Tamron introduces the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

April 5th, 2012

Tamron introduces the world’s first full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in image stabilization in the new SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD.

Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, introduces the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), the world’s first*1 full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2, with resolution at the top of its class. The Canon mount will available May 7th, 2012, and Nikon and Sony*3 compatible mounts in mid-June, 2012.

The lens uses Tamron’s newest technology, including the latest optical design, VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), all in a lighter and more compact package. Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.

Specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three glass-molded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, deliver top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm*4, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects.

*1 For high-speed standard zoom lens compatible with full frame size SLR cameras except with Sony full frame size SLR cameras.
Current as of April 5, 2012. (Source: Tamron).
*2 USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron’s proprietary ultrasonic motor drive.
*3 The Sony mount 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.
*4 This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.

Model: A007 Length: 108.5mm (4.3 in)
Focal length: 24-70mm Diameter: 88.2mm (3.5 in)
Maximum aperture: F/2.8 Weight: 825g* (29.1 oz)
Lens construction: 17 elements, 12 groups No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum focus distance: 0.38m (15.0 in) Minimum aperture: F/22
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m) Standard accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood
Filter size: 82mm Available Mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony

Tamron products are distributed in Canada by Amplis Foto Inc.