Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens Officially Announced

Tamron officially announced the new SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens (Model A032) for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. The US price is $1,199, $100 less than the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens ($1,299), while the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens is $2,396.95, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is $1,699. The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens will start shipping in August for Nikon F-mount and September for Canon EF mount.

Pre-order links:

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF: $1,199 at B&H, Adorama.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F: $1,199 at B&H, Adorama.

Introducing Tamron’s newly improved best-in-class, high-speed zoom lens

The new Model A032 high-speed zoom is designed to maximize the potential of the latest high-pixel-density cameras while delivering best-in-class image quality. Our proprietary eBAND Coating resists ghosting and flare, making this lens ideal for backlit photography. In addition to cutting-edge autofocus technology, the A032 offers the highest vibration compensation in its class,—with a CIPA image stabilization performance level of 5 stops. With Fluorine Coating and rugged, Moisture-Resistant Construction, the A032 is an excellent choice for outdoor photography. A built-in lock in the lens hood offers additional protection. The combination of advanced technology, versatility and superb image quality makes the easy-to-use A032 zoom an excellent choice for everything from landscapes and portraits.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens Technical Specifications:

ModelA032
Focal Length24-70mm
Maximum ApertureF/2.8
Angle of View (diagonal)84°04′-34°21′ (for full-frame format)

60°20′ -22°33′ (for APS-C format)

Optical Construction17elements in 12 groups
Minimum Object Distance0.38m (15 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio1:5
Filter SizeΦ82mm
Maximum DiameterΦ88.4mm
Lengthfor Canon 111mm (4.4 in)

for Nikon 108.5mm (4.3 in)

Weightfor Canon 905g (31.9oz)

for Nikon 900g (31.7 oz)

Aperture Blades9 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum ApertureF/22
Image Stabilization Performance5 stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
Standard AccessoriesLens hood, Lens caps, Lens pouch
Compatible MountsCanon, Nikon

Read the full press release at Tamron.