Tamron unleashes 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom


Tamron has announced a new fast, 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom lens, which is available in mounts compatible with Sony, Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

The new lens comes equipped with Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilisation and Ultrasonic Silent Drive, which is designed to help when shooting handheld.

Tamron’s lens also uses special high-grade glass in three LD elements, along with three glass molded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses. It also incorporates a rounded diaphragm to enhance out of focus areas, which retains a nearly circular shape even hen taken two stops down from its fully open state.

Full specs for the moisture-resistant Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8:

Model:                         A007
Focal length:                     24-70mm
Maximum aperture:                 F/2.8
Angle of view (diagonal):             84°04’ -34°21’ (for full frame 35mm format cameras)
60°20’ -22°33’ (for APS-C format cameras)
Lens construction:                 17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum focus distance:             0.38m (15.0 in)
Maximum magnification ratio:         1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)
Filter size:                     φ82mm
Length:                         108.5mm*
Entire Length:                     116.9mm*
Diameter:                     φ88.2mm
Weight:                         825g*
No. of diaphragm blades:             9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture:                 F/22
Standard accessories:             Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible mounts:             Canon, Nikon, Sony