For many photographers, a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with vibration compensation is a holy grail. Tamron has just introduced their second generation of that exact lens with many improvements and a slick redesign. Check out the new lens!
- New dual Micro-Processing Unit for quicker and more precise AF and improved Vibration Compensation performance
- USM autofocus motor with full-time manual override
- Five-stop Vibration Compensation with two modes (normal and panning)
- Moisture resistance with fluorine-coated front element
- Minimum focusing distance: 15"
- Maximum reproduction ratio: 1:5
- 17 elements in 12 groups
- Nine-blade diaphragm
- Front element: 82mm
- Weight: 1.99 lbs. (904 g)
- Compatible with optional TAP-in Console
Altogether, the new lens looks like an intriguing, lower price alternative to the standard Canon and Nikon options. The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 will be available in August for the Nikon mount and September for the Canon mount and retails for $1,199. You can preorder it below: