October 25, 2014, 08:20:12 AM

Author Topic: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced  (Read 27778 times)

Canon Rumors

  • Administrator
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *****
  • Posts: 2709
    • View Profile
    • Canon Rumors
Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:57:27 AM »
February 6th, 2012, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), a full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), with resolution at the top of its class.

The price and availability of the SP 24-70mm will be announced at a later date.

Product Features

  • A full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in VC ( Vibration Compensation). Even when shooting in low-light conditions with a slow shutter speed to render sharpness, Tamron’s acclaimed VC allows for stable handheld camera work, to more fully enjoy the benefits of this high-speed zoom lens.
  • Uses special high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three glass molded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects. This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.
  • Features Tamron proprietary USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.
  • This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.
  • The lens adopts the new 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.

cr

DeliciousStumbleUponDiggTwitterMixxTechnoratiFacebookNews VineRedditLinkedInYahoo! Bookmarks
canonrumors.com

canon rumors FORUM

Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:57:27 AM »

LuCoOc

  • EOS M2
  • ****
  • Posts: 151
    • View Profile
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 12:22:20 PM »
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.

Is that Tamron's weather sealing and has it been on any of their lenses before?
7D - BG
3 Ls - 1 EF - 2 EF-s - 2 M42s
430EX II - YN560-III

AprilForever

  • 5D Mark III
  • ******
  • Posts: 730
    • View Profile
    • AprilForever.com
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 12:24:51 PM »
A lens I am almost interested in... I like my 24-105 a lot, and use my 30 .14 when it gets really dark. Maybe if I had a 5D, I would get it...
What is truth?

dilbert

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3095
    • View Profile
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 12:28:22 PM »
Missing from the headlines on the front page is that the filter size is 82mm - the same as the 24-70II from Canon. Its weight is quoted at 825g and length as 108.5mm (Nikon version.)

It will be very interesting to see what the price of this is.

If Tamron price this at around half or less than the new 24-70II from Canon then buying this could be cheaper than buying each of the 24/2.8 IS USM and the 28/2.8 IS USM (also rumored).

It will be very interesting to see how the IQ of this Tamron lens does against the new 24-70, the old 24-70 and the various primes in the range.

preppyak

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 788
    • View Profile
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 12:29:10 PM »
smart of them to try and corner the market when all the Canon fans aren't happy the new 24-70 doesn't have IS. Especially if they can come in at a reasonable price (about half the Canon)

TGM123

  • Guest
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 12:33:34 PM »
Yea, having VC is key. I have heard over and over that the Canon didn't have IS in the 24-70 II because it made the lens too large/heavy. Well, if Tamron comes out even close to the Canon after testing and also having VC and being cheaper, we will see how loyal us Canon users are in this all important focal range.

Competition is good for everyone.

Huey

  • Guest
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 12:51:10 PM »
I am a proud owner of the "old" version (28-75 f/2.8): apart from the focus ring being a bit "stiff" and the resistance to flare a bit weak, I have nothing to complain about.
Apparently, I was lucky enough to get a good copy, sharpness is ok, autofocus too (no front/back focus), I look forward to the new VC version (I have a 17-55 VC on my Canon 50D, too, and I'm more than satisfied about its price/performance tag).
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 12:53:45 PM by Huey »

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 12:51:10 PM »

blarygake

  • Guest
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 01:16:43 PM »


Very excited to see how this lens performs on a Full Frame camera.
I have the 28-75.  While it looks amazing on a crop, there's a ton of distortion and blurriness around the edges on a full frame.

Still waiting for somebody to make a 24-75.

bonedaddy.p7

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 46
  • I Like Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Flickr
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 01:32:28 PM »
I find it interesting that they mention that this has some weather sealing (well, moisture sealing). I didn't dig too deep but I don't see that mentioned on any of the other lenses of theirs that I checked. They are also saying that they revised the design of their VC systems and it should be lighter and last longer. it looks to me like they are clearly trying to move towards competing more directly with the L lenses, even if they have a ways to go.
Canon XTi, AE-1 Program, Rebel II, Tamron 17-50 VC, Zenitar-M 50/1.7 and a bunch of other cheap lenses (50/1.8FD, 18-55 EF-S Kit, 35-70 Kit, 80-200 4.5-5.6). S100 classic.

Nick Gombinsky

  • Rebel SL1
  • ***
  • Posts: 86
  • Workaholic and alcoholic
    • View Profile
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 04:25:05 PM »
Tamron with wheather sealing, Tokina with IS... everyone is upping their game... I like that.

If this lens is good, then Tamron only needs to update their 70-200mm f2.8 and they'll be greeting a lot of people to their ship...
Canon 7D + grip, Canon 7N + grip
Samyang 16mm f2, 24mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4, Pentax Takumar SMC M42 50mm f1.4 and 135mm f2.5
Blackmagic 4K and lots of goodies

unkbob

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 114
    • View Profile
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 05:19:14 PM »
I hope Sigma makes a 24-70 OS lens. Prefer the Sigma build quality, my Tamron 28-75 is not good in that department. For video, I especially want the focus ring on all my lenses to work in the same direction (clockwise for closer focus) and the Tamron is opposite (like Nikon), whereas Sigma does it like Canon.

00Q

  • Guest
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 07:32:36 PM »
smart of them to try and corner the market when all the Canon fans aren't happy the new 24-70 doesn't have IS. Especially if they can come in at a reasonable price (about half the Canon)

+1. Absolutely. Shame on canon if they really refused to add the IS on the MKII. (we are yet to see, screw rumours, stick to the real thing).

people want the IS, and applaud to tamron for doing the market research and coming up with this lens. I can see that this will take away sigma's slice of the market as their newest lens do not have IS. And it is pretty expensive.

shame I already have the canon 24-70 L. My fav lens. I love the L lens build quality so will be sticking to my current one. I hope this will ring warning bells into canon so they make the IS lens.

brownbry@gmail.com

  • Guest
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 07:44:59 PM »
Well, now things are more complicated for me.  I own the tammy 17-50 VC for my crop body canon.  The image quality is good enough for me, but focusing is slow and noisy.

Lately I have been renting different lenses from a local place here in Houston.  The more L lenses I rent, the more impressed I am with the build quality.  There really is a huge difference.  My 17-50 VC feels like a toy compared to the 24-105 f/4 L.  The canon lens just feels way more significant.  And the canon USM focus speed is blindingly fast.
 
So i was trying to choose between the 24-70 L and the 24-105 L.  Rented both several times and tried them in various situations.  Love the 105mm reach of the 24-105 L, and it also has great IS.  But I also love to melt away the backgrounds with the f/2.8 of the 24-70 L.  Both are built like a tank and really inspire confidence.  It is a tough choice but I was leaning towards the 24-105 L because it is slightly cheaper and I like the extra reach and IS. 

Now the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 IS has been announced.  It solves two out of 3 issues for me (if it proves to have good IQ).  It has IS, and it will likely be priced below the 24-105 L.  It doesn't have the 105mm, which I absolutely love, but 70mm is getting into pretty decent portrait territory for the way I use lenses.   I have heard good things about Tamrons USD system.  If it turns out to be anywhere near as good as canon's USM, I would be happy with it.  So then all that remains is build quality and that feeling of significance.  From what I have seen canon has the market cornered in the aspect.  I don't mind carrying the extra weight, it doesn't bother me.

If it is priced in the 700-800 dollar range, I think I would take a chance.  Because I could get this and a 100 f/2 and be a pretty happy camper.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 07:44:59 PM »

blueridge

  • Guest
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 07:47:06 PM »
Amazing...if the name on this lens was Canon, I bet most of our wish lists would be met with these specs! I love competition!!!

[pat]

briansquibb

  • Guest
Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 08:02:12 PM »
IS on a zoom that maxes at 70mm - shake may disappear but motion blur wont ...

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 08:02:12 PM »