Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) Part I

February 26, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Tamron SP 24-70 f/2.8 Di VC USD

 

I’m putting this down as Part I because I’m hoping to get my hands on a unit when they make it to Canada, hopefully next month.  I’m surprised that I’m so excited about this one.  I have the 17-50mm VC and although I mentioned I wish I had a 24-70, I didn’t think it was a big deal.  The 70-200mm Tamron with VC is scheduled to be released later this year, hopefully before summer, but I don’t have any specifics other than it should be this year.  I thought that would be of more excitement to me, but this has really peaked my interest.

The designation is SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), according to the Tamron website and was introduced on February 6th.  It will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts, with the Sony model having the VC removed.

Possibly I’m being to optimistic that we’ll see one in March, but I really want to try this out.  My only complaint, without using the lens, is that it has a 82mm filter thread.  This means I need to get another circular polarizing filter.  ;-)

The specifications from the Tamron site are as follows:

    • Focal length – 24-70mm
    • Maximum aperture – f/2.8
    • Minimum aperture – f/22
    • 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 – 82mm
    • Length – 108.5mm(4.3 in)
    • Entire length – 116.9mm(4.6 in)
    • Diameter – 88.2mm(3.5 in)
    • Weight – 825g (29.1 oz)
    • Number of diaphragm blades – 9(rounded diaphragm)
    • Standard accessories – Flower-shaped lens hood


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