Tamron unveils new image-stabilized SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens 0

We’ve been bombarded with reports of new Tokina lenses in the past few weeks. And just to disrupt that streak a little bit, Tamron announces its own new lens, the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007).

The new Tamron zoom lens for full frame Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras features a built-in Vibration Compensation image stabilization (VC) and Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD).  The Sony version of the lens skips out on the VC (SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD) as Sony cameras have an image stabilization functionality.

Features of the Tamron SP 24-70mm lens:

  • A full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in VC ( Vibration Compensation). Even when shooting in low-light conditions with a slow shutter speed to render sharpness, Tamron’s acclaimed VC allows for stable handheld camera work, to more fully enjoy the benefits of this high-speed zoom lens.
  • Uses special high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three glass molded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects. This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.
  • Features Tamron proprietary USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.
  • This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.
  • The lens adopts the new technology including the latest optical design, VC ( Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive), all in a lighter and more compact package.
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.

The price and availability of the SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens is yet to be announced by Tamron.

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