Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced

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<strong>February 6th, 2012, Saitama, Japan</strong> - 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.</p>
<p>The price and availability of the SP 24-70mm will be announced at a later date.</p>
<p><!--more--><strong>Product Features</strong></p>
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<li>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.</li>
<li>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.</li>
<li>Features Tamron proprietary USD ( Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.</li>
<li>This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.</li>
<li>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.</li>
<li>Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.</li>
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LuCoOc

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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?
 

preppyak

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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)
 
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TGM123

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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.
 
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Huey

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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).
 
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blarygake

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
 
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preppyak said:
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.
 
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brownbry@gmail.com

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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.
 
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blueridge

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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]
 
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briansquibb

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IS on a zoom that maxes at 70mm - shake may disappear but motion blur wont ...
 

Radiating

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briansquibb said:
IS on a zoom that maxes at 70mm - shake may disappear but motion blur wont ...

You've been campaigning against IS of all things for years for this reason, and it is insane. Some people shoot static subjects in low light hand held, in fact that's most of what I do. Motion blur is only a factor if there is motion. Not only that but you can shoot people easily at 1/20th if they are posing. That's 2 full stops of IS you could benefit from at 70mm. Not only that but people following from the 1 / focal length rule will also benefit because that is still effected by camera shake. That rule was for prints from the film days. You need 1 / 2x focal length with today's high mp cameras.

So yes for the work I do this lens is very welcome, just because it doesn't benefit you doesn't mean you should hate it.

IS is nessesary for hand held video too.
 

AJ

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briansquibb said:
IS on a zoom that maxes at 70mm - shake may disappear but motion blur wont ...
... and motion blur can be a good thing if it's intentional. If fact it opens up a world of possibilities.

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Villagers dancing around the maypole. Portland Parish, Jamaica
 
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rstyle17

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When is the release schedule of this Tamron 24-70 with VC?... Im planning to buy the 28-75mm f2.8 very soon, but after seeing this thread i might wait for this lens. whats the MSRP too?...Thanks!
 

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AJ said:
briansquibb said:
IS on a zoom that maxes at 70mm - shake may disappear but motion blur wont ...
... and motion blur can be a good thing if it's intentional. If fact it opens up a world of possibilities.
Villagers dancing around the maypole. Portland Parish, Jamaica

great shot, love it! Also afully agree with the point you make and demonstrate so well with this picture.


My opinion:
* IS is always useful, in any lens
* IS is NOT big and heavy see for example the EF 70/200/4 L IS vs. non-IS - same size, just 55grams more weight (on a 760g telezoom)
* IS does NOT cost optical performance - again see 70-200/4L IS optically superior to the non-IS version
* IS does not add a lot to manufacturing costs, even though Canon massively overcharges for the feature. See Tamron and Sigma lenses with optical stabilization
* IS should be standard in all new lenses coming from one of the 2 camera manufacturers that chose not to offer in-body stabilization (Ca/Ni)

I do look forward to seeing reviews of the new Tamron 24-70 VC and to the price of the lens.
Competition is good!
 
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briansquibb

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AvTvM said:
AJ said:
briansquibb said:
IS on a zoom that maxes at 70mm - shake may disappear but motion blur wont ...
... and motion blur can be a good thing if it's intentional. If fact it opens up a world of possibilities.
Villagers dancing around the maypole. Portland Parish, Jamaica

great shot, love it! Also afully agree with the point you make and demonstrate so well with this picture.


My opinion:
* IS is always useful, in any lens
* IS is NOT big and heavy see for example the EF 70/200/4 L IS vs. non-IS - same size, just 55grams more weight (on a 760g telezoom)
* IS does NOT cost optical performance - again see 70-200/4L IS optically superior to the non-IS version
* IS does not add a lot to manufacturing costs, even though Canon massively overcharges for the feature. See Tamron and Sigma lenses with optical stabilization
* IS should be standard in all new lenses coming from one of the 2 camera manufacturers that chose not to offer in-body stabilization (Ca/Ni)

I do look forward to seeing reviews of the new Tamron 24-70 VC and to the price of the lens.
Competition is good!

Interesting points you put forward.

With the increased high iso becoming available the requirement for IS is reduced. This is particularly true of the shorter lens where unintentional motion blur becomes more and more likely as shutter times increase. For an example a 24 mm lens shooting at 1/30 doesn't need IS - but will almost inevitably get motion blur. Put 2 stops IS on the lens and low and behold everyone starts shooting at 1/10 or slower - where even IS wont stop handshake translating into motion blur - and hoards of people start complaining about the quality of the image.
 
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briansquibb

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dilbert said:
briansquibb said:
With the increased high iso becoming available the requirement for IS is reduced. This is particularly true of the shorter lens where unintentional motion blur becomes more and more likely as shutter times increase. For an example a 24 mm lens shooting at 1/30 doesn't need IS - but will almost inevitably get motion blur. Put 2 stops IS on the lens and low and behold everyone starts shooting at 1/10 or slower - where even IS wont stop handshake translating into motion blur - and hoards of people start complaining about the quality of the image.

Factor in to that the pixel size and that smaller pixels typically require either a faster shutter or a more steady picture on the sensor.

For 35mm film, the accepted wisdom was that 1/focal-length-in-mm was the required shutter speed for a photo without blur. So a 300mm lens requires 1/320 or better. A 2 stop IS system potentially lets someone shoot at 1/80, hand held. Now that's 35mm film. If the sensor in your camera has twice the resolution of 35mm film then you'll need to double that. Thus there are those that say that if you are using a 5D Mark II, you need 1/2*focal-length-in-mm for a good shot. So a 300mm lens requires 1/600 hand held, but if you're using a 2-stop IS system, you're back around 1/150.

IS is required to offset the increase in MP density.

On my 5DII I stick to the basic rule which is the next stop faster than the focal length. For example the 135 f/2 at 1/200 gives sharp every time.

I think everyone is aware of the benefit of IS for longer lens - the issue being disussed is when IS falls down on short lens where handshake looks like motion blur. This is presumably why Canon didn't include IS on wa.