Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with A Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization
| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extents while zooming
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is compatible with cameras that have a Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is also available in Canon EF and Nikon F (FX) mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD has a maximum diameter of 88mm and total length of 117mm when not extended. It weighs 825g / 29.1 oz.
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD has a filter thread of 82mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD:
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD has a focal range of 24-70mm and 2.9X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 36 - 105mm.
The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Sony A99 II, Sony A77 II and Sony A99.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.21x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.38m.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Sony Alpha mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 24mm all the way to the 70mm .
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 12 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 LD (Low Dispersion) elements
- 2 XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements
- 3 glass molded aspheric elements
- 1 hybrid aspherical element
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is HA007.
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is available in Black color.
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