Tamron's Lens of the Month
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
The world’s only full-frame F/2.8 standard zoom with image stabilization (VC).
Tamron's SP 24-70mm is the perfect combination of features that professional photographers appreciate. Designed for full-frame DSLRs but equally at home on cameras with smaller APS-C sensors, it’s the world’s only full frame fast standard zoom to feature image stabilization. Camera shake is effectively neutralized by Tamron's VC (Vibration Compensation) tri-axial image stabilization system that allows shooting at up to four-stops slower than without stabilization and stable viewfinder image, even when panning. The lens delivers superior edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire frame thanks to the advanced optical system with three LD and two XR elements. The USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor provides fast and quiet autofocus. The circular diaphragm and large f2.8 aperture combine to produce beautiful Bokeh. Its moisture-resistant construction and solid build top off this new tool designed with the professional in mind. For Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR cameras. $1299 value. Now with $100 mail-in rebate thru 12/31/13.
(*Sony without VC as image stabilization is built in the Sony camera body)
The Tamron SP designation is reserved for lenses developed with special emphasis on extraordinary photographic performance. Engineers are free to innovate in an uncommon atmosphere where optical performance comes before price, resulting in lenses that satisfy the demands of discerning photographers.
Play with light as you explore the subtle aspects of beauty. An all-new, high-speed standard zoom lens with image stabilization.
Photographic artists have been waiting for a full-featured, constant-aperture zoom lens. The wait is over. The A007 is a high-quality, highly functional, high-speed standard zoom lens covering the 24‒70mm focal range*1. It includes both Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to reduce shake and its USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor, enabling speedy, silent autofocusing. This SP (Super Performance) series lens makes full use of specialized glass elements in its lens layout, designed with top priority on image quality, including three LD elements and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses. Tamron has minimized all types of chromatic aberration in the A007, making it a lens at the top of its class whether you use it on a digital APS-C, full-frame, or 35mm SLR camera. The A007’s F/2.8 aperture enables a balance between brilliant resolution and beautiful soft blur effects. This ideal lens makes full use of Tamron’s rounded diaphragm*2 and the uncontrived, artistic blur that it provides. It is also Tamron’s ﬁrst lens to feature our new moisture-resistant construction. Portraits. Landscapes. Studio shoots. This is the lens for them all. Capture the ﬁnest details of your images in precisely the way you have always wanted to. Extend your art to the limits of your inspiration with the A007.
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 12/17
Angle of View (diagonal) 84°04’ －34°21’ (for full frame 35mm format cameras)
60°20’ －22°33’ (for APS-C format cameras)
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/22
Minimum Focus Distance 0.38m (15.0 in)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)
Filter Diameter ø82 Weight 825g (29.1 oz)*
Length * 108.5mm (4.3 in)*
Full Length ** 116.9mm (4.6 in)* Diameter φ88.2mm (3.5 in)
Accessory Flower-shaped Lens hood
Mount Canon, Nikon, ++Sony
* Length means the size from the head of the barrel to the flange of the mount.
** Full Length means the size from the head of the barrel to the end of the lens.
† Length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount. Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc., may be changed without prior notice.
++ The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of Sony digital SLR cameras include image stabilization functionality.
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All About Tamron
Tamron is a leading manufacturer of photographic lenses for digital SLRs and mirrorless cameras.
Among its many optical and mechanical innovations since the founding of the company in 1950, Tamron's development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements paved the way for today’s compact high power all-in-one lenses when, in 1992, this technology was incorporated into the ground-breaking 28-200mm.
Tamron continues to lead in this category of lenses with the 18-270mm Di II VC PZD — the world's smallest and lightest 15X zoom lens featuring Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system for blur-free hand-held shooting of photos in low light and at telephoto settings and PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus system for fast and quiet AF operation. Tamron’s VC and USD are now integrated into a new SP (Super Performance) line-up of lenses that include the world’s only full-frame fast standard zoom featuring image stabilization — SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD; the ultra compact fast tele zoom — SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD; and a new life-size macro — SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD.
The company recently released its first lens for mirrorless cameras — 18-200mm Di III VC for Sony cameras featuring the e-Mount and announced the development of an all-in-one zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras — 14-150mm Di III VC. Tamron has garnered
international acclaim for its extensive line-up of professional and consumer lenses, including 7 consecutive European Imaging & Sound Association Awards since 2006 (15 overall), the most prestigious award in the photo industry for product excellence, as well as numerous other awards from leading magazines and websites around the globe.
Tamron USA is based in Commack, NY and is staffed by over 40 internal employees serving authorized dealer and consumer needs. A state-of-the-art lens repair facility is also housed at the US headquarters and the company now provides 3-day turn-around on all warranty repairs (and three days from the date of repair estimate approval). All lenses sold by Tamron through Tamron USA authorized dealers carry a 6-year warranty.
Tamron places a strong emphasis on educating people to take better photos and can be found at over 300 events during the course of the year answering questions one-on-one or conducting seminars and in-the-field workshops. The company also provides on-going tutorials in the form of articles and videos through its website (tamron-usa.com), eNewsletter (sign-up at www.tinyurl.com/TamronNewsletter), on its YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/tamronvids) and through its apps found on the App Store and at Google Play.
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Tamron's Support Team: They need to be in your network!
John VanSteenberg, Sr. Education Manager
John has photographed everything from landscapes to rock stars to prize fighters. His strong technical background combined with artistic abilities makes John at a great speaker, teacher and writer about all things photo-related.
Ken Hubbard Field Services Manager
Ken Hubbard is responsible for the company’s events, including Tamron’s popular consumer workshop series. A talented photographer himself, Ken has had nationwide gallery showings of his portrait and landscape photography and teaches enthusiasts how to take better photos at numerous events.