens online shows that it should have been stamped with "Made in Japan". So why did I receive a unit that was "Made in China"?
I called the local camera stores in my area and found a copy in stock and asked them to check where it was made. Sure enough it was "Made in Japan". I went out and purchased this copy and tested it side by side with my "Made in China" copy.
The results were like night and day. The second "Made in Japan" version produced MUCH better results especially on the right side. This "Made in Japan" version was as sharp and detailed across the whole image at 70mm f8 as my 90mm Tamron prime at f8 that I was using as a control.
Anyway, I wanted to share this with everyone to remind people to properly test the lens they receive--don't assume that you have a good copy. There are quality control issues with this lens! Watch out for the "Made in China" copies!
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The lens is almost as sharp on center as Canon's but half the price. The VC is quite performant despite 1 fstop drop.Read more
First of all I must say it is the most outstanding lens in this category. The lens is built as solidly as any Canon or Nikon 24-70 I have ever handled.Read more
With the VC, you won't miss many shots with this lens. For the price, build quality and the addition of the VC, I highly recommend...Read more