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 Sony Alpha mount cameras.
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is compatible with cameras that have 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 .
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD has a filter thread of 82mm.
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.
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD with a weather sealed camera body such as Sony A99 II, Sony A77 II and Sony A99.
Optical Image Stabilization
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.
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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