TAMRON SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Lenses
VC (Vibration Compensation)
Even when shooting in low-light conditions with a slow shutter speed, Tamron's acclaimed VC (Vibration Compensation)* allows for stable handheld camera work, to enhances the usefulness of a fast-aperture zoom lens.
* The Sony mount lens does not include VC, because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is "SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD" without the VC designation.
Specialised high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements all contribute to the top-of-class image quality expected of a high-grade Tamron SP lens.
The rounded outline diaphragm of the lens is retained even when stopped down to f/5.6. Blur highlights in a photo reflect the shape of the aperture and they are a much more prominent feature at wider apertures. In this high-speed lens, this important optical design element results in more attractive, natural-looking images.
Tamron's proprietary USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) powers a speedy autofocus system. Major improvements in autofocus response and tracking ability over standard DC motors enable instantaneous focusing and spontaneous shooting of rapidly moving subjects.
This extremely quiet motor is ideal for photography of events, weddings, theatre or musical performances, as well as crucial moments on the golf course – any situation where autofocus noise is obtrusive.
The USD motor is complemented by Direct Manual Focus to enable manual fine-tuning after autofocusing if and when necessary. No need to engage a switch – just gently rotate the focus ring.
Tamron's new moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens, making it even more ideal for travel and shooting outdoors.
Included as a standard accessory, the flower-shaped hood matches the rectangular shape of the image sensor to most effectively block the interference of superfluous light rays entering from outside the borders of the image area, helping to ensure sharp, clear, flare-free images with crisp detail in the shadow areas.
This lens features the gold metal ring that symbolises the SP series, and other design elements that boost its looks.
|Angle of view (diagonal)||84° 4' to 34° 21' (full-frame 35mm format)|
|60° 20' to 22° 33' (for APS-C format)|
|Lens construction||17 elements in 12 groups, including:|
|3x LD elements|
|3x glass molded aspherical lenses|
|1x hybrid aspherical lens|
|2x XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements|
|Minimum focus distance||0.38m (15.0in.)|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)|
|Overall length*||116.9mm (4.6in.)|
|Maximum diameter||88.2mm (3.5in.)|
|Diaphragm blades||9 (rounded diaphragm)|
|Standard accessory||Flower-shaped Lens Hood|
|Mounts available||Canon AF, Sony (Konica Minolta), Nikon AF-D|
|Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may change without prior notice.|
|*Length, entire length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount.|
|1. Distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens.|
|2. Distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of the protrusion.|
A 12-month mechanical malfunction warranty applies to the lens
This warranty only covers mechanical malfunctions/ manufacturing faulties. Personal damage to the phone or phone accessories will not be covered under the warranty.
It is a Return-to-Base (RTB) warranty which means all faulty items must be returned to us for assessment. The original receipt/invoice must be provided as a proof of purchase.
Within the warranty period, if the phone has any mechanical malfunctions, we will provide repairs. A replacement will be offered if we are unable to repair the phone. A refund will be only provided if we could not repair the phone or offer a replacement. Our warranties will be covered by our own service department when possible.
To return a phone, the customer needs to cover his/her postage and we will cover ours. However, if there are no mechanical malfunctions or personal damages found in the phone or phone accessories, the customer will need to cover postage for both. A faulty item must be returned within 7 days upon a mutual agreement of return by both parties.