Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F (A032N)
- Brand Name: Tamron
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- The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a second-generation standard telephoto zoom lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLR cameras.
- This lens features a constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the range, improved Vibration Compensation (VC) technology, a minimum focus distance of 0.38m, an ultrasonic focus motor for quiet and fast AF operation, and a moisture-sealed construction.
- The optical formula comprises 17 elements in 12 groups, including 2 XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements, 3 LD (Low Dispersion) elements, 3 GM (Glass-Molded aspherical) and one hybrid aspherical lens element, and an iris diaphragm with nine rounded aperture blades.
- The lens has a lock switch to prevent zoom creep, a zoom ring with a rubberized grip, a focus ring with a distance scale, and an AF/MF switch on the side.
- The lens comes with a petal-shaped hood and a soft case.
- The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 delivers excellent image quality across the zoom range, with sharpness, contrast and color rendition that rival or surpass the Canon and Nikon equivalents.
- The lens has very low distortion and vignetting, especially when stopped down to f/4 or smaller.
- The lens handles chromatic aberrations well, thanks to the LD and XR elements, with only minor purple fringing in high-contrast areas at wide apertures.
- The lens produces beautiful bokeh, with smooth out-of-focus backgrounds and highlights, thanks to the nine-bladed aperture and the aspherical elements.
- The lens benefits from the VC system, which allows for handheld shooting at slower shutter speeds without noticeable blur. The VC system has three modes: standard, panning and off.
- The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 has a solid metal barrel with a matte black finish and a gold ring around the front element.
- The lens is weather-sealed against dust and moisture, with rubber gaskets around the mount and the switches.
- The lens has a metal mount that fits securely on the camera body.
- The lens has a fast and silent AF system, powered by an ultrasonic motor (USD). The AF system is accurate and reliable in most situations, but may struggle in low light or low contrast scenes.
- The lens has full-time manual focus override, which allows for fine-tuning the focus without switching to MF mode.
- The lens has a 82mm filter thread that does not rotate during focusing or zooming.
- The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is compatible with Tamron’s TAP-in Console, which allows for firmware updates and customization of the VC and AF settings via a USB connection to a computer.
- The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is also compatible with Tamron’s Teleconverter 1.4x (Model TC-X14) and Teleconverter 2.0x (Model TC-X20), which extend the focal length by 1.4x or 2x respectively, with some loss of light and image quality.